Staff of the CBC Central Administration joined their colleagues of Nkwen Baptist Health Centre (NBHC) on May 1, 2015 to stage a powerful march pass at the Bamenda Commercial Avenue to mark the 129th International Labour Day. The colourful commemoration held under the watchful eyes of Northwest Governor, Lele L’Afrique Tchoffo Deben Adolphe and a packed-full grand stand at the Bamenda Commercial Avenue containing all the living forces of the regional capital: the SDO for Mezam, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Bamenda, mayors, employers and others.
For the first time, CBC Health Services (CBCHS) workers received labour medals in Bamenda and not in Fundong or in Banso as it has been down the years. The three pacesetters included: Mr. Wepnje Joseph Mupbah, Supervisor of the Support Group programme who received three medals at once (gold, silver-gilt and silver) for serving for 25 years or more. Mr. Wepnje had the privilege to receive his medals from the governor who pinned them on the recipients’ chest. Mr. Ndem Emmanuel got silver-gilt and silver after serving for 15 years while Mr. Nshom Ivo took home a silver medal for his 10 years of meritorious services. The two Technical Services Department staff received their medals from the hands of the Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) for Mezam, Nguele Nguele Felix.
At the fellowship ceremony that took place at the Baptist Centre after the march pass, the CBCHS’ Chief of Administration and Finance (CAF), Mr. Warri Denis congratulated the three medalists and the staff for showcasing and advertising the services offered in NBHC during the march pass. The CAF challenged other staff to remain committed and steadfast to their jobs, because it is only hard work and commitment that can keep them on course to serve for such lengths of time.
On behalf of the Director of Health Services, the CAF handed honorarium letters to the medalists. He also used the occasion to award Staff of the Year certificate of the Central Administration to the laureate for 2014, Chuye Joseph of the Personnel Department. The CAF encouraged NBHC to speed up with their own elections.
This year’s Labour Day held under the theme: “Building the Future of Cameroon in Peace, Solidarity and Decent Work”. Taking to the rostrum, Trade Union leaders around the country called for a better work environment, better collaboration between employers and employees and better pay.