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Nguti
Southwest Province

Herb Whinna, Nguti 1983-1985
Math/Science Education
whinna@med.unc.edu

David Cranor, Nguti 1995-1997
Math/Science Education
cranor@hotmail.com




Getting there and away

Contacts

Lodging Options

Schools

Health

Festivals

Population

Languages

Religions

Groups

Climate

Electricity

Cuisine

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GETTING THERE AND AWAY: province: SW distance: 80 time: 3 hours cost of taxi: 1500 cfa transportation: Bush taxi How to reach the village from Yaounde: Yaounde to Douala 3000cfa Douala to Kumba 1200 cfa by car, 800cfa by train Kumba to Nguti 1500 cfa

GETTING THERE AND AWAY: Get to Kumba, go to taxi park, hope they are going to Mamfe that day (if wet season) and will let you out at Nguti for less than full price...reverse if coming from Mamfe...

CLOSE VILLAGES: Konye

CLOSE VILLAGES: Buea, Kumba, Mamfe

CONTACTS: Mr. Ojong Dr. Anthony

LODGING OPTIONS: There's a hotel by the Mission

LODGING OPTIONS: In 1985 it was my house or the British telecom guys' house...no telling now, but not too many people wanted to visit...

SCHOOLS: GHS Nguti

HEALTH FACILITIES: St. John of God's hospital. The village has running water.

HEALTH FACILITIES: Catholic Mission Hospital on the hill. There was no running water, not back then...

FESTIVALS: Youth Day(February), Labor Day (May 1)

POPULATION: 1000

POPULATION: 500-1000? (not counting the school kids).

LANGUAGES: Nguti, Ejagham

LANGUAGES: Pidgin, English, and the usual mix of country talks

RELIGIONS: Christian, Anamist

GROUPS: Nguti

CLIMATE AND LANDSCAPE: Hot and Humid, Hilly rain forest

ELECTRICITY: Only at the mission and hospital only for a few hours every evening.

ELECTRICITY: up at the mission hospital, at the DO's house, and whenever the Brits where in town...otherwise, no...

CUISINE: Bush meat, rice and beans.

CUISINE: when i got posted to Nguti the running joke was that there were four things to eat there: 1) Rice & Beans; 2) Beans & Rice; 3) Rice; & 4) Beans...this turned out not to be entirely true, but sometimes it was close...gari and okra soup was big...not much meat except the dried fish...plantains...my absolute favorite thing was to get some Koki, but they had it more in Manyemen than Nguti so you had to get somebody to bring it up...

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