Traditional chef Ndowè of the Department of the Ocean (Cameroon).

By Medy Georges
2 Minutes

Since the death of Madola ma Dimalè, around 1915, and the test of deportation experienced by the Ndowè from the area of Kribi, it is possible to read the trauma dotted with curse that their descendants still live today.The impact of these ailments is so strong that it manifests itself in social and cultural destructuring like no other. traditional chiefdom, which is the symbol of our identity, has become a subject of mockery and contempt. The leader being the first corrupt, political and partial, the embodiment of injustice, the religious worshiper of imported cults, unable to defend ancestral values; traditional leaders whose actions betray the lack of initiation to this ancestral spirituality without half measure.
Another time the village chief was an authority not because he received attribus from the administration but because his charisma, his impartiality in the management of day-to-day affairs, his extensive knowledge of mystico spiritual affairs and the implementation of them imposed respect for all of the first Westerners who had trodden their feet on our ribs.
The traditional chiefdom Ndowè today is only the shadow of itself. The daily life is summarized between the guéguerres between leaders for sometimes childish problems, the low blows for small and ephemeral gains and finally the lack of joint actions to improve the living conditions of their communities.
How many can stand up today and say they are proud of their village chief? How many can proudly brave the name of a leader Ndowè and say that this one struggles for the interest of his community?Not much anyway.
Are they going to change...? Nothing gives this hope nowadays, quite the contrary. It is therefore important that some cohesion begins to emerge within the community, that those who still have energy can devote it to rehabilitating our youth without benchmarks.
Young people need jobs, communities need more actions to defend their material and intangible heritage, but traditional leaders have shown that it is not their priority to manage this type of business.But don't forget to send them an invitation when you organize buffets at any occasion: The action will be prompt.