Mrs TSANGA Delphine

Mrs TSANGA Delphine

Member

Born ZANGA TSOGO Delphine on 21 December 1935 at Lomié in the East Region of Cameroon, Delphine épse TSANGA hails from the Centre Region of the Republic of Cameroon.

After pursuing studies at Collège Moderne des Jeunes Filles in Douala, she obtained the Brevet in 1955, before gaining admission into Lycée Joss in Douala. These studies led her to Toulouse, where she obtained a State Nurse Diploma. On her return to Cameroon in 1960, she worked with the Yaounde, Garoua and Dschang hospitals, respectively.

Prior to her appointment as member of the Electoral Board on 7 May 2011, Delphine TSANGA née ZANGA TSOGO had held top administrative positions at national and international level:

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

As concerns her international career, Delphine TSANGA has been:

  • Bureau Member of the International Women’s Council in 1966;
  • Vice-President of the International Women’s Council (IWC) in 1970;
  • Adviser to the President of the International Women’s Council in 1976;
  • President of the Central African Sub-Regional Committee for the Integration of Women in Development (CRAC/ECA/UN) in 1978;
  • President of the African Regional Coordination Committee for the Integration of Women in Development (CRAC/ECA/UN) in 1979;
  • President of the Board of Administration of the UN International Institute of Research and Training for Women’s, Empowerment (INSTRAW) at Santo Domingo in 1979;
  • Jury Member of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Literacy Committee, from 1984 to 1986;
  • President of the Board of Administration of the Association de Protection et de Valorisation Forestière (l’A.P.V.F.).

As a fiction writer, Delphine TSANGA has written two novels:

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

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

  • Cameroonian Merit;
  • Knight of Cameroonian Valour;
  • Officer of Cameroonian Valour;
  • Commander of Cameroonian Valour;
  • Ordre d’Isabelle la Catholique of Spain;
  • Order of the Distinction First Class, Qatar;
  • Ordre National du Mérite, France.

She took oath on 21 July 2011 before the Supreme Court, seating as 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 under the purview of Elections Cameroon”