My brothers and sisters of the Minnesota Cameroonian Community,
This letter comes to you from the newly created CCC Management Committee. We will like to thank you, the general assembly of MINCAM, for requesting the creation of an independent committee to manage the affairs of the Cameroon Community Center (CCC). We will also like to thank the joint leadership of MINCAM (Board of Directors, Executive, and Representative Assembly) for working together in selecting the members of this committee.
We truly appreciate the trust you bestowed on us to manage this property. The CCC used to be a source of hope and pride in our community, and a source of envy from Cameroonians in the diaspora, and Africans in Minnesota. Our goal is to rebuild that trust with you! That is why we will err on the side of over communicating with you. The motto of the CCC Management Committee is Community, Transparency, Respect.
A detailed version of the responsibilities of this committee is attached on this email.. In summary, the CCC Management Committee is responsible for
Supervising all of the finances of the MINCAM hall, including taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, record keeping etc..
Managing all costs and all pricing for rental or contracts
Maintenance of property and grounds of MINCAM hall
Establishing long and short term strategic and business goals for MINCAM hallThe committee has a 2 year mandate and will provide periodic reports to MINCAM organs ( Board of Directors, Executuve, Representative Assembly and General Assembly)
The members of the CCC Management Committee are:
1. Dr. Pascal Enohnyaket (Chairman)
2. Mrs. Lilian Anderson (Vice Chairwoman)
3. Dr. Chris Mba
4. Dr. Charity Tatah Mentan
5. Mr. Lucien Solefack
6. Mr. Brendan Banteh
7. Dr. Menyi Foretia
8. Mr. Emile Nguimfack
9. Mr. Ekule Manyi
10. Chief Fred Ndip
11. Mr. Peter Akwichek
The committee also has a cadre of advisers, who participate in key meetings and provide advice as necessary. They are:
1. Mr. Killian Waindim
2. Mr. Ali Rih Reh
3. Dr. Chris Fokumlah
4. Mr. Jacob Sanyi
5. Dr. Ivo Ditah
6. Mr. Livinus Ndikum
7. Mr. Steve Ndeley
8. Dr. Christian Akale
9. Mr. Julius Peeters
10. Mr. Bens Awaah
Our committee is determined to perform our responsibilities with the highest sense of ethical leadership, integrity, and competence. As a result we are determined to develop a set of guiding principles to enable direct accountability to the community for all decisions made and actions taken.
Since taking over, we have done the following:
Changed the locks into the building: Our findings revealed that so many people have access to the building, thereby increasing the possibility for unauthorized access. It has been difficult to pinpoint the exact number of people with keys into the building. The CCC management Committee has changed the lock into the building. We will be transitioning to electronic entry system with enforced monitoring and access privileges.
Replaced the mailbox in front of the building: It also came to our attention that our current mailbox makes it easy for anyone to pick up MINCAM mails. We are in the process of replacing the mailbox with a version that allows the mailman to drop the mails through a slot, and only authorized MINCAM personnels with keys can pick up the mails.
In the coming days, Mr. Brendan Banteh will share with you, the signed page of the agreement document between this committee and MINCAM leadership, along with all non-confidential financial documents that have been received so far. We will also share all information about why the building was shut down, and what is being done to reopen the building. While striving to be transparent, this committee will respect all confidential information received or managed. Confidential information will not be disclosed absent legal authorization from individuals or entities concerned. Committee members are also in the process of signing non-disclosure agreements that will prevent them from leveraging any information gathered through this committee for personal gain.
By the end of this month, we will share the immediate plan for the CCC, and a roadmap for 2019.
Please reach out with any thoughts. Call any member of this committee with suggestions on how best we can move the CCC forward. We appreciate your collaboration and advice.
Dr. Pascal Enohnyaket
Chairman, CCC Management Committee