WELCOME TO NDU SUN-DIVISION
Ndu Sub-Division is one of the the five sub-divisions of the Donga-Mantung Division. It was created in 1992. There are a total of forty-one (41) Municipal councilors led by Lord Mayor Emmanuel BUNYUI NYUGAB. Ndu Sub-division lies at the northeast edge of the Bamenda Grassfields, on the eastern arc of the Ring Road. It is the highest elevation town in Cameroon. Ndu Subdivision is loacetd East of Nwa , South of Mbiame -Bui Division, West of Noni – Bui Division, North of Nkambe, and South-West of Nkum Sub-Divivion (Bui Division.
Ndu sub-division has an estimated population of about 85000 inhabitants with a population density of 45.51 persons per KM2. Most are Wimbum – the three clans which speak the Limbum language. The sub-division is made up pf seventeen (17) villages which are grouped into (3) three (3) zones. They are:
- The center zone with five villages : Ndu, Mbipgo, Njimkang, Njilah and Wowo
- The west zone with five village: Talla, Ngarum, Taku, Ntundip, and Luh
- The east zone with seven villages: Sehn, Ntumbaw, Njirong, Ngulu, Nseh Macop, Sinna and Sop
The inhabitants of Ndu Sub-Division are mostly Wimbum who hail mainly from three clan groups; The Wiya Clan, The Warr Clan and The Tang Clan.
Ndu Sub Division enjoys a Sudano-guinean climate marked by two seasons; the dry season and the rainy season. Annually, rainfall ranges from 1300mm to 3000mm and a mean of 2000mm. The relief of the area is characterized by an undulating landscape pattern with highlands and valleys as well as plains. Altitudes range from 700m asl in the Mbaw plain to about 2200m asl at Mbiyeh (Talla) in the mountainous zone.
The sub-division his well ramified with streams and rivers, with over 20 streams, highly exploited in various villages as catchments for the community of the village. The main rivers include; the river Donga, the river Mantung, the river Masin, the river Mbim, and the river Mantumbaw. Three main soil types are identified in the area; sandy clay or ferallitic soils, sandy loam soils, and alluvial deposits. Due to their rich nature, these soils are of great agricultural potentials, permitting the cultivation of low altitude crops.
Flora & Vegetation
- There are two main ecological sub zones; the high altitude zone, characterized by sparsely wooden savannah, and the low altitude zone with tall grass species. Both natural and artificial forests exist with high predominance in timber production, the major species here include mahogany, Iroko (Melicia excelsa) and Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum).
Fauna: include; monkeys, cane-rats (grass cutters), rabbits, deer, antelopes and rat moles.
- Mineral resources: sand, stones and laterite quarries. They are either use for house or road construction.
- Public works: Poor state of roads, due to no maintenance of the roads.
Environment and nature protection: environmental degradation due to poor cultivation techniques, and ignorance.
- Health: poor health care due to insufficient funds and insufficient number of staff.
- Water and Energy: Inadequate supply due to limited finances (for water) and limited energy sources (for energy).
- Women empowerment and family: less involvement of women in productive activities, due to no empowerment centers and gender bias.
- Education: low educational output /quality, due to insufficient number of teachers, infrastructure/equipment and limited financial resources of parents.
A handful of nursery and primary, 19 secondary schools and 1 Higher Institute; the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS) Ndu (private, government and mission owned)
- 27 private, mission and government health units
- 3 main markets and other small markets
- Micro finance buildings.
- Gendarmerie Brigade
- Hotels (Santana, Summit Eco-Kid, Dallas, Holy War Complex, Sawa Hotel, Mbiyeh Rest House, George Private Rest House).