Cameroon
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Robert Kamté

Office Address:

B.P. 4353
Douala, Wouri
CAMEROON                                  


Country Demographics

Capital:
Yaounde

Population:
23,130,708

Languages:
French and English (both official) and about 270 African languages and dialects, including pidgin, Fulfulde, and Ewondo

Religion:
Christian 53%, Muslim 22%, indigenous African 25%

Life Expectancy:
57 years

GDP per-capita:
$1.315

Of Interest:
French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

Joint Border Commission with Nigeria reviewed 2002 ICJ ruling on the entire boundary and bilaterally resolved differences, including June 2006 Greentree Agreement that immediately ceded sovereignty of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon with a full phase-out of Nigerian control and patriation of residents in 2008; Cameroon and Nigeria agreed on maritime delimitation in March 2008; sovereignty dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon over an island at the mouth of the Ntem River; only Nigeria and Cameroon have heeded the Lake Chad Commission's admonition to ratify the delimitation treaty, which also includes the Chad-Niger and Niger-Nigeria boundaries

Location:
Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria 

Office Staff

Robert Kamté

Office Manager

Manager History:

Brother Kamté was born on February 22, 1955, in Bameka, in the West part of Cameroon. His parents were Catholics, and he was baptized Catholic at three months old. He was a Pentecostal from 1973 to 1976 with the “God's Assembly.” He accepted the Message in 1975. The year after, he came out of the Pentecostals and the Lord called him to be a minister of the Gospel. In 1979, God established him as the pastor of a group of Christians; called today the “Church of Nkolmintag.” Since 2000, he is working for the Lord full-time as office manager for VGR Douala.

Short History of Office:
VGR established our first work in 1984-1985 when Brother Joseph sent a VGR representative to establish lending libraries in that country. They accepted the project with joy. Not long after that, the very first container arrived from VGR. Since then, the work has continued to grow.

The next step was establishing a VGR office, as well as a librarian who would put his heart into this work. They then chose the late Brother Samuel Moussi. Brother Moussi later went to be with the Lord, and Brother Kamté was chosen to be the new librarian of VGR in Douala.

The library was first located in the storehouse of a church. As the need for more material grew, we found the present location of the library. It's an apartment located on the second floor of a building, with a display on the first floor.

Robert Kamté


Jean Nana - Librarian

  • The office manager is being helped by a Management Committee.
Office History

The library of Voice of God in Cameroon began in 1986 in Douala, when a VGR representative made their first trip to Cameroon.

A brother who often visiting us told me in confidence that the son of Brother Branham, Brother Joseph Branham, had a project to establish libraries in Africa, and that he was hoping that I would ask Brother Joseph to establish one in Cameroon.

Therefore, when VGR representative arrived in Douala, Cameroon, in 1986 and shared with us the purpose of his trip, of course we did not miss this opportunity and we immediately accepted to be part of this project. We started to look for a distribution center to establish our VGR library in Douala right away.

At the beginning, we thought of building our own facilities but the cost was very high. We were then resolved to start with a small room at the church. However this place was not easily accessible to the public, so we used it more as a storage room, where the brothers came to withdraw their materials. Then we asked the brother to help us find a location downtown, which would be more accessible.

The brother helped us at that time in paying the first six months of rent for a place in the neighbourhood of Mboppi, downtown Douala. This location could not satisfy our needs at the time and we ended up keeping our storage room at the church for many years. We had established a committee of brothers to help us move and find the proper location to meet our needs, and we proposed to VGR to change the location of the library, since it was too small in Mboppi. The Lord allowed me to find a place, where we are currently located, in Cité-Sic.

The first librarian we had elected was Brother Samuel Moussi Penda, who several years ago went to be with the Lord. I helped at that time to clear all materials from customs. Now I am the VGR representative in Cameroon. Since the establishment of VGR Library, we have seen a constant progress in the work here in Douala; we had at the beginning 10 to 20 visitors per month, and today we have between 300 and 400 visitors each month.

We are very grateful to the Lord for His constant blessings over the work that VGR is doing, and we glorify God for ever.