It was a colorful, blissful, and once-in-a-lifetime end-of-year party organized by the Cameroon Association of English speaking journalists, CAMASEJ DOUALA chapter last Saturday, December 11, 2021.
Aside from the massive participation of the DOUALA chapter members, the end of year festivity of the professional association was greased with the presence of top-notch personalities in the media landscape ARISTIDE EKAMBI, littoral president of the Cameroon journalists trade union, TARYANG ENOWBIKAH TABE executive director of the Cameroon Association of media practitioners, CAMP, head of communication at the DOUALA city council Mr. EKOUME and above all barrister NICO HALLE, social/political critique and Medical doctor NICK NGWANYAM all marked present at the ceremony.
Thhe launching of the maiden edition of the CAMASEJ DOUALA awards, the recognition of some senior journalists in the chapter association and above all an appreciation to the CAMASEJ national patron were the high points of Saturdays gathering that was pregnant with surprises.
CAMASEJ-D Awards Meritorious Members
Seven persons won eight trophies in the first edition of the CAMASEJ-D awards which saw FON Rene Marquez bagging home two of the trophies, excellence in collaboration and partnership, and the most active/participative member of the chapter, SUBIRU MADINA, won the prize of the best reporter in women and family issues, BIDMIA ATANG TABARA grabbed the best culture reporter award, TABI ELIZABETH was chosen as the best print reporter, SMART NJIKANG GABRIEL was awarded for his proximity in news dissemination, VERONICA AJI, best bilingual journalist while MIRABEL WAMBA was recognized for her reports on health and gender issues, reporter.
While elaborating on the criteria in the choice of selecting the laureates, the six-man committee co-chaired by SAMUEL MBUA and CHARLES AKOH said they took into consideration grammar, respect for 5Ws and H, frequency of reports, and subject matter for print while for audiovisual, punctuation, pronunciation, verve, diction, analysis, length of the story were the criteria used in picking the winners, the six-man team made up of veteran journalists TRICIA OBEN, MOKI CHARLES, CHARLES AKOH, SAMUEL MBUA, and SOTEH PHILLIP, promised to make the awards better next time so that it remains a mark of the association that will stand out.
Veteran Journalists Honoured
MOKI CHARLES, CHARLES AKOH, PHILLIP SOTEH, TRICIA OBEN, KEJANG HENRY, SAMUEL MBUA, and ANNETTE EFETI were giving pride of place in the association with each receiving a frame of appreciation from the CAMASEJ-D end of year party organizing committee thereby opening a chapter of hall of fame for the veterans.
The recognition given to these men and women of the mettle is a way to celebrate our heroes while they are still alive, CAMASEJ-D chapter president MAUREEN NDIH speaks out in an emotional and tear-breaking speech she delivered before passing over the baton for the exercise to unfold. CLIFFORD NTOUBA, EMMANUEL BIVIRKA were also appreciated for their endless efforts in especially helping the association.
CAMASEJ National Patron Hailed!
For being close to the English speaking association both at the national and bureau level, for always being supportive and rubbing minds with the association, renowned legal baobab NICO HALLE also received a frame carrying words of appreciation thanking him for being a father, brother, and friend to many in the association.
The gesture from the association was given a thumbs up by the legal juggernaut, hailing CAMASEJ-D’s hierarchy for the stupendous work in mobilizing journalists and promoting good practices in the profession.
CAMASEJ-D Partners Smile With Souvenirs
A red carpet reception with multiple cameras present to immortalize memorable moments characterized the glittering atmosphere, the organizing committee headed by the untiring EMANUELLA NYOKI did not only surprise each member with a teacup carrying the logo and color of the association but also reserved a surprise package for the associations’ partners like the SABC group, DANGOTE cement, MANIPAL hospital India, PEPCAM Company, VENTA group, ALPHA higher institute and the United action for underprivileged foundation all received a souvenir offered by the journalists association.
Just like in Other Parties There was much to eat and drink, the rendezvous has been taken for next year.