Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya laid to Rest, Successor Enthroned

Mfonrifum Nabil Mbombo Njoya, aged 28, is the new Sultan of the Bamoun.

The Civil Administrator was enthroned following the burial of the Late Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya at the Royal Bamoun Palace in Foumban, Noun division of the West region of Cameroon.

The 20th monarch was enthroned after the official funeral ceremony organised for the 19th 19th Sultan of the Bamouns; Ibrahim Mbombou Njoya who died last sepember 27 in Paris, France .

Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute at Funeral

Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya was buried after an official funeral ceremony during which Prime Minister – Head of Government,  Joseph Dion Ngute officially represented the President of the Republic, Paul Biya.

PM Joseph Dion Ngute arrived at the Ngon village, venue for official funeral at 11 am Saturday.

After observing the national anthem and  inspecting the guard of honour, he moved to the main ceremonial ground where thousands of Bamoun sons and daughters as well as guests and dignitaries from Cameroon and beyond had gathered to salute the memory of the 19th Ruler of the Bamouns.

Presidential Wreath

Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute placed the wreath of the Presidential couple near the remains of Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya.

Then followed the presentation of eleven speeches explaining the grandeur and multi-dimentional character of the departed monarch.

Notables of the Bamoun kingdoym, family Members, UNESCO, the Olympic committee, the CPDM party, the Senate, the Council of Traditional Rulers of Cameroon and other organisations to which he was a member took turns to  salute his sense of hardwork, loyalty, unity and initiative.

Posthumous Decorations of the Late King

During the event attended by thousands of Bamouns and dignitaries from Cameroon and beyond, the fallen monarch was posthumously raised to the dignity of Grand Cordon of the Cameroonian merit; one of the highest distinctions of the land.

Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on behalf of President Paul Biya posthumously decorated the late sultan.

The Governor of the West Region Awa Fonka Augustine read the condolence message of the presidential couple in which the sultan is hailed as a sports enthusiast, a committed politician and a pure traditionalist

Apart from the community of Bamouns present to honour the memory of the monarch as he makes his final journey to the land of his ancestors, the official Funeral Ceremony was also attended by Members of Government, political figures, the diplomatic corps, the Circle of friends of Cameroon (CERAC) and a representative of the President of Equatorial Guinea.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

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