National Clean City Contest 2023: South West Flag bearer, Tiko Municipality ranked 4th Cleanest City.

The Gateway City, Tiko has been ranked the 4th cleanest city in Cameroon with a cash prize of 45.000.000 FCFA (45 Million) according to the national classification by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The results of the National Clean City Contest 2023 were declared today Monday October 2nd, during celebration marking the 37th World Habitat Day under the theme “Resilient Urban Economies: Cities as Drivers of Growth and Recovery” at the conference Hall of the Roumdé Adjia stadium in Garoua, North Region of Cameroon.

The celebration was chaired by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mme. Celestine Ketcha in the presence of Minister Issa Tchrouma Bakary, Senators, Members of Parliament, Traditional Authorities, Public, Para Public and Private Enterprises Stakeholders.

Tiko was declared the cleanest city in the South West Region following laid down criteria by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. These ranged from waste disposal, physical view of the town and the population’s engagement in clean up campaigns.

Tiko Council emerged first in the South West region ahead of Tombel Council from Kupe Muanenguba, Mamfe Council from Manyu, Kumba I Council from Meme, Ekondo Titi Council from Ndian and Menji Council from Lebialem division.

It is hoped that this money will go a long way to aid in the improvement of hygiene and sanitation in Tiko sub-division.

The cleanest city in Cameroon is Garoua II with a cash prize of 100 million. The second and third cleanest cities are Nkongsamba I and Ebolowa II, with prizes of 60 and 50 million FCFA respectively.

To Tiko council Mayor HRH Peter Ikome Mesoso III, next year the council will win the first prize as they now know tbe term of references as concern the exercise. He reiterated that through this contest, Tiko Council under his stewardship has learned alot especially with the fact that they were managing the collection and disposal of waste throughout the municipality locally with the use of tricycles, thrash cans and a tractor.

Other Consolatory Prizes included:

– Most Active Woman: Mme. Forteh Patience from Tiko Council (President of the Tiko Market Management Committee)
– Most Dynamic Youth South West: Miss Lornarica Mbekam Nguetussi from Tiko Council (President of the Tiko Council Municipal Youth Councillors)

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