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CBC General Council Finds Solution to the Failed General Session

The CBC General Council has approved a proposal from the Executive Committee to organize a decentralized General Session on December 5th 2020. This proposal was endorsed after deliberations in the General Council meeting held on Friday July 17, 2020 at Nkwen Baptist Church Bamenda. Throwing some light on the proposal, the CBC Executive President Rev Dr. Godwill Ncham said that the COVID -19 situation in Cameroon is yet to plateau and it will be difficult, if not impossible to hold a normal General Session even next year 2021. To avoid a stalemate where people will remain in office indefinably, they thought something should be done.

To be proactive and adapt to this new reality imposed by COVID-19, the Executive Committee thought it necessary to present the idea in order to give room for CBC to reorganize its leadership. These elections will hold on the same day in all Fields of the Convention. The Electoral College will remain the delegates of the 2020 General Session. The convention will send representatives to all the Fields to oversee the elections. Council members were visibly satisfied with the decision. It should be noted that the March/ April 2020 General Session failed because of the outbreak of COVID-19.

The meeting exceptionally took place at Nkwen Baptist Church Bamenda instead of the usual Baptist centre hall in order to guarantee social distancing which was one of several protective measures put in place against the COVID -19. Another was the compulsory wearing of face masks by all Council members. In addition, the Executive President called upon Council Members to take the COVID -19 Test. A team from the CBC Health Services was outside the church to carry out the tests. The Council also filled two Board Members each for the Theological and Christian and Education and for the Health Board. The Meeting started with words of exaltation from 2 Cor. 4: 1-18 read by the CBC Ministerial Secretary the Rev Minang George. He urged all present not to lose heart despite the sufferings imposed by the Socio- political crisis in the North West and South West Regions and COVID-19.