By Christopher Ambe
|Distant view of Monument/ photo credit: Mbole Collins|
It should be noted that Southern Cameroons gained its independence on October 1,1961 by joining the La Republique du Cameroun,to form the country today known as Cameroon.
But the golden jubilee was delayed until it is being celebrated this week in Buea,which had been former capital of German Cameroon and British Southern Cameroons,as well as the Capital of the Government of West Cameroon. Today, Buea is the Capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon.
The monument,which is built with concrete and metal cylinders near Buea Governor's office is the logo of the golden jubilee.The logo is supported by 10 metal cylinders,representing the country's ten regions. The logo shows Cameroon 's cultural richness and diversity.
As President Biya, accompanied by wife Chantal Biya, was unveiling the monument he was treated to thunderous applause by the population that thronged the monument site.
President Paul BIYA said after the inauguration that the monument was in recognition of efforts by Cameroonians to live in peace and unity .