BY SIMON NDIVE KALLA
Limbe joined other parts of the country to celebrate the 53 edition of National Youth Day baptized ”Youth, Great opportunities and participation in the building of a peaceful, stable and Emergent Cameroon”.
The ceremony suffered a low turnout from the entire Limbe population at the Manga William avenue ceremonial ground. Although the ceremony took midst tight security deployment following earlier rumor of threat from separatist to disturb the occasion kept most Limbe City dwellers indoors for the fear of the unknown.
The population decided to scare away, leaving the grand stand below capacity, as well as the absent of onlookers to cheer the marchers, as it was the spirit back in the days before the advent of the crisis, which rocking the North West and South West Regions for over three years now.
It should be noted that, what kept most Limbe City dwellers indoors is due to the operation 10 day lockdown policy initiated by the interim government of the separatists fighters. Prelude to the Youth Day celebration, the SUN learned from a reliable source that,
Several youths involved in bike riding and motorcycles were arrested for joining separatist fighters to cause commotion on Thursday February 7 at Karata Junction Limbe II subdivision and were later freed.
At least six nursery schools, 8 primary schools seven secondary and high schools, one vocational training schools and Cameroon Youth Council, CNYC and the scout were all part of the civilian march pass. The ceremony was animated by the Limbe Municipal ban players. I
It should be noted that grandeur of the celebration was not felt as it used to be, the ceremony which started at 10:28 am ended at 10:51am.
The event was presided by the SDO for Fako Engamba Emmanuel Ledoux. The Youth Day parade was watched among other by Hon. Gladys Etombi, Member of Parliament for Fako East; Motanga Andrew Monjimba, Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, along with mayors and Divisional officers in Limbe.
The Youth Day celebration in Limbe was very timid and scanty. The lone political party that participated in the march-past was the ruling CPDM.