This was in recognition to their services rendered to the State over the years within the framework of protecting territorial integrity, persons and property nationwide.
Following a series of presidential decrees signed on December 27, 2018 and a mi nisterial decision of December 28, 2018 promoting personnel of the defence forces, some officers and non-commissioned officers have been awarded epaulets and medals in recognition to their efforts at guaranteeing peace and security for the Fatherland.
This was during a ceremony which took place on January 1, 2019 at the courtyard of the Yaounde Headquarters Brigade presided at by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie, Galax Etoga. Military officers were in the presidential decree promoted to the ranks of Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Captain and Chief Warrant Officers.
The award of their epaulets comes a day after the Head of State in his traditional address to the nation highlighted security challenges faced by the country and the need to collectively com bat the threat. Darrel Efu epse Ndjinga who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel said it is with gratitude that she receives such an epaulet. She said she will continue to serve the Fatherland with loyalty and devotedness.
Meanwhile, Bela Etene Carine, elevated to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer said the award is an indication that her services are being recongnised by authorities. She stated that she will continue in the professional lane by promoting peace in her actions. The National Gendarmerie boss offered a toast at the banquet hall of his institution in honour of those who were decorated.