Mrs. Tabufor Mercy, the lone lady on the five man pioneer CBC Policy and Personnel Management Committee (PPMC) passed onto glory on May 17, 2020 at Mbingo Baptist Hospital. A funeral service in her honour took place on Saturday 30th May 2020 at Nkwen Baptist Church in Bamenda. The funeral brought together government officials to Nkwen CBC Church because she was the North West Regional Delegate of Tourism and Leisure. Preaching at the Funeral Service the Senior Pastor of Gospel Baptist Church Ngomgham, Rev Dr. Shadrach Vegah told mourners that Mrs. Tabufor finished well. Reading from 2nd Timothy 4:4-6, the man of God reminded all present that Christianity is not a bed of roses. It is a race that has to be run with perseverance. He went on to say the deceased was a committed and devoted member of Gospel Baptist Church Ngomgham and leader of a small Discipleship group. He added that she greatly impacted young ladies in church. Dr. Vegah said although she died at 46 she finished well adding that it is not the quantity of days that matters but the quality. He invited all to live a life of purpose and called on backsliders to come back to the race in order to also finish well. Taking the rostrum, her husband Justice Tabufor Francis said he had been married to Mercy for 18 years five months and they were blessed with three children.
He went on to say his late wife was the best Advanced level Literature Student nationwide in 1994. She studied at the University of Yaoundé 1 and obtained a degree in French and English. She furthered her studies at the University of Buea in the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters, ASTI. According to the Technical Adviser Number One in the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure, who was representing the Minister, Mrs. Tabufor Mercy was appointed pioneer Regional Delegate for Tourism and Leisure in 2013. Her demise is a big loss for the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure. The service was attended by top government officials in the Region headed by Governor Adolphe Lele L’Afrique. Madame Tabufor died in active service and her colleagues from other delegations answered present. The Service was attended by the CBC Executive President Rev Dr. Ncham Godwill who took time to pray for the family. The CBC Education Secretary who doubles as Secretary of the PPMC Mr. Nyangangi Job in an earlier eulogy said Mrs. Tabufor attended three Sessions and missed out on the fourth due to health challenges. The turnout of mourners was impressive so the administration ensured that all mourners sanitized their hands, had their face masks on and strictly respected social distancing.
In another saw story CBC has lost a member of the Board of Trustees. He was also a Patron of the Boys Brigade. Mr. Forgwei Alfred died in Douala on Sunday April 26th 2020. The late BB patron was a CBC Christian who worshipped at Trinity Baptist Church Mboppi Douala. He was instrumental in financing some Church projects, Missions and even the CBC Development Fund. He died in active service as the General Manager of Chantier Naval in Douala. His demise is a big loss to his family, congregation the CBC, and the nation.