Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cameroon:Musonge Urges SW Folk to Fully Support Reunification’s Golden Jubilee.

Support Committee Already Put in Place 

By Christopher Ambe Shu
Sons and daughters of the Southwest Region have been called upon to fully support the Government and the Administration towards a successful organization of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Reunification of Cameroon .The Golden Jubilee will be celebrated later this year , in pomp ,in Buea and to be attended by President Paul Biya

Former Prime Minister Peter Mafany Musonge made the call, March 17, in Buea  in his capacity as chairman of the Steering Committee of Southwest Regional Support Committee for the Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Reunification of Cameroon while launching activities of the Regional Support committee  

The launching saw the creation of 12 sub committees .They include: mobilization and sensitization, protocol, transportation, lodging, logistics, decoration, finance, gift, secretariat, dinner and gala night committees. The committees immediately met, made recommendations and drew up their plans of action.

Launching the activities of the Support Committee, Chairman Musonge recalled that it was the All -Southwest Forum of 29th January 2011, jointly organized by the Southwest Chiefs’ Conference (SWECC) and Southwest Elite Association (SWELA) that called on President Biya “to come to Buea, the birthplace of Reunification, to continue the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the independence and reunification of Cameroon”. He added that President Biya in his wisdom granted the request.

He said although the golden jubilee is a national event, whose organization, preparation etc, are incumbent on structures created by the President of the Republic for this purpose, “it is highly desirable that Southwest people fully participate with unparalleled fervor, joy and enthusiasm in the celebrations to make this national landmark event really memorable”

The purpose of the Support Committee, the chairman noted, is to take care of some areas which need special attention, for the effective, joyous and enthusiastic participation of the people of the Southwest.

Justifying his call for massive support which includes financial contribution to the celebration, Mola Musonge, who is also Grand Chancellor of National Orders, told Southwest Folk:

 “It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to put again for the president of the Republic, his guests and the entire nation our legendary hospitality, peace-loving nature and our capacity for tolerance, understanding, peaceful coexistence and national consciousness” 

Other speakers at the ceremony who included Buea Mayor, Charles Mbella Moki, the Secretary-general of Southwest Elite Association(SWELA) Epie Ekale, and the president of Southwest Chiefs’ Conference(SWECC) all hoped that the celebration would provide an opportunity for some of the  priority  concerns of the Region  such as roads to be  taken care of.

Meanwhile Martin Berlinga Eboutou, Chairman of the National Organizing Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Cameroon’s Reunification   also met with different actors involved in the preparation of the celebration, and implored them to be more committed.

 Berlinga Eboutou reportedly told the meeting participants that, President Paul Biya wants the celebrations to be quite memorable. He strongly recommended to actors concerned regular field visits to Buea, host of the golden jubilee.
 He called on each actor to pay regular visits to Buea, the place of celebration, to seize up the level of preparation.

(First Published In The RECORDER Newspaper ,Cameroon,of March 23,2012)

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