Our Mission

The BAKUNDU CULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT UNION abbreviated as BACDU was formed for the enhancement of the positive cultural values of the Bakundu people, to sought ways and means to economically empower the people, and provide quality education for children of this extraction.

BACDU is a socio-cultural economic development non-governmental organization that was created in 1974. Its headquarters is in Kake Bongwana also known as Kake I. BACDU was formed to replace the defunct BAKUNDU UNION/BAKUNDU CULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT MEETING an organization that existed during the pre-colonial and colonial era for the same people and with similar objectives.

Bacdu Objectives

The BAKUNDU CULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT UNION abbreviated as BACDU was formed for the enhancement of the positive cultural values of the Bakundu people, to sought ways and means to economically empower the people, and provide quality education for children of this extraction.

According to the BACDU Constitution that was adopted at Pete Village in the year 2000, the major objectives of this organization are as follows:

  • To use its endowment and blessings and bounty of nature to improve the environment of the villages, to increase and improve quantitatively and qualitatively the living standard of the people ipso facto their production and productivity in all fields of human endeavor and not excluding Education and Information.

  • To make our community free from all types of hatred and prejudices not only for the present but also for posterity.

  • To co-operate with other Cameroonian ethnic groups. This is not only necessary but imperative. In this respect, there should be a reawaking of the conscientiousness and consciousness of the BAKUNDU people as to their dignity and destiny, which are linked with other groups for the welfare of the state-the supreme law.

  • To mobilize funds through contributions from villages and individuals which will help directly or indirectly for the setting up of relevant institutions such as schools, colleges, cultural centers, farmers cooperatives, small and medium-sized socio-economic and agricultural groups, credit unions, etc.

  • To review, evaluate and increase our man power resources.

  • To inform and train our youths in all fields of our National edifice and to prepare them as true Cameroonian patriots and leaders. This is a moral task that must be done.

  • To arbitrate and settle disputes be it group, inter-village or between members shall be part and parcel of the BACDU duties but without prejudice to the over-riding role of the state. Ours shall be traditional, pure and simple.

  • To implement BACDU programme of action. If and when need arises BACDU shall always fall back to the state for all types of aid, assistance, grants, gifts and logistics.

BACDU cannot accomplish its objectives by operating in a state of fear, insecurity and uncertainty. Its members shall continue to exercise “Eternal Vigilance” – the price of liberty.

Executive Committee Members


Was born in 1942, in Bombe Bakundu, Meme Division, South West Region of Cameroon. He studied at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree with honors in 1967. He went on to study at the Nigeria Law School in Lagos, passing the Bar examination in 1968. He was called to The Bar on the 25th of July 1968.

Indeed, after a long career on the bench where he headed jurisdictions in the English-speaking part of Cameroon before chairing the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court Mutanga Benjamin Itoe was Minister of Transportation (1984), Justice (1985) and Tourism (1989).

He was Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, and President of the Administrative Bench of that Court before being appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as a Judge of the Trial Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to judge war criminals. From 2002 to 2009 he presided over trial sessions.

His legal career spans more than three decades. He has served in numerous high offices in Cameroon including Minister of Justice and Keeper of Seals. In 1996, he participated in drafting the Constitution of Cameroon and the criminal procedure code

which harmonises the Common and Civil Law procedures that are applicable in a bicultural Anglo-Franco Cameroon.

From 1981 to 1983 he served as Board member of Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS). By a Presidential decree signed on August 1, 2014, Mutanga Benjamin Itoe was appointed Board Chairman of the Cameroon Development Corporation, a public agro-industrial company and second employer nationally after the State. He still occupies this position to date.

In 2012 the Bakundu people chose retired Justice Benjamin Mutanga Itoe to lead them and was crowned with the traditional title of ‘Tata Nganga Mataka wa Bakundu President General. The traditional induction ceremony took place on April 28, 2012 at Marumba Botondoa in Mbonge Sub-division during the 37th Congress of the Bakundu Cultural and Development Union, BACDU.

He has travelled extensively and has participated and at times presided over some international Committees and Conferences of some international organisations.


Mr. Mukete Daniel Modika was born in Kake II in 1959 to David and Emilia Mukete in what is today known as Kumba I Sub Division of Meme Division in the South West Region of Cameroon.  He did his primary education in Government School Kumba town and Secondary education in Frank Harcourt College Kake and continued in CCAST Kumba and to the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the University of Yaoundé where he graduated with a Maîtrise in History in 1981 before joining the civil service in 1982.

While working he also studied and obtained a Diploma in Human Resource Management from CENAM Yaounde, a Diploma in Tourism management from the University of Haifa in Israel, and a Maîtrise in Political Science from the Yaounde University II in Soa. He has attended numerous Seminars and participated in many high level international conferences.

He joined the civil service in 1982, and served as an English language teacher at the Lycée de Mokolo in the then Northern Province of Cameroon until September 1984

when he was appointed Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and then Private Secretary to the Minister of Justice from 1985 to 1989. He briefly served as Private Secretary to the Minister of Tourism before being appointed to the post of Provincial Delegate for Tourism for the East Province in Bertoua, in September 1990 to 1993. He served in the same capacity in the South Province from 1993 to 1994 from where he was appointed Assistant Director of the National School of Hotel Management and Tourism (ENAHT) in Ngoundéré at the end of 1994.

He was appointed Inspector in the Ministry of Tourism in Yaounde in December 1999 and Director of Tourism Businesses in 2009. In 2013 a Presidential Decree appointed him Chief of the newly created Cameroon Tourism Bureau for the American Countries in Washington DC, with the Diplomatic Rank of Second Counsellor where in is currently serving.

Mr Mukete Daniel is recipient of both Traditional and National Decorations. He is married with several children and grandchildren


Barrister Ebolloh Emmanuel Musango hails from Ibemi Bakundu Village in Konye Sub-Division, Meme Division, South West Region of the Republic of Cameroon, to the family of Mr. Moses Joe Ebolloh and Dorah Ebolloh. He obtained his FSLC from G.S Kake 1, G.C.E O/Level and A/Level Certificates from C.C.A.S Kumba respectively. Between 2001-2004, he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Buea and later obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Law (La Maitrise en Droit) from the University of Yaounde 11, Soa from 2004/2005.

He was later Sworn-in and called to the Cameroon Bar Association as a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Cameroon from 2008 till present. Between 2013-2015, he was called to other duties at the

Audit Bench of the Supreme Court of Cameroon where he was trained to perform the functions of Financial Verificator in charge of Controlling and Auditing State Accounts. The insatiable quest for knowledge later took him to England to sip from the fountain of knowledge from the University of Bangor School of Law, where he obtained Master of Laws in International Intellectual Property Law between 2015/2016 academic year. He has attended and served as motivational speaker in many seminars both nationally and internationally. He is currently in Cameroon and occupies the positions of Assistant Secretary of the Bakundu Cultural and Development Union (BACDU), Legal and Constitutional Adviser of BACDU and Congress Secretary of BACDU. He has equally served as the longest National President of the Northern Bakundu Students’ Association (NO.BASA) for 10 years.