The South West regional capital, Buea is a city built on the foot of Mount Cameroon.
The active mountain that periodically erupts produced volcanic soil that is fertile and good for agriculture.
The fresh climate also makes the region suitable for the cultivation of various species of plants.
The region host a number of plantations including, rubber, oil palm and Banana. The plantations for the most part are under the control of the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC which is one of the biggest Employers in the country only next to the public service.
In the last three years, the city of hospitality has been hit hard by separatist violence that has negatively affected life in the region.
Economic activities, farm work and social activities have slowed down.
Some hot spots like molyko, mile 16 now close as early as 6pm.
The population of the region have through different groups expressed their wish for the crisis to end.
Through placards, peace plants and cries by women’s groups, the population expressed their desires for a quick return to peace and serenity.