Pioneer Bamenda II Mayor Balick Awa Is No More

Mayor Balick Awah addressing a council session

The death has been announced of Balick Awa Fidelis (64), pioneer Mayor of the Bamenda II council on Sunday July 19 following a malaise.

He was the first Mayor of the Bamenda II council. He was Mayor for two terms, from 2007 to 2020. He was also District Chairman of the SDF and close associate of the SDF Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi.

Born on 30th August 1956, the former Azire Cooperative Credit Union and CamCCUL President was also a teacher before taking a frontline seat in politics.

His passing away follows that of other senior SDF militants like Hon. Joseph Banadzem andJoseph Mbah Ndam and Barrister Sama Francis.

By Bathsheba Everdine

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