Victor Fotso

Victor Fotso (26 June 1926 – 20 March 2020) was a Cameroonian politician.[1] He was the founder of the Fotso Victor Foundation, which carries out charitable works in Cameroon and other Sub-Saharan African countries, particularly in the field of education.

Victor Fotso
Born26 June 1926
Died20 March 2020(2020-03-20) (aged 93)
Paris, France
NationalityCameroonian
OccupationPolitician

BiographyEdit

Fotso started a career in trade in Mbalmayo. Here, he met Pierre Castel, who gifted wine in carboys to Fotso for him to distribute. This started the Brasseries et Glacières Internationales (BGI) supplier-distributor relationship between the two men in France and Cameroon.Victor Fotso Celebre son Amitie avec Pierre Castel (YouTube) (in French). Bandjoun: Simeon Tchameu. 26 March 2013.

Fotso served as the mayor of Bandjoun from 1996 until his death in March 2020. His final reelection was in February 2020. He spent his own money to build Bandjoun's city hall,[2] although there were construction disputes with interior designer Guy Bertrand Temba.[3] He was the founder of IUT de Bandjoun, which offered Cameroon its first institute of technology.

AutobiographyEdit

  • Le Chemin de Hiala (1994)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameroun : décès de l'industriel Victor Fotso". JeuneAfrique (in French). 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ Fotso victor www.bandjoun.net (YouTube) (in French). Bandjoun: Francis Chrisany. 22 December 2010.
  3. ^ FACE A LA VERITE #024 FOTSO Victor trainé en justice par son architecte (YouTube) (in French). Bandjoun: africa LOVE. 1 November 2019.