By Akere Maimo
For the past two weeks, Cameroon has witnessed a series of installation ceremonies of Mayors and their Deputies. The opulence with which some of these ceremonies were organised can only take hungry Cameroonians to a one-day treat of feasting and five years of empty promises and building of castles in the air. One of such installations was that of the SDF Lord Mayor Njong Donatus of the Kumbo Urban Council that took place on September 5, 2007, at the Tobin Public Square. His confidence was renewed as his people happily accept him for a third mandate in a town that can rightly be considered the opposition hotbed in the Northwest Province. Attending this ceremony were the Kumbo inhabitants alongside government officials, VIPs, dignitaries and notables, who converged in Tobin-Kumbo for the public ritual. The attendance far outnumbered those of past two installations. The Paramount Fon of Nso, Sehm Mbinglo I, was there in person and provided his own traditional blessings. The event was a perfect mix of colour, dance and anxiety running through the veins of the organisers and the guests.