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Limbe to host Female Canoe race during South West Cultural Festival

26 September 2017 No Comment

RD-MINAC SW Ngobisalaka Mayor Duncan and Chief Dr. Ekoka Molindo-during preparatory meeting in Limbe

By Solomon Agborem
The Seaside City of Limbe in the South West Region of Cameroon will on December 9, 2017 host the first ever Female Canoe Race organized within the framework of the 2nd Edition of the South West Cultural Festival.
This innovation among others such as a swimming competition was presented during a preparatory meeting in Limbe chaired by the Regional Delegate of Arts and Culture, Grace Ngobisalaka alongside the Mayor of Limbe II Duncan Molindo and the President of the Limbe Chiefs Sub Divisional Conference Chief Dr. Ekoka Molindo.
Speaking at the meeting,the Regional Delegate of Arts and Culture for the South West said the event shall be hosted in two towns in Fako Division notably Limbe and Buea. She went on thatLimbe will project and showcase activities of the coastal people including traditional practices which are almost extinct.The stakeholders were also informed that other communities are already interested in the Female Canoe Race as women in Kribi, Tiko, Barombi and Douala are brazing up.
On their part,the Lord Mayor of Limbe II and the President of the Limbe Chiefs Conference Duncan Molindo and Chief Dr. Ekoka Molindo respectively urged all present at the preparatory meeting to give4 their utmost best for the event to succeed.They were upbeat that Fako will not fail the organizing committee as the Female canoe race shall be the kicker to the cultural jamboree.
It should be noted the 2nd Edition of the South West Cultural Festival shall run from 9th -16th of December 2017 in Buea the Regional capital of the SW Region.The 1st Edition was organized in Kumba in 2015 and recorded a resounding success. In Kumba more than 20 traditional dances that had never been performed for decades came alive.
The concept of the South West Cultural Festival is to assist Traditional rulers and villages to revive their culture and tradition for posterity.

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