With deep sadness TRAFFIC announces the death of Mr Emmanuel Tamounang, staff member with TRAFFIC’s Central Africa office.
Yaoundé, Cameroon, 14th February 2013—Emmanuel Tamounang passed away on Saturday 9th February 2013 at Yaoundé General Hospital after a brief illness.
Emmanuel, from Santa village, Bamenda, Cameroon, joined TRAFFIC’s Central Africa office on 7th March 2011 as a driver and car mechanic.
Everyone who visited TRAFFIC in Cameroon knows how much Emmanuel contributed to the success of the organization’s core work there, ensuring safe travel for staff, whatever the time or location.
When visitors arrived in Cameroon, Emmanuel was their first welcoming image of TRAFFIC, and to everyone he was much more than a driver: he was always available and ready to help.
Spending time with Emmanuel was always memorable thanks to his excellent sense of humour and his many jokes about everything from everyday life to sports in Cameroon. Moreover, many will also recall the intense and passionate discussions with Emmanuel about the socio-economic and political situation in Cameroon.
Emmanuel was a reliable, responsible, engaging and passionate man, with a strong sense of humour thrown in: he will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
Emmanuel is survived by his wife, two children, two brothers and a sister.