Youth Day 2020: Bamenda Launches Weeklong Activities in Pump and Fanfare

A traditional dance group performing during the launching

Activities leading up to the 54th Edition of the National Youth Day 2020 have been launched in Bamenda with schools and youth movements from all three subdivisions and the University of Bamenda taking part at the 5th Joint Military Region Up Station Bamenda.

Viang Mekala, Secretary General at the governor’s office setting in for the Governor praised the organizers, especially the head teachers and head of establishments for the massive turnout. He called on pupils, students and youths across the region to shun the lockdown and ghost towns and turn up to celebrate their citizenship. He promised that security forces will be there to protect all persons before during and after the celebration. The 54th edition of the Youth day he added will be celebrated on the back drop of the government’s quest for a permanent return of peace in the country.

The SG also affirmed that the seven administrative heads and the 34 sub-prefects of the region are in place and will preside over the youth day activities in their areas of jurisdiction.

Viang Mekala(L) SG NW Region launched the activities
pupils and students from all three subdivision in Bamenda took part
cross section of invited guests
municipal and administrative officials

Mr. Mekala went further to say Youth Day has been “commemorating and celebrating every year the victory and achievement of Cameroonian youths within the national triangle and in the diaspora in almost all fields, agriculture, livestock, blue economy, green economy, digital economy, fisheries, politics sports…”

Activities of the day included traditional dance performances, choral singing, exhibition and a football match pitting CENAJES Bamenda and mix selection of MINJEC staff.

The 2020 launch of week-long activities In Bamenda ahead of the youth day was the most attended since the start of the Anglophone crisis, an indication life is slowly regaining its steam in Bamenda. The 54th National Youth Day will be observed under the theme “youth, peace, decentralization and participation in local governance for a new Cameroon” It also saw the launch of the Youth Connekt, A UN inspired project in the Northwest to assist the youth benefit from a wide variety of projects and incentives

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