|'DP' Ngah Christian|
“Ntumfor Nico Halle named The Guardian Post in 2001 when we met at the Hilton hotel in Yaounde, shortly after I left The Herald newspaper,” Ngah Christian said at the 14th anniversary of The Guardian Post newspaper in Yaounde on Friday August 28, 2015.
Created in 2001, The Guardian Post is today published three times a week, and according to UNESCO, it can be considered a daily newspaper.
The 14 years of existence of the paper according to Ngah Christian has not been a bed of roses; with two suspensions from the media watchdog, the National Communication Council.
“The sanctions were meant to build us,” the publisher said.
Senior journalist, Chifu Ngala said at 14, The Guardian Post newspaper was older than its age, judging from its beginnings and what the paper is today. Yet, Ngala told the publisher that, “a few things could still be done” to make the paper better.
“Anytime there is anything professional to make The Guardian Post stronger, more useful to our society in order to maintain the peace that Ntumfor has been crusading for many years, I am available,” Chifu Ngala promised.
Celebrating achieved greatness
The chairman of the 14th anniversary of The Guardian Post newspaper, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle said only those who have achieved greatness should celebrate and be celebrated. Quoting Shakespeare; “some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness entrusted on them,” the acclaimed peace crusader said, the first and third group of people have nothing to celebrate.
|Ntumfor Nico Halle (credits to camerleadership.org)|
“I congratulate The Guardian Post for they are celebrating 14 years of achievement. They have worked hard for 14 years, but they need to work harder to make it more,” Ntumfor Nico Halle said.
The peace crusader said the paper has made giant strides within its 14 years of existence that need to be appreciated.
“A celebration is not a period where you lie on your laurels jubilating that you have made it, it is a stock taking period of successes and failures. There is no way you can wave failures because if there are no failures, there can’t be success. So, it is a time to look at the track record, what have you done for all these years, where you went wrong, you make amends and where you went right, you make improvements,” Ntumfor Nico Halle encouraged the CEO of The Guardian Post.
The 14th anniversary of The Guardian Post was magnificent to say the least, and brought together people from far and near including both former and current staff of the media house, friends and lovers of the paper.
Other personalities present included amongst others; Dr Dewah of the Dewah and Bros modern traditional clinic, the secretary general of the Bamenda City Council, Jude Waindim, and the secretary general of the Buea council.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi in Yaounde