Motto;- United We Stand Divided we fall
Titus,Wato Samuel, Tezeh John and Nju Charles in Widikum
REPORT ON THE 2016 EVALUATION VISITS TO NOWEPIFAC GROUPS AND PROJECTS.
Time frame of visits '- (18th July 2016 - 27th July 2016)
NOWEPIFAC - project committee members
P O Box 729 - Bamenda
North West Region - Cameroon
According to a resolution taken during the 2014 annual general assembly meeting, members of NOWEPIFAC project committee, were mandated to carry out an evaluation of all on-going projects of the pig cooperative ones every year and make a report of their findings available to the general assembly at the end of the evaluation visits. The general assembly will have to deliberate upon the report and take resolutions for a way forward. It will also have to identify important feasible development projects for the future improvement of the entire cooperative.
During the end of evaluation visit general assembly meetings, prior to the presentation of the report of the evaluation team, group delegates (sometimes called presidents/leaders) are given the opportunity to present a report of their group situation in terms of group meeting attendance, conflicts/difficulties, members' participation and current pig production statistics. Exchange of ideas and the sharing of experiences at the end of presentation of reports is often very important in the associative life of members.
Prior to the group evaluation visits each year, a visit schedule is distributed to group leaders far ahead of time to raise awareness and prepare the mind of members to welcome the visiting team and be in attendance to witness/participate in the question and answer sessions.
Evaluation visit schedule (Not all the groups were visited this year)
The oil press in Dinku , Widikum sub division was in full operation and the group delegate keeps proper records of its operation. She has included a water pump to help bring water to the oil pressing unit and has increase the labor force at the press. She requires the second phase of the project which was to crack the nuts, crush them to produce the second stage oil highly needed for soap making and finally make available the palm kernel cake needed for the composition of pig feed. This final stage is what attracted the pig cooperative initially to support the putting in place of the oil press project because we have an on-going feed mill project with a high scarcity of bulk ingredients such as palm kernel cake.
It was notice during the group visits that out of the 20 pig fences constructed by the Dutch embassy sponsored "SOS Piglet Multiplication Project Bawock" two were not being used so considered as waste of resources. Their owners were advised to re-stock immediately.
Out of the 10 pig fences sponsored by "Pig Van Djouke Project" and "SOS Japan project" all were in use. Their owners were appreciated and ask to re-double their efforts.
It was noticed that after the POG in Guzang- Batibo, some members of the groups involved in the exercise got angry and withdrew their membership, reasons being that they should have been the chosen ones for the POG . Also it was noted that the piglet of one female beneficiary that was highly contested for, died just about 2 week after.
It was also noticed that some of the piglets handed over were experiencing stunted/retarded growth.
***** = Excellent, **** = Very Good, *** = better, ** = Good, * = Poor , o = Very Poor
It was resolved that all members should endeavor to pay their annual dues to enable the cooperative administration/work coordination function well.
That those who have pig fences constructed by any project funds should make sure the fences are stocked with pigs not to allow them empty.
That the beneficiary of the POG in Guzang - Batibo whose piglet died will automatically be shortlisted for the next batch of beneficiaries.
That the current POG debtors shall hand over the female piglets during the next POG by themselves in order to bare the shame of passing over a bad piglet or receive the praises for passing over a good piglet as will be proven by the growth results of the piglet.
That the incomplete NOWEPIFAC building in Bawock where the meeting is currently taking place be completed in phases bit by bit. Phase one will comprise putting ceiling knocking and plastering the walls.
A member pledged to provide a tree from which wood will be sawed for the knockings
It was suggested and agreed by the 10 groups present, based on some immediate calculations that each group pays in the sum 11.000frs latest October 2016 to make up the total sum of 110.000frs CFA that can bring in a trip of sand and pay for the wood/ceiling knocking cost.
It was also resolved that because of our low production statistics which could lead us to realizing a project of multipurpose building with deep freezers that will not be fruitful at the end we should rather change our initial project with ACEFA and think of a piglet multiplication and fattening farm, so as to boost our production statistics before thinking of a multipurpose building with deep freezers. NOWEPIFAC project committee members will have to discuss this idea with our ACEFA counselor, making sure that our next project will be at a cost which we can provide the ACEFA required 30%.
It was agreed that instead of every first Wednesdays of the Month, the monthly delegates' meetings should rather hold on every first Bawock village market days.
SOURCE OF Funds = Group Annual dues as follows;-
Right: Fumjoh Mixed farming
Right: Experimental Farming group
Right: Young Farmers Multipurpose
Right: Refreshment with Farmers
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