Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

24 April 2008

Cameroon: PM Inoni Congratulates World Female Judo Champion

The Prime Minister, Head of Government, Ephraim Inoni, yesterday, 23 April 2008 congratulated and encouraged Emane Gevrise, the World Female Judo Champion in the less than 70 kilogrammes category. The 26-year-old Emane Gevrise from Sangmelima in the South Province of Cameroon, won the gold medal in the World Female Judo Championship in the less than 70 kilogrammes category organised in September 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Emane Gevrise who is in Cameroon on holidays used the audience to inform the Prime Minister that she was mounting projects for young Cameroonians in the field of Judo. Without going to specifics, she told journalists that, " I will work together with the government for the realisation of the projects". She used the occasion to let Cameroonian youths understand that "with determination and hard work, one always attains his objectives". It was with the spirit of hard work that she was champion in France from 2003 to 2005, and Europe in 2006 and 2007. Emane Gevrise leaves for France next week to prepare for the Olympics Games.

Prior to receiving the World Female Judo champion, Prime Minister Inoni also had discussions with some executive members of the South West Chiefs Conference. The delegation was led by the new President of the South West Chiefs Conference, Chief, Esoh Itoh. The audience was an occasion for the new executive bureau of the Chiefs Conference elected during the last ordinary general assembly in Mundemba to be presented to the Prime Minister. The leaders of the South West Chiefs Conference congratulated the Prime Minister for some achievements in the country. They also expressed concern over the deplorable state of roads in the province.

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