In spite of the fact that it was an opposition stronghold for the last 17 years, the CPDM party secured a clear victory in both the parliamentary and municipal elections though the parliamentary candidate Ngala Gerard could not go to the National Assembly because of the overwhelming votes for the SDF in Ndu with which Nkambe constitutes a joint constituency.
According to the tender for the tarring of the Nkambe council market and its environs, the first stretch begins from CNPS to Brasseries through the slaughter house to Alkali junction and then to the taxi park and fantasia. The second stretch runs from Mount Calvary garage to the Taxi Park. The third stretch runs from Brasseries to the Motor Park way-out, the fourth is the down market street, and the last from Akali junction to Faraday store.
The project is financed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINDUH) under the Road fund in the 2013 budget.
According to a local CPDM loyalist Tamfu Jude aka Central Committee, the tarring of the Nkambe municipal market and its environs “is a sign of many good things that will happen in the municipality during the CPDM era”.
Since the creation of the municipality some 17 years ago, the leading opposition party, the Social Democratic Front (SDF) had been enjoying political hegemony. But the results of the twin elections of last September 30 drastically changed the political landscape, with the SDF crash-landing in her hitherto stronghold.