Following his death, seven days of mourning have been declared by the Council General.
Last Friday, December 13th, 2019, at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaoundé (Cameroon), our beloved fellow member Basile Ondigui Fouda passed away after a prolonged illness, which he endured with utmost discretion and Christian resignation.
Being an active SSVP member, he was a long-standing member of the Council General’s International Structure.
As a matter of fact, Basile Ondigui Fouda was Vice-President at the International Structure as well as Territorial Vice-President for region Africa 3 for many years, always collaborating in the organisation of the first ‘All Africa’ meeting, which took place in South Africa in 2015. Currently, he was member of the International Statute Revision Commission and Counsellor of the SSVP Plus Project, focused on institutional growth.
In addition to his duties at the SSVP, Basile Ondigui Fouda was Human Rights Officer and Coordinator of Human Rights Division Field Office of MINUSCA in N’Dele via Bangui Central African Republic.
The SSVP’s President General, the fellow member Renato Lima de Oliveira, very touched by the sad news, announced:
“On behalf of the Council General, we convey our heartfelt condolences to the family of our beloved fellow member Basile Fouda. We are all very sad, but we are aware of and accept God’s plans. May the Lord alleviate the suffering of Basile’s family. By the same token, seven days of mourning have been declared by the Council General. We ask the Conferences to pray a Hail Mary for Basile’s soul at this week’s meetings.”.