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The Ndop Council corresponds to the Ndop Central Sub-Division. The Council is one of the three Councils of the Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region. It is about 30km from Bamenda, the Regional Headquarter of the North West Region.
The Ndop Sub-Division is located along the Bamenda - Kumbo stretch of the Ring-road. It is bounded to the North by Babessi council, to the East by Balikumbat Sub division, to the West by Tubah council and to the South by the Noun Division.
Ndop council enjoys the privilege to have been the headquarters of the South Eastern Federation of Native Authorities created by the local administration in 1940.
The territory of the South Western Federation included the areas covered by Nkwen, Bafut and Nso. In 1960 the SEF territory was divided into two with the Nso Native Authority cut out of it and in 1961, the Bafut-Ndop Area Council was created.
The present Ndop council was created, along side the councils of Babessi, Balikumbat by Presidential decree that created the Ngokentunjia Division out of Ngokentunjia Division. Eventually, Bafut and Tubah were taken away and the territory now known as Ngoketunjia Division.
Types of Council Committees and Terms of Reference: The council according to article 55.2 of January 1996 constitution define decentralized administrative unit as “Public law body having administrative and financial autonomy to manage Local and Regional interest, under rule, by a Council elected freely according to the law in force”. The article further adds that these decentralized administrative units are charged with the “Economic, Social, Health, Educational, Cultural and Sport Development of their Areas”.