By Stephen Njumbe Sako
Bernard Okalia Bilia, the 13th Governor of the Southwest Region of Cameroon has been installed into his functions with a call for him to assist the President of the Republic achieve his mission of making Cameroon an emergent nation by 2035. The installation ceremony took place on Thursday March 29, 2012 at the Independence Square in Buea. In attendance where members of government, members of parliament, traditional authorities and other stakeholders of diverse ranks in public, para-public and private enterprises from within and outside the region. The occasion was characterized by speeches and cultural animation. Mr Bernard Okalia Bilia replaces Mr Koumpa Issa who is now Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defense in charge of Ex-service men and War Victims following a Presidential decree in January 2012.