A recent media award has acknowledged David Koulbout Aman,
Senior Divisional Officer for Meme Division, for his uprightness in
handling administrative matters within his jurisdiction.
The senior civil administrator was honoured by Chifu
Edward’s Vanguard Newspaper, in the category of Vanguard Icon Award
for Professional Integrity. Even though David Koulbout Aman was
unavoidably absent in Bamenda, May 31, 2014 to receive the award, it
was conferred on him last week in his Kumba office.
exercised his profession of civil administration with a lot of
prowess, recording negligible flaws.
From this reporter’s diary, David Koulbout Aman appears to
be the first Meme SDO to have a subtle approach in dealing with the
Kumba Bafaw palace. History holds that former SDOs have always find it
difficult in relating with the palace, with the outcome being a
Also, the incumbent Meme SDO is noted to have rigorously
followed up and managed the construction of the new SDO’s edifice.
Presently, users of the SDO’s services can now feel comfortable in
moving within the office, unlike the old colonial building that is
more of a “juju” house.
In addition, Koulbout carefully managed the last municipal
and parliamentary elections in Meme, with no cases of violence. To
many, it was unheard of, for successive elections particularly in
Kumba have been mired by the infiltration of the administration.
Moreover, the laureate stands as that administrator who has
implemented a weekly security meeting in Meme division. Every Tuesday,
security stakeholders converge at the SDO’s office to fine-tune better
strategies to preserve the most cherished law and order. Again,
Koulbout has kept on campaigning against child labour, drug abuse,
banditry and other forms of criminality.
If there is anything David Koulbout will be remembered for
when he leaves Meme, then it should be his more amicable way of
resolving recurrent chieftaincy disputes within Meme. A case in point
that attracted a lot of admiration for the administrator was the
chieftaincy dispute in Mbonge Marumba. Here, the SDO portrayed human
competence and administrative know-how.
Without selling David Koulbout Aman as an impeccable
administrator, he has left much to be cherished as compared to his