Mme TSANGA Delphine

Mme Tsanga Née Zanga Tsogo Delphine

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Born ZANGA TSOGO Delphine on December 21, 1935 at Lomié in the East Region of Cameroon, Delphine wife of TSANGA is a daughter of the Centre Region in the Republic of Cameroon.

Upon completing ‘Collège Moderne des Jeunes Filles’ in Douala, she obtained the B.E.P.C. in 1955 before enrolling into ‘Lycée Joss’ in Douala, studies that led her to Toulouse where she obtained a ‘Diplôme d’Infirmier d’Etat’. Upon her return to Cameroon in 1960, she worked at the Yaounde, Garoua and Dschang hospitals respectively.

Well before her appointment on May 7, 2011 as member of the Electoral Board, TSANGA née ZANGA TSOGO Delphine had held key administrative positions on both the national and international scene, notably:

  • President of the Cameroon National Women’s Council in 1964;
  • Representative at the Legislative Assembly in 1965;
  • Elected to the Presidency of the National Bureau of the Cameroon National Union Women’s Organisation in 1969;
  • Re-elected into the Legislative Assembly in 1970;
  • Vice-Minister of Public Health in 1970;
  • Vice-Minister of Public Health in 1972;
  • President of the National Bureau of the Cameroon National Union Women’s Organisation from 1975 to 1984;
  • Minister of Social Affairs from 1975 to 1984.

As concerns her international career, Delphine TSANGA had been:

  • Bureau Member of the International Council of Women in 1966;
  • Vice-President of the International Council of Women (ICW) in 1970;
  • Adviser to the President of the International Council of Women in 1976;
  • Chairperson of the Central Africa Sub-Regional Committee for the Integration of Women in Development (ARCC/ECA/UN) in 1978;
  • Chairperson of the Africa Regional Coordinating Committee for the Integration of Women in Development (ARCC/ECA/UN) in 1979;
  • President of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) at St Domingue in 1979;
  • Jury Member of the UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Literacy Committee, from 1984 to 1986;
  • Board Chairperson of the Forest Protection and Association de Protection and Development Association (APVF).

As a Novelist, Delphine TSANGA has written two novels namely:

  • ‘Ekobo ou l’Oiseau en cage’, published at Editions Edicef, Paris, 1983;
  • ‘Vie de femmes’, published at Editions Clé, Yaounde, 1985.

Mrs. Delphine TSANGA is holder of several national and international honorary distinctions:

  • National Order of Merit;
  • Knight of the National Order of Valour;
  • Officer of the National Order of Valour;
  • Commander of the National Order of Valour;
  • Order of Isabella the Catholic of Spain;
  • Order of the Distinction First Class, Qatar;
  • National Order of Merit, France.

On July 21, 2011, Mrs. Delphine TSANGA took the following oath of office before the Constitutional Council: “I swear to fully and faithfully discharge my duties and to exercise my office without fear or favour in accordance with the Constitution and laws in force, to ensure the confidentiality of proceedings and votes, to abstain from taking public positions and to decline any consultation on matters falling within the purview of Elections Cameroon.”

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