Cameroon: North West Youths Shun Separatists’ Threats to Participate In 11th February Celebrations

Youth Day celebration in NW Region

Governor Lele L’Afrique called on the boys still in the bushes to come out and embrace peace.

Youths and other important personalities in the North West Region, joined the entire nation to celebrate the 11th  February Youth Day in the Divisional and Regional headquarters.

Despite calls for a total lockdown by separatists, the 56th edition of the National Youth Day celebration in the Region went on hitch free though amid tight security. 

The chief Executive of the Region, Adolf Lele L’Afrique,congratulated the youth for an impressive turnout compared to the previous years. He called on the youths still in the bushes to join their peers at the DDR Centre so that together, a beautiful region and country will be built. 

 At the Bamenda ceremonial ground, a giant flag opened the march pass for primary, secondary and higher institutions.  Students from the University  of Bamenda and CENAJES Bamenda featured prominently. Five secondary schools and two primary schools in the city of Bamenda marched past. Among the schools that participated, GBHS Bamendankwe emerged as the overall best. 

Governor Lele recognized in a special way, the role played by GBHS Bamendankwe before and during the event. Other highlights included the recognition of some 21 youths who have distinguished themselves in various disciplines in the city. Governor Lele called on other youths to follow the example of the. The CPDM was the lone political party that participated. Workers of the delegation of Public Health were saluted for the great job they are doing to combat COVID-19 in the region. 

Ahead of the event, students and pupils of the various institutions participated in sporting competitions, exhibitions, singing and traditional displays. These activities were all geared to give the event the weight that it deserved.


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