Women in Cameroon are at the last stage of preparations ahead of the celebration of the 33rd edition of the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018.
Fashion designers have been burning the midnight candle to deliver the orders before midnight this 7th March 2018.
Sonita is one of such. She complains she is under much pressure to get the dresses stitched because many women brought in the fabrics very late.
Also, the complicated styles brought in by some of the women only slows down the pace of work.
Shoe vendors also welcome troops of women that obviously need to keep up with tomorrow’s competition.
The most visible sign of Women’s Day celebration is arguably in beauty shops.
Dozens need a special hair do and new additions on nails to look and feel special on a day when all agree it is a “no woman left behind”.
The celebration shall be highlighted by a grand march past in all administrative headquaters and villages.
In Yaounde, first Lady Chantal Biya shall preside at the 20th May Boulevard.
But the more interesting part shall be after the march past.
It is highlighted by dancing, winning and dinning, after all Women’s Day is also a day to make merry.
Within private and public institutions, canopies are being set up and halls decorated for the reception.
At the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, key organiser of the International Women’s Day event in Cameroon, there is much mobility as the organising committee holds last-minute meetings ahead of the 33rd Women’s Day.