Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cameroon: President Biya Inaugurates Cameroon's Reunification Monument in Buea

By Christopher Ambe
Distant view of Monument/ photo credit: Mbole Collins
Cameroon's Head of State and President, Paul Biya,  on Wednesday,February 19, in Buea unveiled and inaugurated  the 50th Anniversaries Monument  to commemorate the Reunification of Cameroon and the Independence.

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 Biya  reads  plaque on Reunification Monument (not totally seen here) /photo credit:PRC

President Paul BIYA said after the inauguration that the monument was in recognition of  efforts by Cameroonians to  live in peace and unity .

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