The Mungo Bridge: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of a strong symbol of national unity

The Mungo river is what history has as the natural boundary between the two Cameroons during the colonial era.

It is therefore a strong symbol of national unity.

The bridge is one of the relics of Cameroon’s reunification and link between the Littoral to the South West region; the english Cameroon and french Cameroun.

The bridge which was first constructed in 1969 to facilitate transportion for peoples and goods partially collapse in the year 2004.

On the 18th of September 2005, the foundation stone was laid for a complete overhaul of the bridge. It took two years for the renovation work to complete for traffic to resume.

Around the bridge is therefore a melting pot of cultures.

Peoples from the two Cameroons live harmoniously.

They share the river bed and shores for fishing, canoe racing and traditional rituals.

More than fifty years after reunification, the people living around the Mungo bridge are good example of peaceful coexistence.

They demonstrate the firm desire of Cameroonians to live harmoniously and forge a common destiny inspite of the language difference.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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