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Identification sheet of the Council

Name:

Tiko Municipal Council

Location:

Tiko, Tiko Sub Division, Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon

Bounded to the West by Limbe 1 & 3 Councils, to the North by Buea council, to the North-East by Muyuka council, to the East by the Dibombari Council in Moungo Division and to the South East by Douala VI Council (Manoka) through the Tiko islands in the creeks and South by the Atlantic Ocean.

Creation:

 Created on the 29th of June 1977 by presidential decree No. 77/203; transformed by Law No. 018/2004 of 22nd July 2004 into Tiko Municipal Council.

Surface Area

4,804 Sq.km; Three urban space (Tiko, Likomba, and Mutengene) with 8 chiefdoms,12 remaining village chiefdoms (Source: Tiko Sub Divisional office).

Population:

208,885inhabitants (2010 population estimates by Tiko Health district (134,649reproduced by UNICEF) and annual growth rate of 5% UN projections for urban population growth rate for Africa and World Bank 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa Urban Population Growth Rate (CSIS-Centre for Strategic International Studies).

Ethnic groups:

Cosmopolitan blend of more than 100 local and national ethnies. Important Foreign population especially the Igbos, Yeruba and Hausa from Nigeria.

Dominant languages: Pidgin, English, French, Bayangi, Metta, Yamba, Bakweri, Douala, Igbo, Hausa and Yeruba.

Villages

20 villages, 17 mainland, 3 island (Source: Tiko Sub Divisional Office, 2019).

Climate

Equatorial climate with 2 major seasons (rainy- March to October and Dry – November to May); Temperature range 20-28 C; Annual rainfall range 3000 to 5000.

Economic activities

Huge potentials in the sectors of fishing and agriculture, Tourism, Trading, Education, Liberal professions; Technical works repairs & (Welders, Builders, Tailors, hairdressing & barbing), Transporters, bike riders, etc.

Popular Rubber, Banana, palms oil Plantations for Export; Promising local farming, fishing. Smallholders’ plantation schemes. Enormous raw material for transformation.

Tertiary sector: Banks, cooperative societies, MFI, Insurance houses.

Social infrastructure

Public & Private Schools (primary, secondary, technical/vocational, post-secondary) & Professional centres; Police college; Orphanages.

Tarred, paved & earth roads; Daily & Periodic Markets.

Stadium & Playground, Likomba 18 holes golf course.

Private/public clubs, bars & game centres.

Police and gendarme Security posts, Social welfare center

Slaughterhouses (3); Mortuary; Tiko Council Radio; public toilets; Motor parks.

Public & private health centers, pharmacies and laboratories;

Number of KM roads for which the council is responsible – 35km

Airstrip and seaport.

Municipal councilors

Total: 41(Female 10; Male: 31), 10 Youths

Executive members: 5 Male & 1 Female; 6 working committees

Mutengene 17; Likomba 05; Tiko 12; The rest of villages share 10 councilors.

Council personnel

Total staff strength: 87(31 females/55 males);3 volunteers,4 on secondment (MT, SG, Health Technician & Store Accountant), MT, SG & Store accountant appointed by their government ministries; Number of males supersede female though gender-sensitive.

Council properties

Markets 2 permanent & 5 periodic (bi-weekly)

Vehicles (Trailer/Tractor, 3 pick-ups double cabin, Backend loader, 2 Tricycle; 1 Prado)

Buildings – 4 Staff quarters (Tiko police, old council building, custom beach & Mutengene), current council premises (main office and hall), land (require ownership documents); Tiko Council hall; Secretary General’s Residence; Engine boat. Slaughterhouses (1Tiko town, 1 Mutengene, 1 Ombe), Market stalls (Tiko Main market, Mutengene market, Tiko old Motor Park, Mudeka, Missellele, Likomba).

Assorted office materials and equipment.

Tiko Council Community Radio

Network of Relationship

Formal Relationship: FEICOM, PNDP, GREMPCO, CEFAM, Driver’s Union, UCCUT, Limbe 1 & 3 Councils, GIZ, ProMUD, SOWEDA, Bike riders, Butchers, MATGENIE, Staff Association. City of Grenoble, France, CDC, NEO TP.

Informal relationship: JCI, MUDESCO, Orphanages, Cultural groups, Elites.

Principal Strengths:

The network of formal relationships

Available Resources

Leadership.

Staff strength.

Energetic and industrious population

Growing, cosmopolitan, youthful and agrarian population

Maritime, customs and ports authority

Fishing port, beaches and islands, and creeks

Available arable land for agriculture

Localization – SWR Gateway to and from Douala economic capital; Gateway to Gabon, Equatorial Guinea & Nigeria; Air & seaport. Boarders to 6 Municipalities.

Large Agro plantations

Special status industrial zone.

Natural sand and gravel depot.

AMPHIBE auxiliary forces – contributing peace and security atmosphere.

Principal Weaknesses:

Insufficient skills

Inadequate M & E

Inadequate planning & Training

Inadequate resource mobilization skills

Opportunities

An informal network of relationship

A multitude of associations and cultural groups

Strong, eager nostalgic elite (internal and diaspora) such as “Association of Tiko Residents in the USA (ATRUSA)”, TOBSA, etc.

Seaport; fishing waters and arable land. Tourism from golf course and other structures

Obstacles/

Threats:

Donor fatigue.

Relationship Management

Rapid depletion & exhaustion of land (pressure on land)

Staff engagement, motivation & Egocentrism

The influx of new population

Recurrent sporadic fire disasters

Mangrove and forest reduction

Effects of climate change

Address

Tiko Council, Tiko Roundabout. P.O. Box 60 Tiko, Cameroon;

Tel: (237) 233351156; Email: tikocouncil.com; website: www.tikocouncil.org.

 

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