Bamenda II Organizes Sports For Unity

Mayor and deputy with some competitors
   The Bamenda II council is organizing a three day outdoor sporting competition aimed at uniting the youths and elites in the face of common challenges. The event that started on Friday May 22 to end on Sunday the 23rd was launched by the Mayor Peter  Chenwi, at Ayaba Hotel.

“Youths and Elites Uniting for a common Vision and a Fight against COVID-19” is the theme retained for the event.

The event was launched with swimming and lawn Tennis competitions at the Ayaba tennis court and swimming pool. The sports event will also include a marathon. All sporting activities will involve different categories.

According to Mayor Peter Chenwi, “there is no need carrying on with infrastructural development without uniting the municipality”.

Mr. Chenwi said since taking over office, there have been many challenges. Calm he added is gradually returning to his municipality thanks to the collaboration of the media.

We cannot go ahead constructing schools, bridges, building when we are not physically fit and united in purpose he added.

Sporting activities in Bamenda II municipality have been relegated to the rear due to the ongoing socio- political crisis and the covid-19 pandemic. The NW region like the rest of the country is greatly affected.

To the mayor, sports could be the best tool to unite the people of his municipality in the face of such crisis. Th sports event is the first of its kind to be organized by the Bamenda II council since it’s creation in 2007.

The event ends on Sunday with a cross country race from the Commercial Avenue to the Military Monument at up station and back to Ayaba Hotel. It will covere an approximate distance of 25km. Prizes will be awarded to the best three in each sports and category.

By Bathsheba Everdine

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