LOYOC Appoints NTUI OBEN OBI as the Pioneer Regional Manager of its New Regional Office in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon
Local Youth Corner Cameroon is delighted to announce the appointment of Ntui Oben Obi Agbor as Program Manager for LOYOC’s South West Office. This office will serve as a coordinating institution for her projects within the South West, North West , West and Littoral region. His role is to ensure the effective running of all departments and programs of this Office, to manage and coordinate various projects and activities carried out under the office’s jurisdiction.
Ntui Oben is a Graduate from the University of Buea where he served as Secretary General and President of the University of Buea Commonwealth Club, later on President of the University of Buea Faculty of Arts students Association. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Peace, Conflict and Security from the University and has participated in International Peacebuilding training notably South Korea and Rwanda (The United Nations 2nd Youth Leadership program on Global Citizenship and the 13th Campus of the University of Peace in Africa Program respectively).
Oben is a development and certified Peace building trainer. His Journey as a peacekeeper began in 2007 when he founded The Proud African Writers initiative; a group of young students who came together to write about the challenges of Africa’s Peace and development. As a young leader, he introduced meaningful peace building activities in the University of Buea. Some of them are; The Commonwealth Young Leaders forum for Peace and activities marking the 2016, 2017 and 2018 International Day of Peace.
He recently served as National Program Officer of the Peace Office of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of peacebuilding. In 2013, he founded Actions for Change Cameroon, then, the Voices of the Young Initiative, all these were part of his dream to build a better Cameroon and pull other persons towards Peace.
Mr. Ntui is a seasoned trainer in Peace building. He is currently the South West Regional Coordinator of the Cameroon Youth Mediators Network and an executive member of the Cameroon Chapter of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and State building (CSPPS). He has trained over 1000 Cameroonians in different Peace Workshops in the 10 Regions of Cameroon. Ntui is also a creative writer who has created many radio plays for peace (A cry for Peace, Digging and digging in search for the truth and Battle line). He is equally an award winning poet whose poems have been a motivation to many young people in Cameroon and in the world at large. He recently won the Best prize in poetry in a National Competition during the launch of the September Month of Amnesty in Cameroon at Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé. His poem was entitled “silence the gun”. In 2013 Ntui won the best Prize in poetry at the first edition of the Cameroon’s Students Challenge hosted and best winner of the Sama Randy Youth Write Essay Contest.
Ntui has served as peace consultant to some organizations in Cameroon. He is a visionary leader endowed with excellent skills. He is equally a communicator, a radio host and content creator. He has a rich background in working with people from different background, races and continents. To Mr. Ntui »They can never be any meaningful peace when the health of the people is neglected ».
His Peace building endeavors are also most evident among children. He volunteers to mentor them and engages them into peace activities. He believes that for meaningful to exist, children must not be neglected, peace education must be taken seriously and a culture of violence must be well articulated.
LOYOC is therefore proud and confident to entrust her newly created regional office in the South west Region to Ntui Oben. We trust that together we will be working towards the day when young people are respected and engaged as key partners in building a peaceful, prosperous and violence-free society. In Oben’s words »I feel honored to have been appointed as Regional Program Manager of LOYOC’s South West office. I count it an honor and I pledge to do my best in leading the team of dynamic staff which I am blessed with. It’s a privilege to work with an organized and experienced organization like LOYOC. The days ahead are promising and I hope we shall play our own part in bringing lasting peace in our areas of intervention’‘