The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education in conjunction with Roger Milla, have organised a special evening to raise funds and award talents.
The ceremony at the Youth Village planted at the esplanade of the National Museum in Yaounde was organised to encourage Cameroonians contribute to support over 250 illegal migrants who have returned to Cameroon from Libya.
Five Ministers: Minister of Culture, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou, Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Minister of Higher Education, Prof Jacques Fame Ndongo and Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim, were present on the occasion alongside the flag-bearer of the fundraising, Roving Ambassador, Roger Milla.
Some youths who have distinguished themselves in various domains received prizes in business challenge, volunteerism and excellence.
Three youth supervisory structures were also awarded on the occasion.
Grateful Eyong Etta, one of the recipients says the project that projected her was in the area of health. “I developed an application, an intelligence system to help detect and prevent respiratory diseases,” she explains.
A documentary on the dangers of human trafficking was projected to dissuade the youth from illegal migration.
Two Cameroonian returnees from Libya gave eye witness accounts of the horror in Libya. Their accounts set the pace for the fundraising.
The fundraising that targets 500 million CFAF is brainchild of Cameroon’s Roving Ambassador and football icon, Roger Milla.
A bank account number was communicated and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education employed to continue the collection.
During the evening, Cameroon’s rich culture through traditional dances from the four cultural zones; the Sawa, Grassfields, Fang Beti and Sudano-Sahelien was put on display.
The Monastery Mass Choir and the Unity Choir provided a Gospel touch to the special evening.
Cameroonian artists including Xenade Brenda, Richard King, Denise Naafa, Ko-C and Koppo were also present.