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PHF. NDAKWA JOHN
PRESIDENT 2006 - 2007
 


PHF. NDAKWA JOHN

In my school days as an undergraduate, I was privileged to be a member of the Rotaract club of Suru-lere (Lagos-Nigeria). This developed an interest of service that on my return home, I was introduced to RC Limbe. Admitted as an active member on the 30th June 1994, I served the club as the sergeant-at-arms in 1996, in which year I attended my first district conference as a Rotarian in Douala. After this conference, I was fully engrossed in the Rotary world that I took the challenge as DG special Representative for the creation of the RC Kumba. This venture earned me a distinction of the most revered Paul Harris Fellow award.
I have served my club as secretary (1999-2001) and as club president in 2001/02. There is no other opportunity to serve your community than to belong to a movement that recognizes the need for every human to feed, to good health and why not proper education. The district conference of 2001 was my fulcrum as past RI president Jon Majiyagbe,

who represented the RI president and was assisted by Alain Bambara remarked that “War is too important a thing to be left in the hands of the military alone. Peace is even more important to be left in the hands of governments alone. Therefore as Rotarians we should strife to promote and maintain peace in our communities and societies in the true spirit of love and care in order to give man the enabling environment to live in.” In Tchad (2003) as was in Kinshasa (2004), the experience through the dense equatorial forest from Yaounde through Oyem to Libreville (2005) made me a committed Rotarian. I could not give up the ambiance in Brazzaville (2006) as I look forward to Bujumbura next year.

As a community pharmacist, I get an equally enriching satisfaction in serving the sick in my neighbourhood but the challenge is enormous when the middle class cannot afford medication to countless sick relatives. I thank the Almighty god for blessing me with a wonderful and caring wife Maggie, and three boys: Robert 7, Jason 5 and Wilfred 2½.

I am the current club president and Assistant district governor for zone 6 which covers the Rotary clubs of Baffousam, Bamenda, and Tiko. Kumba and Nkongsamba had been terminated. I have a dream to be a district governor so as to serve not only my community but also the entire region.

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