Government, Medics and civil society organisations have been highlighting once again the negative effects of the alarming consumption of tobacco products despite figures of health risk to the consumer and his society.
A similar situation hold true for non biodegradable plastic that had been banned by authorities but the product still gets to the country via clandestine means.
Non Biodegradable Plastic Bags Persist Despite Government Measures
In the Far North Region, more than 500 kg of non-standard packaging was seized by the regional delegation of environment in the year 2022 as part of the fight against the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags is still persisting.
In spite of this encouraging result, there is still a strong presence of non-biodegradable plastic packaging in the markets with the authorities saying the long borders that the Region shares with neighbouring countries favours the practice.
North West: Pupils and Students begin Enjoying Holidays
Many Academic institutions in the North West Region have begun shutting down for the third term holidays.
The period many say, is considered a difficult one for many parents who have to make plans and keep their children occupied.
While some Parents in Bamenda talk of engaging their Children in income generating activities to raise cash, which will assist them in the next school year, others highlight that they are planning to enroll them for holiday classes.
Centre Region: Adverse Effects of Tobacco on Women
Medical experts in the Centre Region have caution women against tobacco smoking with its adverse effects on their reproductive health.
As the center region join the world over to commemorate World No Tobacco Day this Wednesday, May 31 health experts in the region have been assessing the impact of tobacco on women’s health. Medical-Expert, Dr Aminazong Willibroad highlighted the dangers of tobacco on women’s reproductive health
Littoral Region: World No Tobacco Day
“Grow food, not tobacco” is the theme of this years edition of the World No Tobacco day. Cigarette made from tobacco is something some inhabitants of Douala live with as smoking has become their daily routine. An attitude many inhabitants have described as bad.
South West: Authorities assess Conduct of Official Examinations
Some Senior Divisional Officers in the South West Region have also visited examination centers to evaluate the conduct of the General Certificate of Education Examinations, in their jurisdictions.
The evaluation visit comes after that of South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai.
The Senior Divisional Officer for Meme Chamberlain Ntuo’o Ndong and his counterpart of Fako Chibou say the exams are going on hitchfree in their Divisions.
West Region: Validation of response plan to Assist Youth IDPs
Displaced youth in the West Region will soon receive assistance geared towards their socio-economic integration and financial empowerment in their host communities.
This follows the validation of the regional action plan in response to the needs of displaced youth in the West Region during a workshop attended by officials from Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development those of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education as well as international partners.
Littoral: Nde Awards First edition Scheduled in Douala
The maiden edition of the NDE Diba Ngum award will take place in the city of Douala on December 16.
The distinction ceremony promises to be one of the biggest event that compensates the talents of sons and daughters of the soil and other Cameroonians that have contributed in raising the flag high.
This information was disclosed during a press conference in Douala this May 31.
Littoral : Cameroon Baccalauréat Board Evaluates 2023 Session of Exams
The Cameroon Baccalauréat Office says the General Baccalauréat exams that began three days ago across the country is unfolding smoothly in the Littoral Region.
This follows a mid-term assessment of the exams in some writing centers carried out by the Littoral branch office of the OBC. This year has however witnessed a marked drop in absenteeism in writing centers at midterm compared to last year.
First Edition of Fair On SMEs For The Centre Region
The first edition of the Centre Régional Fair for SMEs has opened at the esplanade of the Yaounde City Council.
For three days over 200 entrepreneurs and start uppers will be showcasing their ingenuity to the public while discussing ways of better improving the sector.
Placed under the theme: “Popularization of SMEs In The Centre Région, Highlighting Local Flours”; the event was presided over by the Governor of the Centre Région, Naseri Paul Bea who called on the population of the region to valorize local products.
North: Construction works on bridge over Taram river launched
A 10-month deadline has been given to the contractor to complete construction works on a bridge over the Taram river in the Mayo Banyo Division.
While launching the construction works, the Senior Divisional Officer for the Mayo Banyo, Charles Gall called on the contractor to respect the 10 month deadline of the project expected to ameliorate the living conditions of the local population upon completion.
Adamawa: Successful Unfolding of Baccalaureat Examination
A candidate who gave birth during the Baccalaureat has continued with her examinations. She is amongst four thousand, six hundred and twenty two candidates sitting the Baccalaureat exam this year in Adamawa.
Officials of the Baccalaureate board have been visiting various sub-centers in the town of Ngaoundere hosting candidates sitting for the written phase of the examination in the French sub-system of education.
The delegation from Yaounde guided by the Head of the Adamawa branch of the board after going to four sub-centers concluded that the session is unfolding smoothly.
North West: Youths Showcase Talents in Audio-visual Arts
Some youths in the Northwest have highlighted that their passion to create and integrate their ideas into beautiful artistc pieces has been part of the driving force, that has lured them into audio visual arts and mordern photography.
They also mention, the high demand by customers who want for their pictures to be edited and beautified with effects has pushed them to step up the game.
South: Faculty of law and Political Science launch cultural week
The Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Ebolowa has launched activities to mark it’s cultural week.
The launching took place on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 with students taking part in a sport walk on the streets of Ebolowa.