The 70 elected and 30 appointed members of the upper house of parliament have officially taken up function.They received their tricolour strips during a plenary session chaired by the eldest member Fon Victor Mukete.The plenary that had only one point on the agenda; wearing of the strips came after the committee for the validation of incompatibility made public its report.The report that was adopted by the plenary 16 senators who held offices that were not compatible with the position of senator had resigned in favour of the Senate.The 100 senators wore the Sachs that officially gives them full powers to exercise their duties as senators.The event that was attended by huge crowds of relatives, friends and party following culminated with feasting at the homes of the Senators.At the end of the official ceremony the different expressed their gratitude and determination to contribute in bringing position change that will contribute in building a strong, united and democratic Cameroon that is proud of its linguistic, cultural and geographical diversity. Elvis Teke