Capital City: Yaounde
Year of Independence: 1960
Area: 475,440 sq km
Arable Land: 12.54%
Median Age: 19 years
Population Growth Rate: 2.218%
Infant Mortality: 64.57 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy at Birth: 53.3 years
Literacy Rate: 67.9%
Ethnic Groups: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Languages: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
Rev. Rigobert Bahoue is the coordinator of the VCP program in Cameroon. He and his wife, Charlotte, have four children.
Rigobert was born to Moloundou in the village of Yenga in Cameroon. He started his partoral ministry in 1983, and planted at least 40 churches before joining the VCP program.
He is a regional director of MEEC (Mission de l’église Evangélique Camerounaise), and has been the general secretary of the organization since June 1992.
Rigobert became a part of the Into Africa Project in 1997 with the blessing of the MEEC organization. Having a passion for the VCP vision based upon his pervious church planting experience, he is a great proponent of the VCP approach. As of early 2011, the VCP program in Cameroon counted 176 churches with 18,358 members, and 12 trainers. See above for recent country statistics.