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 The version of Ntumbaw Village in the land dispute between the village of Ntumbaw and Njirong .


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BURNT HOUSES AND POURING OF LIBATIONS IN PHOTOS

 The destruction of just part of (houses and crops of Ntumbaw people burnt) by Njirong people during the land dispute between the two villages. .



DOCUMENTS OF THE ARGUMENT  

 Ntumbaw used the following documents list below in presenting its part of the arguments. .


  • FIRST CENSUS
  • THE FIRST POPULATION CENSUS

    The first population census of the villages of Bamenda Division in 1953 showed all the villages that existed and their population figures in 1953. The villages and population figures were used for: -The tax payers and council membership list, -Electoral unit and approximate percentae of Electoral list for the 1961 plebiscite list. [...]

  • ALLEGED COMPLAINT
  • ALLEGED COMPLAINT

    Prelude to the unfortunate event of 18/10/2012. The Fon of Njirong permanently resident in the USA complaints about the subjects of another village (Ntumbaw) back in Cameroon. Without investigation by the Administration they responded to the allegations and detained 18 subjects of Ntumbaw. [...]

  • THE VERSION OF NTUMBAW
  • THE VERSION OF NTUMBAW

    A sensitive issue as an inter-village land dispute can never be resolve through press/print media or internet publication, but from meaningful and honest dialogue by the disputing parties and the administration acting as an honest referee [...]

  • NKAMBE CONFERENCE
  • NKAMBE CHIEFS’ CONFERENCE

    Minutes of the Nkambe Chiefs’ Conference with the Prime Minister J.N. Foncha in 1961 shows an extract of the attendance list/Minutes of Nkambe Chiefs Conference with the Prime Minister J.N Foncha on the 20/09/1961. This extract shows all the chiefs of Nkambe Division according to their Native Authority Areas. [...]

  • MINUTES OF WARR CHIEFS
  • MINUTES OF THE WARR CHIEFS

    Minutes of Warr Chiefs with the Prime Minister of West Cameroon Hon. A.N.N. Jua 14/4/1964. This meeting took place at the Council Hall Mbot. It was in this meeting that Njirong was openly made known as the Chiefdom when Chief of the Mbot the Clan Head said quote “Warr Chiefs sat and decided unanimously that Ngwangri and Njirong be gazetted”. [...]

  • CLOSED DOOR MEETING
  • CLOSED DOOR WARR COUNCIL

    Minutes of the Closed Door Warr Council Chiefs Court and Council Meetings of 08/01/1964. The Warr Council of Chiefs Court met regularly at Mbot to discuss issues relating to their villages. Since Njirong was not a village, it could not attend. Justification that Ntumbaw was a chiefdom and Njirong a quarter as of then. Source: National Archives Buea [...]

  • Ntumbaw and Banso
  • NTUMBAW AND BANSO

    The land dispute between Ntumbaw and Banso began again on the 14th of July 1998 which resulted to loose of lifes and property. This continued to the 29th July 1998 when the Banso again destroyed farms etc. On the 6th August, 1998 a full out-right skirmishes broke out where people sustained injuries. The Governor of North West Province then set up a Commission to examine the matter. [...]

  • pouring of libation
  • POURING OF LIBATION

    Pouring of libations as an approach to the solution of the problem between Ntumbaw and Njirong. Prior to the 2004 decision, in 2001 the SDO, Land Consultative Board and a number of traditional rulers descended to the site and resolved to pouring of libations as an approach to the solution of the problem.This was accepted by all parties. Source: Ntumbaw Village Archives [...]

  • QUOTATION OF PAST EVENTS
  • QUOTATIONS OF PAST EVENTS

    Quotations of past events pointing to the ownership of a Land in dispute a)The war between Banso and Ntumbaw on this very area. The migration of two Banso lineage Nkang (Nkwinkang) Se (Sehn) left Mbajob i.e. (Area where Nsob (Sop) and Ntumbo jointly fought and drove off Banso which became Ntumbo land. Source: 1943-1960 By M.D.W Jeffrey (Senior District Officer of British Cameroons) [...]

  • INTERTRIBAL ORDINANCE
  • INTER-TRIBAL ORDINANCE

    The Inter-tribal Boundaries Settlement Ordinance of 14/12/ 1933. The manuscript/lithographic prints from the Survey Department Lagos dated 1st April 1940 enabled the inter-tribal boundaries settlement maps to be produced and labelled accordingly by Dr. Jefferys. All the boundaries between villages in the then Southern Cameroons were surveyed, positions identified with cairns and named. [...]

  • LAND COMMISSION
  • LAND COMMISSION

    Various observations regarding the Land Commission. Inconsistencies of the Land Consultative Board Meeting Membership during deliberations of the land dispute between Ntumbaw and Njirong villages on the 18/10/2012. SDO and Divisional Officer’s Invitation dated 17/10/2012 received in the palace at 5p.m same day for the Land Commission scheduled the next morning 18/10/2012. Source: Ntumbaw Village Archives [...]

  • ORIGIN AND GENEALOGY
  • ORIGIN AND GENEALOGY

    Review of origin, position and genealogy. Resolution of a village land dispute is invariably tied to the origin of the disputing parties, thier geographic position with respect to time strain and thier geneological tree if the parties belong or not to one ancestor. The annex shows clearly the position of Ntumbaw and Njirong with respect to the said mentioned elements. [...]


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The documents here in our website and many other documents can be consulted not just because of the land dispute between Ntumbaw and Njirong but to let the Mbum-Man understand where we came from.