WELCOME TO MISAJE SUB-DIVISION
Misaje sub-division is one of the five sub-divisions that make up the Great donga Mantung Division of the North West Region of Cameroon. The Sub-Division was created in 1992. The sub-division covers a land surface area of about 46068KM2. There are about 41000 inhabitants in the Misaje Sub-Division with a population density of 0.83 persons per Km2. There are a total of 31 municipal councilors in the municipality and the current Mayor is Mr. Sammy MBGATTA NFORKEMBA. Misaje Sub-Division shares boundaries with
- Ako and Nkambe municipalities in Donga-Mantung Division
- Fonfuka municipality in Boyo Division
- Nkor municipal council in Bui Division.
- The Republic of Nigeria.
The name Misaje comes from a Hausa nickname for a bearded man
who sold food and rented rooms to kola traders on their way to and from Takum. The village containing his stop came to be called Misaje and the name was later applied to the whole municipality. Terrain varies from rugged in the east around Mount Kinka to a flat plain around the Dumbo Ranch in the west. The Dumbo Ranch is a parastatal project aimed at improving beef production using modern techniques. source: Wikipedia
Different local dialects predominate in different parts of the subdivision. Ncane is spoken from Misaje south. Nsari is spoken around Kamine and Akweto. Kemezung is spoken in Dumbu and Kwei. Bebe is spoken around Bebe-Jama and Bebe-Jatto. Mungong is spoken at Mungong. All mentioned so far are similar, grouped by linguists as Eastern Beboid languages. More distantly related, Jukun is spoken to the north around Gidan-Jikum
The Misaje sub-division is made up of 13 villages; Misaje/Nkanchi, Dumbu, Kamine, Akweto, Bebe-Kete/ Mayokila, Bebe-Jato/ Sabongida, Bem, Chunghe, Kibbo, Kwe, Mbissa, Mfume, Chako.
- The climate is cold and wet. Annual maximum temperatures range from 27.2oc and 33.6oc while the annual minimum values are 7.8oc to 15.9oc. The average annual rainfall ranges between 1270mm to 1778mm.
Relief: part of the municipality lies on a higher altitude as a few hills disrupt the smooth stretch of the beautiful low land. The Northern part of the municipality is occupied by steep hills that lead up to Nkambe and Nkor municipalities. Some prominent hills are: Kette hill, Kehtimo peak of Kwe, Kinkoh Mountain, Kigure Mountain.
- The municipality has a few lakes like; Bembo, Lifaah, Keeh Lekumeh and Kifaah. Many streams big enough to be called rivers like; The River Kimbi. Rivers like; Rivers Kintteh, Kingbe, Kintseng, Kwe, Kinfing, Kime and Kinkoh.
- Health: Insufficient access to quality health services in the villages, due to inadequate infrastructure and equipment and shortage of quality drugs.
- Environment and nature protection: environmental degradation due to poor framing practices.
- Women empowerment and family: High level of gender disparity and discriminatory practices on due to no centers for information and ignorance.
- Water and energy: poor access to portable water and energy coverage due to lack of finances.
- Education: Inadequate access to quality basic education services and facilities and lack of higher institutions, due to lack of funds and staff.
- Public works: difficulty to freely circulate in all neighborhoods of the Municipality, due to limited financial sources and no maintenance of the roads.