President Paul Biya : Life, Achievements Presented in Two Books.

24 September 2018

The books authored by Oswald Baboke, the Assistant Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon were launched on september 21, 2018.
Cameroonians and citizens of the world at large since Friday, September 21, 2018 better knew of the life, evolution and the achievements of President Paul Biya thanks to two books published about him. The two books authored by Oswald Baboke, Assistant Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic were published during a heavily attended ceremony at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel. The books are illustrated with 1088 photographs.
Book I
Volume one is entitled, « Paul Biya. The Mandate of the President » This is a 317 page, bilingual book illustrated with 602 speaking photographs. This volume has four parts including a forward and introduction.
Part one is entitled « The Apolitical Seven- year terms » and focuses on the birth of President Paul Biya on February 13, 1933 in Mvomeka to the catechist Etienne MVONDO ASSAM and Anastasie DYINGA ElIE. It further talks of his primary school life as a brillant pupil of the missionnaries at the Nden Catholic Mission School. From here, he attended the Saint Joseph Minor Seminary in Akono.
After the BEPC, he abandonned the seminary and went to High School at Lycée Général Leclerc in Yaoundé. His University life was at the Institut des Hautes Etudes d’Outre-Mer of Paris France, where he learned political know-how.
He also obtained a DESS at the Faculty of Law in Paris. Part two of the book is entitled the « Administrative seven year term » that focuses on Biya’s return to Cameroon and his duties as a senior civil servant from 1962 to 1969. From 1968 to 1975, he was the Minister of State, Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic.
From 1975 to 1982, he was the Prime Minister. Part three is the Political seven-year terms that covers the period 1982 to 1989 in which Paul Biya is presented as President of the Republic and the early experiments in democracy, the arrival of Multi-partism covers the period 1990- to 1997.
Here humanitarian activities of the First Lady Chantal Biya are also exhibited. Part four of the book is on « The Seven-years terms of Economic policy ». It presents the seven years of great ambitions, seven-year term of greater achievements that cover the period 2011-2018.
Book II
This volume is entitled « Paul Biya The President’s Great Achievements ». This 3019 page book has a preface written by Samuel MVONDO AYOLO, Minister Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic.
The book presents the great achievements of President Paul Biya in 12 Domains. The first domain is that of Energy and presents the inauguration and construction of Hydro-electric dams, power plants and thermal energy. Achievements in the Agricultural sector are also presented through agro shows, programmes and projects.
President Biya’s great achievements also cover domains such as sources and resources put to use, mining and minerals, transports, education, health, new Information and Communication Technologies, and Telecommunications, Sports, New Public buildings, town planning and finally ecology and Ecotourism.

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