NASLA INSPIRATION

Charles MBELLA MOKI : an exceptional man
« The white paper on which I base my response to the invitation extended to me by the Director General of NASLA is not intended to present to you a bed of roses in service delivery but rather the picture of an elected public servant who entered politics to serve and not to make profit (…) »

On Friday 05 November 2021, a Conference held in the Major National Dialogue Building of the National School of Local Administration (NASLA). The main objective was to provide a platform for exchange and sharing of experiences with the first batch of In-service trainees. The said Conference was facilitated by Senator MBELLA MOKI Charles and moderated by Mr. BOUMBA Narcisse, Technical Advisor No.1, under the general supervision of the Director General of NASLA. This sharing of experiences, which is part of the ongoing In-service Training programme, is in line with the Institution's main priorities to provide its trainees with a comprehensive experience from renowned experts. More specifically, the purpose of the Conference was for NASLA trainees to be edified, as much as possible, by the experience of a man with an inspiring background. It is worth recalling here that Senator Mbella Moki is one of the leading figures in the South West region and Cameroon. His background shows how much he is interested in the management of public affairs: Mayor of the City of Buea from 2007 to 2013; Member of the Board of Directors of CAMWATER; permanent Member of the Chamber of Laws in the Cameroon Senate; second Vice-president of the Executive Committee of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT); Senator re-elected during the March 25, 2018 elections. His multi-faceted field of action sufficiently illustrates his extraordinary capacities. This man, who is discreet by nature and loved by those who have worked with him, elegantly carries the nickname of national unifier. During his presentation on 5 November 2021, at the National School of Local Administration, he particularly emphasised on the management approaches of the Regional and Local Authorities (RLAs) and the mastery of the administrative ecosystem. Reiterating that NASLA is a Reference School for the training of human resources for RLAs, the honourable Senator, during discussions with trainees, laid emphasis on the tools and information, and the projects and programmes put in place by the RLAs. He suggested that the trainees should consider how different local institutions can create synergy to pool their different resources in the decentralisation process in order to strengthen policy programmes for the conservation and preservation of natural resources: “Throughout your stay at NASLA, I would further advise you to spend time equipping yourselves with skills and aptitudes to manage possible challenges that you will encounter while on duty. This is the reason why I accepted to come and share some strategies that helped me at the time, and that I believe is the ‘raison d’être’ for my being here today”, he said, at the end of the discussions.

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