Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Original Settlers of Victoria

The debate about the indigenes of Victoria is a very complicated one. We have seen this with the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. That is even the more reason why the issue becomes complex. The Palestinians who were born there before 1948 do not understand why Israel would say it is her land, but the Israelis who have kept close touch with their annals cannot believe that anyone would even debate about the ownership of the land. Many have tried to introduce a quasi-timeline that was not good enough to place the Bakweri and Bassas as the original settlers of Victoria, but they have failed. By the way; it does not mean that because Bassa before Konde and the Bakweris before Dr Mbua were not indigenes, does not mean Pro. Konde and Dr. Mbua cannot be indigenes considering that that is where they were born. That is the only place they know as the place of their forebears. Notwithstanding, this treatise is to support the historical narratives that the Bayangs were the original settlers of Victoria who later moved northwards in search of fertile farmlands since the people were initially all subsistent farmers.

"But according to Mola Richard Moki Monono:
The Coastal Bantus of the Cameroon as Dr Ardener stated constitute the northern most community of Bantus in Africa, the bulk of the Bantus are actually in Central, East and of course Southern Africa. I don't know if the Coastal Bantus migrated from Congo . However, we Bakwerians or Doulas do not find anything shameful about being related to Congolese."

Why would it be implausible for the Banyangs to be the first settlers of Victoria if they are Bantus? We are not talking about their origins, we are tracing the first settlers. Someone may still come from London and be the first resident in a given house before even those who live in that area. The Bayangs lived there first, so they should be given the privilege to rule the place.

Some people have argued that the distant is too far for them to have migrated. Take note that most of the coastal inhabitants are Bantus. Is it easier to migrate from Congo to the Maritime region rather than from the Maritime region to Mamfe? The argument about distance is unfounded because if the cattle rearers of the Far North Province could walk from Makari with their cows to the South West then the Bayangs can as well walk from Victoria to Manyu Wonderland.

Others have posited that if the the Banyangs lived there they should have left their footprints with names. They argue that the Banyangs did not leave any villages named after them, and that they did not leave people with their names everywhere. This argument too is far-fetched looking at certain modern day scenarios. Since the Asians have China town in California it means they were the first settlers there. After all almost everyone there has an Asian name. That argument is untenable. While a name may tell you where you come from, it does not tell who first settled in a place. We are not debating about origin; we are debating about the first settlers of Victoria. Names may reflect your origin and may indicate your passage via a place but then, the Banyangs were not involved with a lot of writing. Isn’t it today and nowadays that many of your villages have names? How many of our villages have signboards in their local languages? How many have street names or other major artifacts in their local languages. How did you expect them to write in those days if today when technology is almost present everywhere people are not writing?

Some people have contended that Alfred Saker never ever mentioned the Banyangs as the first settlers of Victoria. Their source is spurious as you know that the explorers revised a lot of historical data to justify their acts. Consequently, we cannot endorse the narratives of Alfred Saker over those of my great grand father.

The Bassas and Bakweris having failed to unveil lucidly and fluidly the migration and emigration timeline within the suburbs of Victoria, this author has decided to do so with anachronisms. It is difficult to pinpoint the migration and emigration of the Bassas and Bakweris (with written history since there was none)rather than tribal surmisal of clans that have existed in Victoria from so called clans men like Pa Ndoko and KOnde’s own orator. There has not been a clear timeline, archeological data, and cultural artifacts: customs and traditions, dances, food, dress and languages that would determine the first people who settled Victoria.

The Bakweris do not have a more authentic account than the Bassa. Both groups are land grabbers who have failed to recognize the original settlers-Banyangs. The Bassas and Bakweris have written the history with a different proclivity and an intended purpose to displace the Banyangs.

We have seen two people from the same village write two different accounts about the history of their tribe. If not there would not have been the fight for chieftaincy in BesongAbang between Late Chief Dr Enownchong and chief Tanyi-Tambe or the internal fights in Bachuo-Akabe and Bachuo-Ntai for that long.

The very first proof to show that the Bayangs first lived in Victoria is the remnant of language residuals. Many people in Victoria area spoke Kenyang and most even carried Manyu names. Kenyang has often been regarded as the superior language in the whole of South West. Though languages may evolve, it is easier to determine the language tree from which all other varieties emanated. The autochthones’ language is always looked upon as the mother language even when they are a conquered people. So it is still possible to determine the aborigines from the mother or dominant language.

Furthermore, after careful perusals and critical thinking of the Bassa and Bakweri languages and seeing the number of borrowed Kenyang words in these languages, one can conclude that Bayangs settled Victoria first. More so, the existence of Kenyang root words that have been transposed into the languages of the people around Victoria means that the Banyangs were the first there.

A second proof to determine original settlers will be a timeline. The Bassas and Bakweris begin in the median. Did you realize that the dotard of 101 years old who gave Dr Konde his interview could have been the fourth or fifth generation telling the story? Looking at the narratives of Pa Ndoko one would conclude that it is each of their lands because the narratives are what they met. However, my own orator who gave me the oral history was 125 years old. Therefore, he has more authenticity and proper information than the two old men who came after him. In those days they were stronger than the 90 years old “Agrics” that we have today. Pa Matthias in Bambui village was still walking close to two miles to and fro church at 125. Any Bambui person in the house?

Just by forwarding a theory that Victoria belongs to the Bayangs does not make me an evil person. The Bayangs were the original owners of the Victoria Land, but when the Bakweris came and were always taking their women, they decided to run and leave the place to save their love lives at least. How does that become a Bakweri land because the Banyangs ran and left the place?

A third proof to show that the Banyangs were the original settlers was the anachronistic Belle Sumbu. One of the major characteristics to show that a group passed somewhere will be anachronisms. The Bakweri traditional dance of man and woman holding each other and the Bassa Asiko like the Bottle Dance are all copycats of Belle Sumbu (Band Dance) when the Banyangs first lived there. That is an indisputable proof of assimilation and acculturation and a residue of a glaring artifact.

Some have argued that being a tenant means you are not the landlord. Thus the idea of paying rents becomes a very weak argument because in Douala and Bonaberi conurbation, apart from the suburbs like Bonadale, Bonadibong, and some other parts, most Daualas living there pay rents. Land tenure quickly changes hands where there is frequent and high migration. You have heard about Bayangs who owned and distributed land. The Bakweris and Bassas are merely the newcomers to Victoria.

Surprisingly you find that the change of land ownership is not interrelated between those in Victoria and Palestine. It does. It does in that there are places in the South West province that if someone told you that the first people who lived there were from North West province you would not deny it because they have been the ones living there from generation to generation since their original swamp dwellers have left for fear of intermingling with metics and outlanders.

Should we then conclude that the European migrants were the first to reach America? Did they meet anyone called the American Indian?. Does that mean that the European migrants were the original settlers of present day America? Who seems to be paying rents now? Does that mean that Columbus discovered the place? Perhaps since the American Indians are paying rents now, they are the last settlers.

Just because the Bayangs have now become the tenants does not mean they were not the original settlers. Those of us who are in the line of chief will support written history over oral tradition because by virtue of the historical documents that exist, there is a timeline that can be traced. If we make oral history to afloat written history then everything we have that will link us directly to the throne becomes redundant. We should avert relying on deficient and thus impotent narratives from proselytized bystanders who are now like the canons of the oral history of Victoria.

Therefore, now that regional leadership is dependent on the original settlers, the Banyangs should stake a claim on Victoria and how to rule it.

Until then, the Bassa and Bakweri should both vacate Victoria for the rightful owners- the Bayangs.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Should She Call Herself An Apostle?

Apostle Lee Ann B. Marino of The Apostlic Felloship International Ministries (exercising her apostolate).

I have heard people argue with me and others about their titles. Today I will be establishing whether people should bear titles at all, if there are still apostles and prophets today, and if anyone could bear the title of prophetic apostle. Would you say Obama is proud because they call him president? Or would you pick qualms with Mr. Stone who is called doctor Stone, or perhaps Ms Jeffries who is called counsel because she is a lawyer. Did you know that the word God is actually a title and not a name? That is why you have different types of gods like Baal, Milcom, Isis, Osiris, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Hera Hermis, Zeus and you name the rest. Therefore, if God does not have a problem with humanity bearing tiles why should the latter preoccupy themselves with that which was established beyond their consensus?

In the Old Testament, God accepted the title of God, and He did not introduce his real name to the Israelites until after some time (Ex 6:3). God turns now and gives Moses a title by calling him a god (Ex 7:1). That was to tell Moses that he now has special supernatural powers that mortal man like Pharaoh does not have. By implication, God introduced title bearing. Further into our perusal, God puts out an ad advert for prophets to come out (Num 12:6); thus, calling out those who knew that they were prophets to step forward for God to use them. Then he juxtaposes the fact that there could be another prophet who is called by God (Deut 18:15). So there were those who prophesied as a spiritual gift, and there were those who prophesy as an office.

Most of the major and minor prophets had the office, and most of the Christians in Corinth, Ephesus and Galatia had the gift of prophecy. I will introduce you to Agabus (Act 11:28; 21: 10) lest it appears as if there was no one with the office of the prophet in the New Testament. The apostle Paul will elucidate further when he talks about the gift of prophecy (I Cor 12:10) and the office of the prophet (I Cor 12:28). So why do we have a problem with those who know that they are prophets if they step out for the vocation?

Did you realize how those titles are arranged in the church? They are classified by linear order of necessity. You remember I told you I was going to explain to you why those offices in I Coprinthians12:28 come in that order? For a church to start an apostle is sent to open, launch or begin one. So he/she is actually the first person the “uncircumcised” will see. You can see that with Paul and Barnabas. Then a prophet is sent to edify, exhort and comfort (I Cor 14:3). The teacher comes in now to make bare the oracle of the Lord, so that men and women will be implanted in the Lord to abide in Him. Then those workers of miracles who will come to heal and rekindle the first love that is almost lost from trials and temptations. Then we have the healers and those who can find a suffering person in the midst of happy people. Then as the church is growing, the church starts to experience problems as in Acts 15. So we need someone to reorganize the church. Finally, there is a call for those who know that the initial physical evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues are called in so that the laborer is well equipped for the work. That is not by hazard that these offices are arranged that way; they are made in order of their expediency.

I want us to run straight into the title of the apostle. When did the disciples move from disciples to apostolate? The word disciple and apostle are interchangeably used for the twelve. However, from the time that Jesus called the original 12 until the time that they added Matthias to replace Judas (Acts 1:26), the name changes with the ministry operation. That means; when they were just called, they were apostles (disciples-students), but when they graduated from his school after three years, he sends them to establish churches by preaching in Jerusalem, Samaria, Judea and the extremities of the earth (Mt 28:19-20).

Therefore, the title was originally for the 12 who have been originally with Jesus directly or by proxy, have studied under him and were originally called out of their sin. So then could we have modern day apostles?

Paul called himself an apostle (Rom 1:1, 11:13; ICor 9:1-2; Gal 1:1), and Peter too called himself an apostle (I Pet 1:1; 2 Pet 1:1). Consequently, like many do with other apostles in our days, he was challenged several times. The apostle Paul defended his apostolate by reiterating the rules on which the apostolate is established. The individual must have been redeemed, must have seen Jesus, and must have established churches.

Saul experienced a transformation that led to his conversion from Saul to Paul, on his way to Damascus (saw Jesus), and he opened churches in different cities.
So can we in our modern days have people who have believed in the Lord Jesus, have experienced a special encounter with Jesus and have opened churches in different places? If they have fulfilled those conditions, why then do we refuse them form being called apostles? Once the disciples began preaching in Antioch and other places, they fulfilled the last requirement to be called apostles as in the office of the church.

Don’t we call people outside doctor because they are doctors and lawyers because they are lawyers? Don’t they have names? What about senator or Mr. President? Having a title in biblical times was so important that even when a man of God died, his title was still hung up in his epitaph (2 kings 23:17). We see the same thing when Pilate wrote the epitaph “JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS” (Jn 19:19). If titles were bad, Jesus being sinless would not have accepted the title of “Master” meaning teacher (Mt 8:19 Mk 10:20). His name was Jesus of Nazareth, but he demonstrated the office of a teacher and so all called him “Master”. Some are natural born teachers others are man made teachers. Some titles are given by men (man made) and others God gives them (natural).

Therefore, listen to me well. A title is an honor that is bequeathed on people to bestow honor to whom honor is due. In the words of Jesus “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's” (Mt 22:21).

A prophetic apostle is someone who has both ministries (prophet and apostolate).

Until then, let her be called an apostle.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

God Has Also Called Women To Preach The Gospel

Apostle Lee Ann B. Marino of The Apostlic Felloship International Ministries

It is even sadder when female preachers say that God has asked the woman now to preach because men are not doing their job; thereby, unconsciously making the woman inferior. It is almost like saying “ok our reserve (woman) suit up to play because the starter (man) is not doing a good job. Or perhaps my tire (man) has bumps and leaks, so let me use woman (my doughnut or spare tire)”. Maybe this is our scapegoat below.

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee (Gen 3:16).

It means that the woman will desire a man and a man will desire a woman, and the beast will desire both to devour. It does not mean the woman is inferior to the man. Some preachers claim that listing the woman amongst the properties of man (numbers 32:26 & I Kings 20:5.) means she is one of his properties; thus, she is inferior.

Look carefully at Gen 3:19. Through Adam death entered into the world. Notice the physical and spiritual ramifications. Notice that the Federal Head Theory is manifested more in physical settings and worship than in spiritual ones. Man is counted as a household and his family as an auxiliary. They belong to him and him to God. Consequently, when Adam sinned as the head of the household, sin entered into the whole world (Rom 5:12).

Now look at Gen 3:21 and see the equality in spiritual bearing. He clothed both from “coats of skins”. This physical act is the redemption of the spiritual nature that they lost in sin. As a result, both men and women receive the same salvation because the blood that redeems the man is not superior to that of the woman. When both men and women believe in God, Christ seals them with the same Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13; 4:30). However, the man will be the head of the household as in the Federal Head.

When Adam is driven out of the garden, he walked out with his wife. His wife has to follow him, because they will till (labor) the ground together. Now quickly go to Ephesians 5:21. That is the topic sentence “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God”. The woman reverences the man as the head of the household, and the man loves her like Christ loved the Church and gave his life for it. Consequently, they enter into a partnership and collaboration while maintaining their home managerial roles-the man as ruler of his own house (I Tim 3:4). However, the church is not his house; it is the bride of Christ.

Hence, with the advent of the Lord Jesus, gender divisions were no more touchstones. Apostle Paul endorses this position with his reminder to the Galatians and Ephesians respectively (Gal 3:28; Col 3:10-11) because the curse has been reversed with the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ.

If gender was important, then God would have done as he did with the salvific list of Noah’s Ark. What God wants is laborers. It is more a cultural issue, than a theological one because if it wasn’t then God would at least warned Solomon not to deal with the Queen of Sheba who was ruling her own country thus ruling over men (I kings 10:13).

Christ was not radical in trying to transform the culture as he was with spiritual matters. With the cleansing of the temple, he made a whip to drive them out, but with establishing an egalitarian society, he proceeded with caution though it almost cost him his life (Lk 4:17-30). That is hwy he will commission Mary Magdalene and not Peter to carry the missive of his resurrection (John 20:17).

When Christ died and resurrected, he reversed the curse. It is exemplified in his daily dealings with the people. A weaker vessel does not mean an inferior being. Both ate the fruit, and both were punished. Therefore, if the curse has been reversed then the woman cannot be treated as an inferior being or laborer of the world and the kingdom of God.

Until then, women preach the word in season and out of season.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Unapproved Workman

Just this week, I have had four Christians send me to read from an author to defend their point of view. Imagine someone standing in front of your door with a vacuum cleaner that they claim could work wonders. Then you ask them to teach you how it works. They tell you to instead go and read the handbook. That is exactly the way many Christians behave. When you ask them questions, they say go and read this book. What a travesty. I want us to look at a verse: 2 Timothy 2:15.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

God inherently encourages the laborer to study. It is true that too much learning brings too much sorrow (ECCL 12:12), but that is when we study to argue against futilities because those arguments are confusing, useless and destructive to an extent (2 Tim 2:14) especially when we spend our time studying myths and fables (I Tim 1:4).

To study means to give diligence. You cannot study without reading. It is true you may learn by listening, but you must read, and we must read the Bible. It is abnormal for a true Christian to be in the faith for 3 years, but they have never read the Bible from cover to cover while they have read Harry Porter and the tragedies of Shakespeare.

To shew thyself means to be ready, to be there to help. To stand side by side that means to be able to carry a debate. Don’t take the pretext that the debate is meaningless to cover your nescience.

To be approved means to be acceptable or genuine. If you cannot defend what you believe in the bible, then you may appear like a counterfeit, or like a salesperson who does not know much about the merchandize they are selling. You are dong all of that for God (Unto God, so that the Godhead: (divinity) will approve you and prepare your crown on the day of reckoning. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. Some people used to tell me that it is not about knowing the Bible but putting it into practice. How would you practice something you don’t know though? How would you become a good football player if you do not know the rules? You must learn the rules first. Because many Christians have failed to learn the rules of Christianity, they live as cousins of the devil.

You should be a workman who is not ashamed. Do not forget that when you give your life to Christ, you become God’s laborer. So how would you work in a company you do not know the rules? You are a workman, but you want another person to read and tell you what the rules of the company say? How would you know your duties, rights and privileges?

My brethren, you are God’s workmen. Take for example until you read Eph 6:10-19 you will not know how to fight the devil. Until you read Mark 9:29 you will not know how to cast out evil spirits. You will be an inefficient workman. And wouldn’t you be ashamed if you are a Christian, but you can’t even pray for a sick? I mean isn’t it shameful if you are a Christian, but you do not know how to respect your father and mother?

The workman should be able to rightly divide the word of truth, and to present the Bible objectively and honestly. What is this thing that we are preaching today twisting the word of God to please the congregation? Some one is doing drugs and we think it is just their business and also their weakness. Then later we say everyone sins. No, he or she should be rebuked. Tell them “your body is the temple of God. Whosoever destroys that temple he or she would be destroyed too”. The Bible wants us to present the truth objectively. Don’t twist the bible or interpret the Bible to help your belief and hide the truth from the Christians. Show them the truth and the whole truth.

My appeal to you is to make s timetable to read the Bible everyday and at least three chapters. Try to memorize a verse every week at least. Listen; that is the only way you will be an approved workman of God who is not ashamed to rightly divide the word of truth.

Until then, may you be an approved God’s laborer.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jerome Mendouga: A Sword of Tribal and Linguistic Divide

I am not one of his friends, but I stand for justice. It only bothers me a great deal to hear and read people rejoice that Mendouga should rot in jail (even though he has not been tried), but they want Muluh Mbuh to come out. While I support Muluh Mbuh, Lapiro and Forjindam, I think that Mendouga’s case needs sympathy. When it is someone we like we cry “innocent until proven guilty”, but if it is someone we hate, we cry “guilty until proven innocent”. That is why onlookers can rightly say there is a lot of tribalism amongst Cameroonians. Everyone (whether we like them or not) should be innocent until proven guilty. No one should be guilty until proven innocent.

Groups like ACCDF, CPS, CAMSA and the rest should take public positions on cases of blatant injustice. They should join their voices in requesting a fair and just trial for people like Mendouga whether they are our friends or not. Many people in Cameroonian forums talk evil of Mendouga because he is Beti and francophone. That is not the way we will build that country. That is not the way Cameroon will change. If there are problems, and we want solutions, we must join hands no matter our linguistic differences.

As most of you can testify that I always rebuked him in public like I am doing with the current ambassador. When news came out that Mendouga was confiscating passports, I personally called him to enquire if it was true. He told me he was coming to Atlanta, and we will talk about it.

How do you file for asylum and you are requesting for a visa to go back home. I mean to the same place, with the same government, and the same president. Why don’t you just stay out since you have run away?

I am afraid, what happens in the house of the hen will happen in the house of the duck. I am afraid that tomorrow you all will turn against the present ambassador when he runs into trouble. Aren’t you afraid that those who wined (Moet and Don Perignon) and dined (goat meat) with Mendouga too have abandoned him? What a shame! Where is our sense of loyalty? What a bunch of turncoats who feast today with you and abandon you tomorrow when you truly need them!

I was not a friend of Mendouga, but I will defend him knowing the facts of that case. Mendouga’s case is a sad situation where Paul Biya has been misinformed to think that Mendogua wanted to kill him. Mendouga will be the last person to plan for Biya’s death. He sang and praised Biya even in his sleep. This same man has served Biya for more than 20 years and did not have any reports of disloyalty. I know you think that is a good enough reason to let him decay in the dungeon of Kondengui, but remember, Biya gave him that farm he grazed on. You should instead praise him for faithfulness and trustworthiness. Be faithful to whoever is your partner-even if it is the Devil.

My compatriots, Jerome Mendouga is a scapegoat of people who want to conceal the corruption that went with the Albatross. Mendogua is not a victim of Operation Sparrow Hawk; he is a victim of Beti internal strife whereby he was not too smart to get himself out of the way. Surprisingly, the same sword he protected is the sword that has stabbed him. Biya that he was ready to die for is the same Biya who is locking him in jail now. What a world of turncoats! What a world of absurdities!
Jerome Mendouga, fear not, it shall be well. You have been an honorable man, and you will be out soon to be honorable.

Until then, I wish you well, and I hope to see you out soon.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Errant USA Manyu Diaspora Must Unite.

These kids need your unity.

If I had said the Manyu people have sinned, it is certain that many will not know the meaning because sin comes from a Greek word hamartia; meaning to miss the mark or to err. After you look at their convention videos and pictures, perhaps you will agree with me that the Manyu Diaspora has erred big time. This is their Mission, vision, and values statement:

Our mission is to advance and nurture the cultural, intellectual, personal, social and economic development of Manyu citizens in the Americas. We work in close partnerships at all levels with other Manyu constituencies and stakeholders to incessantly develop services and programs thus creating a safe, inclusive, progressive and sustainable Manyu community.

That was and is the bull’s eye they want to hit. It is certain that culturally they have partially succeeded as they danced most of the traditional dances like Mgbe, Monikim, Obasinjom and Amgbuh. Intellectually, they have succeeded as individuals, but like most Africans, they are socially and economically lacking behind. Furthermore, they have failed to work in close collaboration at all levels with other Manyu citizens because there are two national groups, and almost every chapter has two chapters. To make matters worst, at the national level they are in court and in Georgia, The Takim Peter Team has sought an injunction against the Philip Tabi team. That is because they have failed to create a safe, inclusive, progressive and sustainable Manyu community.

They have totally abandoned those goals and mission. They have lost their vision, and a people without a vision will perish. They embrace carpe diem; let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. Or perhaps we may paraphrase it in Pidgin “make we chop drink after lap na die”. Really? Is this all educated professionals can reserve for their posterity? That is why they gloat with pictures as if they help anyone. Anyone with eyes could see through the agitprop of the pictures and videos posted. Sadly too, plastic surgery may repair a damaged face, but a plastic smile will not do for a miserable life. Onlookers can only feel pity for us.

Children are walking barefooted in Mamfe, schools are without roofs, and villages are without light. Many children are forced to be illiterate because rather than send money home for schools to hire PTA teachers to alleviate our absentee government, we are squandering the money here in courts. The GCE results have been dropping in Manyu now at a speed unparallel. They lack infrastructures that we could easily provide.

Healthcare is excluded from their daily survival. People are dying like chicken. Almost monthly, we receive news of people dying from an illness that we could have prevented if we were together. Our people seem to be married to poverty. Armed robbery is increasing. For those of you who think your parents are fine, you must think again. If the poor cannot sleep because of their conditions, the rich will not sleep too for fear of what the poor will do to them? That is why people are being kidnapped for ransoms.

It is a shameful and wicked thing to be happy alone. Indeed, it is! Look at those villages without a market. Look at the child that is dying now in the Mamfe Central Hospital. We could have saved his life if we had just sent some medication. Oh yeah! A $500 medication, but we are in court paying lawyers for thousands of dollars. No Manyu child should be left behind if we can unite our resources.

We are taking huge sums of money to go and buy titles at home and then use the rest to sue one another in America. How can a people who have seen the light prefer to stay in darkness? Manyu people, how can you be in water and soap is entering into your eyes? Oh Manyu people, who has bewitched you to forsake your mission? What would be your own legacy to the Division of Manyu in particular and Cameroon as whole? Can you tell me? Oh well, that you were in court to fight for positions.

We can fool some people sometimes, but we cannot fool all the people all the time. It is paramount that we make peace and unite. Everyone has been wounded, and everyone must accept their responsibilities and forgive. WE have no choice but to put our differences behind to accomplish our mission. It is through unity that we will put smiles in the faces of kids and the disadvantaged back at home. The Manyu people should be willing to seek different opinions and respect dissensions. This is a clarion call for unity; for there will not be neutrals or spectators. We must learn to be inclusive, tolerant and open-minded. If you are for unity, please add your voice to mine today. Manyu must unite. If you are not in America, call all you brothers and sisters you know and tell them it is time we unite.

Until then, we need each other’s happiness to be happy as a people.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Living The Talk

Kwin, thanks for your video. There is not a single week a former student or present student doesn’t call, email or text me. I have been to court with some, and others I have visited in their sick beds. Most I have visited in their homes. Others I have looked for work, and some I have actually helped with cash and kind. Most remember I was strict, but at the same time I am caring and compassionate. For the past ten years my disciplinary referrals are not up to a dozen. That is why they can sit back and differentiate between my being strict in class and my care and compassion for them out of class. It is good to talk about Jesus as the answer, but it is better to live Jesus as the answer. We may not be perfect, but we must strive for perfection.

A woman told me what the pastors and leaders of her church did to her, and it left me dumbfounded. Is that being the light of the world, and the salt of the earth? Treat people right, and they will follow your Jesus. Did you see any youth leave the mission while I was the leader? Now, look before I came and after I left. Listen to this: "let your light so shine before men so that they will see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven".

Kwin, are we still taking strangers into our homes? I mean strangers: someone you do not know. Today people tell you how can I take someone in that I don’t know? They say that you could be hurt. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it (Mt 17:33. I have always taken people in and though some have stolen from me but the Lord replenished it. The Good Samaritan spirit is disappearing today.

Kwin, a lady and her kids were stuck in a four way intersection. I went and parked by the side to try and push their car off the road. Motorists sat in their cars looking at me. Another one was honking. Two other people realizing I could not push the car by myself quickly joined me to push it off the road. I wanted to say a word to the lady honking at us, and as she passed me, I saw the fish sign on the back of her car. She is a Christian who cannot even step out of her car to help a helpless woman with kids. How man times have you stopped by to help anyone; I mean someone in trouble?

Ma Kwin, Sunday morning I was going to preach in one church when I saw some four black older women by the road side looking bewildered. Their gas was finished. So I stopped by to help and another brother I was giving a ride told me that “brother you have to leave these things when you are with me. I don’t want to go to church late”. Which was more important: going to church on time or helping these daughters of God who were stuck by the roadside? I reminded him of the story of the Good Samaritan. We went and bought the gas and brought to the ladies. They were happy and blessed us as we both went to church. Nowadays there is a common saying that: “don’t talk to strangers”. Doesn’t the bible say be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels (Heb 13:2)?

Erneste, I carried a 55 year old white guy in car so we could go to the ATM for me to give him some money. After about a mile, he began sobbing. You know I am allergic to being quiet, so I then engaged him into a conversation. The he told me that his wife ran away with a young man for 8 years. She came back and lived with them again for two years, and she just ran away again with another guy. He said “she is into that powder and crack stuff. She goes to the church down the street there”. Going to church is not the issue; but living a life that is worthy of church going; a life that shows others you know God.

People, there is one thing I will like everyone to know. If some people cannot sleep because of what you do to them, you will not sleep yourself for fear of what they will do to you. That is why you see oppressors always look for better means to keep the oppressed oppressed because they are afraid of what they will do them. Treat people right and you will sleep in peace not fearing any reprisals.

Until then, treat everybody right.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Together let us fight racism.

Many people do not feel comfy when they see someone being maltreated. In most cases people prefer to go about their business and mutter a few words behind. Others share the view of the racists; while, in others they confront the racist. If you ask many people out there what they think about racism, many will tell you that they are not racists and do not like racism. Yet, that is not the solution. If you want to fight racism, you must confront the racists. That is the best way to annihilate and obliterate racism. If you do not like racism, please pass these videos to your friends and families.

1. What Would You Do? Racism In An Upscale Store

2. What Would You Do? Racist Realtor

If the victims of racism cannot sleep because of what the racist is doing to them, the racist will nto sleep for fear of what the victim would do to him/her. So together, let us make this world a better place.

Until then, there is only one race on earth.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Monday, July 5, 2010

Why Cameroon Was Last with North Korea In THis World Cup

I disagree that the pitch had anything to do with Cameroon’s performance at this World Cup. Were we not using the same pitches when we reached the quarter finals in 1990? Argentina, France, England and Brazil that performed poorly do have good pitches and stadia. Football fields do not create talents because talents are innate. Actually the rough fields should have them master ball techniques like dribbling and ball control. The great players like Milla, Abega all played in those stadia and even worst. The government alone cannot and should not shoulder all the blame. The reasons are poor governance, lack of loyalty and love for fatherland, the hiring of hirelings, egoistic play and inferiority complex.

Indeed the government shares the blame for failing to uncover new and young talents that the country has to recycle grandfathers to play. The bad pitches have not encouraged good quality football, but they do not hamper the development of talents. If they did then Liberia would not have brought George Weah who was twice World Player of the Year. Or Roger Milla and Docteur Theophile Abega would not have had any name in football because they played in those stadia. However, the government has failed to manage its own personnel that FECAFOOT and The Ministry of Youths and Sports do and undo as if it is a buffer zone.

Moreso, there is the lack of love and loyalty for fatherland. When we selected all players from Tonnerre and Union, the national team did very well because that was a privilege to be recruited into the national team and not a right. Most of the players who play professional football regard their teams more than the national team. They don’t have the same ardor like the men and women in uniform who know that they are defending the colors of the country. Some of them know about Cameroon only when they are selected for the national team. What makes you think that someone will want to die for the country they have no attachments if the player was born outside and has not set foot in Cameroon? Another reason is the hiring of hirelings.

The Cameroon government like most African governments do not seem to trust their own coaches. Surprisingly these same local coaches won the Olympics where they defeated countries like Brazil, Argentina and Spain with the local coaches. Why does the government not give them the opportunity to deep their hands in the dough if they could win the Olympics? Even when they win like Jean Paul Akono, Stephen Keshi or Amoudou, they are still bypassed for foreign coaches. Foreign coaches have no attachment. They are doing a job and not fighting to defend the colors of their country. To an extent, most act like hirelings. The local coaches should be given the same resources as they give the foreign coaches. Oman Biyik has coached a team to two national titles in Mexico.

Furthermore, the players look at international competition as a time to show off, go on vacation, and at times to showcase themselves for better contracts. That is why there is no cohesion and selflessness. Look at the goals scored by Germany; they all came through teamwork and not as a result of individual skills. While individual skills are necessary, but it requires more teamwork for teams to do better. The Indomitable Lions have been so disjointed and dysfunctional that they quarreled and fought among themselves.

In addition, most African teams have that inferiority complex. When they meet other African teams, they play high quality football, but when they meet other teams, they drop their pants down and wrap their tails in fear.

Therefore, the government must scout for new talents, build better stadia, select players who have a heart for the country; and have actually lived and grown there. They should entrust the lions to local coaches, and apply discipline like the European clubs do with those international.

Until then, the current crops should all be dismissed form the national team.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Friday, July 2, 2010

Palestine Belongs to the Jews.

Palestine belongs tot he Jews.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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