The 51st Edition of the National day was celebrated in Buea under the distinguished patronage of H.E BENARD OKALIA BILAI, Governor of the South West Region. This year celebration was under the theme: Defense forces and the Cameroonian People, in harmony to safe guard peace and National Unity, Bedrock of a strong and prosperous Cameroon.
All Administrative; the mayor of Buea Municipality: DAVID MAFANI NAMANGE ESQ, Religious, Traditional and Political heads of the Region were present at the Independent Square (Bongo Square), amongst some of the highlights of the occasion was the award of medals to some meritorious patriots as a symbol of recognition for services rendered to the Nation.
Followed by a colorful march past led the military in all various corps of the armed forces, in a display of their elegant personnel and the formidable machineries. The civilian march past which had an innovation this year with a special square from the youths from the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education demonstrating the multi-culturalism of Cameroon yet beautifying her unity. Primary school, Secondary schools, professional schools, Universities and other higher institutions deed made the day more colorful. Political parties and others association were not left out, as well as the National Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration Committee South West Regional Center, for it was a day to showcase their readiness in the safe guard of peace and National Unity.
The day ended on a mood of celebration.