HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
MONKAM TOUKAM PAUL ARNAULD
WELCOME TO THE BANKA KINGDOM UNDER HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS MONKAM TOUKAM PAUL ARNAULD
Banka period of the 1920s
In 1924 the chief Banka Tientcheu Michel (1886-1965) donated land from the parish of Banka-Bafang to the church.
He had his mother, sisters and brothers baptized, examples followed by many of these fellow citizens.
In this photo taken after the baptism of Queen Mother Anne Nguekam thanks to her son and Superior Chief Banka, His Majesty Michel Tientcheu (1886-1965).
From left to right: Jean Mbu Deussi, Abbot F. Marie Tchamda, Miafu Yossa (behind the abbot), So Monkam, (third cadet of the chief), Michel Tientcheu, superior chief Banka with hat, the queen mother Anne Nguekam seated in front of the leader, Raphaël Nintcheu Prince Banka, the late catechist assassinated in September 1959, Mambou Djongoue in white on the occasion of his baptism, Father Paul Gontier, founder of the mission and who for the occasion proceeds to the baptism of the queen mother, the father Ätei in helmet, parish priest of Banka until 1950, he is the one who started the construction of the Church of Banka.