Medals of honour have been awarded to members of the Cameroon contingent that was dispatched on a humanitarian mission to Equatorial Guinea.
The contingent consists of military and civilian personnel. Eight civilian personnel, principally staff of the CRTV and Cameroon Tribune received medals for the role in Cameroon’s humanitarian mission in Equatorial Guinea.
Their media coverage has propelled Cameroon’s image in the area of international humanitarian action and in strengthening bilateral ties with the neighbouring country.
The medals of Knight of the Cameroon Order of Valour and others were given by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo.
The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence also paid tribute to one of the members of the contingent who died during the operation from a COVID19 infection.
Dr. Lt. Colonel Osman Abba Waziri was part of the Cameroon medical team on Humanitarian mission to Equatorial Guinea.
The medals have been awarded on expectational basis following a series of decrees signed by the President of the Republic.
The team was in Bata, Equatorial Guinea following a fire incident that spanned over 15 kilometers of radius, many people died and several others were injured or rendered homeless.
The Cameroon delegation worked with professional and honour to the fatherland their obtaining the admiration and congratulations of the President of Equatorial Guinea.