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The North-West Regional Assembly is a local governance institution created by a Presidential Decree within the context of the special status of the North-West Region as provided by article 62 of the Constitution of Cameroon. The Regional Assembly is composed of 70 representatives from the seven Divisions of the Region and 20 traditional rulers elected by their peers in the House of Chiefs.

Members of the North-West Regional Executive Council (REC)

Divisional representatives in session

Members of the House of Chiefs in session

Discussions on the budget orientation debate(House of chiefs members) at work

June 2023 Ordinary Session: Discussions on 2024 budget orientation debate


The North West Regional Assembly is a local governance institution created by a presidential decree within the context of the special status of the north west region as provided for by article 62 of the constitution of Cameroon.

The regional assembly which covers the same territorial boundaries of the north west region as an administrative unit is composed of 10 representatives each from the seven divisions of the region and 20 traditional rulers elected by their peers in the house of chiefs.

By virtue of its creation, composition and status, the regional assembly is a deliberative organ with the divisional representatives reflecting the gender and sociological components of the region to enhance social and economic development.


The special status confers on the north-west region a specific organizational and operational regime, based on the historical, social and cultural values of the region, with due respect for the primacy of the state, national unity and solidarity.

In addition to the powers devolved on the regions by this law, the north-west region as a result of the special status may exercise some powers amongst them; participating in the formulation of national public policies relating to the anglophone education sub-subsystem, setting up and managing regional development authorities and participating in the defining the status of traditional chiefdoms.

Also, the north-west region may be consulted on issues relating to the formulation of justice, public policies in the common law subsystem and may be involved in the management of public services established in the region.

Recent and Popular News

As part of mission to improve livelihoods, NWRA has an annual end of year tradition to put smiles on the faces of the vulnerable. 2023 witnessed the 3rd edition of NWRA’s end of year cultural festival
The North-West Regional Assembly on Tuesday December 12, 2023, voted the sum of 5.634 billion as the budget for 2024. This was during the December 2023 Ordinary session of the Assembly in Bamenda.


The investment budget stands at 4.62 billion representing 82.08% of the total budget and the     functional expenses stand at a little over one billion, representing 17.92% of the budget. 
As part of its mission to build Economic fabric of the Region, NWRA promotes small and medium-sized enterprises in organizing, as well as taking part in trade fairs and exhibitions to showcase ‘made in North-West’ products, promoting handicrafts, agricultural, pastoral and fishery activities etc.
Major Projects


The re-branding mission of the North-West Region is steadily on the move with re-habilitation and construction projects being executed in all the seven Divisions of the Region. To understand more on the Regional Assembly’s projects package, it is crucial to first and foremost understand the programme areas of the North-West Regional Assembly, because they constitute the basis on which every project activity or action is realized. As a matter of fact, competences have been devolved by six Ministerial departments through which their activities run on four programmes which are:

– Programme 1: Improving the Provision of Basic Social Services,
– Programme 2: Promotion of Economic Development and Environmental Protection of the Region,
– Programme 3: Promotion of Citizenship, Culture, Sports and Youth Support and
– Programme 4: Governance and Local Administration.

As at mid-term mandate (June 2023), the North-West Regional Assembly had programmed a total of sixty-six projects, with 11 being feasibility studies, 16 new constructions, 24 rehabilitations, three project controls, five equipment supply projects and seven for other works, giving a total of sixty-six projects.

Tracking the progress of number of projects executed per year, NWRA had a total of 07 projects executed in 2021, 22 projects realised in 2022 and 37 in 2023, giving a total of 66 projects.

For 2024, a total of 56 projects have been earmarked for realisation.

Construction of North-West Regional Administrative Assembly Headquarters in Bamenda, Up Station.
Construction of North-West Regional Assembly lodge (Guest House) in Bamenda Up Station.

The Regional Assembly is made up of the House of Divisional Representatives and the House of Chiefs.

House of Regional Representatives

The House of Divisional Representatives comprises 70 (seventy) members and was elected by the municipal Councilors of the region. The House of Divisional Representatives reflects the sociological components of the region as well as gender. The House rules on all matters falling within the powers of the regional assembly.

House of Regional Representatives

The House of Chiefs comprises 20 (twenty) members from among traditional rulers elected in accordance with the legislation in force.

The House of Chiefs rules on all matters falling within the powers of the Regional Assembly. 

Functioning of Regional Assembly

Houses of the Regional Assembly are convened by the President of the Regional Executive Council under the conditions laid down in Sections 280 and 281 of the law.

The two houses meet separately on the same dates. They hold a joint meeting at the opening and closing of the session and when the agenda items relate to:

  • The approval of the Regional Executive Council action programme;
    The validation of the Regional Executive Council progress report at the end of the financial year;
     The two houses also hold a joint meeting when circumstances so require.
  • The two houses of the Regional Assembly also hold a joint meeting to initiate impeachment.
  • The standing orders of the Regional Assembly lay down the procedure and scope of impeachment

Questions to be submitted to the Regional Assembly are initiated concurrently by the Regional Executive Council President and by two thirds of the members of each house of the Regional Assembly


The Regional Executive Council is the executive organ of the region. It comprises:

  •  1 (one) President;
  • 1 (one) Vice-President;
  • 1 (one) Commissioner for Economic Development;
  •  1 (one) Commissioner for Health and Social Development;
  • 1 (one) Commissioner for Educational, Sports and Cultural Development;
  •  2 (two) Secretaries;
  •  1 (one) Questor.

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Council president

The president of the regional executive council in the chief executive of the north west region. As such, he is the interlocutor of the representative of the state……



Vice President

The vice-president of the regional executive council comes from the category of traditional rulers. He assists the president in the discharge of his duties and benefits from a delegation of signature for the discharge of the duties entrusted to him.



Secretary General

The secretary-general of the region was appointed by the president of the republic. As a senior officer with the rich experience in local development management, the secretary-general coordinates regional administrative services.