5:13 pm - Friday April 19, 7011

CDC sends off Legendary Finance Director

Legendary Finance Director Leaves the CDC

The former Finance Director of the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) Mrs Welang Pauline is now on retirement.

The ceremony took place at the Senior Staff Club in Bota. In his welcome address, the Acting Finance Director, Mr Nkangu Denis praised his predecessor for the 30 years of outstanding service to the CDC, describing her as “a woman of integrity, moral uprightness, self discipline and total commitment.” He later reviewed her professional, family and social life. According to him, “as a Financial Director and a boss, Mrs Welang was strict and gave no room for laziness.” He added that “Mrs Welang’s hard work was not only recognized by the CDC but also by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon who appointed her as the first President of the CDC Tenders’ Board.”

On his part, the Director of Human Resources, Henry Ikome Becke read Mrs Welang’s career profile in the CDC. In his narration, he said “Mrs Welang was recruited in the CDC in September 1985 and from then till her retirement, she occupied many key positions in the Finance department such as: Sales Accountant, Account Manager and Head Office Management Controller. In 2001, she was appointed as the Finance Director, where she spent thirteen years in that capacity.” In 2014 she was appointed Technical Adviser to the General Manager in charge of Financial and Commercial Matters, a post she held till her retirement in 2015.                                                                          Mme Pauline Welang expressing happiness with a gift

Reacting to previous speakers, Mrs Welang Pauline made a presentation of her humble life in her native Kejom Ketinguh in the Babanki Fondom of the North West Region of Cameroon. She highlighted inspiration drawn from her late uneducated father and her hopes for the future. She advised the younger generation to be focused and ambitious. “When you work, work for something,” she said. Mrs Welang also thanked everybody who helped her to go through her long journey in the CDC.

On his part, the General Manager, Mr Franklin Ngoni Njie said “while working with Madam Welang, I noticed that she had a lot of love and affection for the CDC.” He emphasized that Mrs Welang’s life in the CDC revealed values such as professionalism, commitment and ownership. He noted that, “like Mrs Welang, all of us have assignments; we have to work hard and leave indelible prints on the sands of time.”

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