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Cameroon: Lewoh Cultural Festival raises 7.5 million FCFA

The traditional rulers and notables from the Lebialem constituency in the South West region of Cameroon recently staged the thrilling dance steps of the "alungacha" to immortalize the explosive Lewoh cultural festival. The 2016 edition of the Lewoh cultural festival was heavily attended by the local elite and those from diaspora. It recorded a mammoth crowd including friends of the Fon of Lewoh, special invitees, tourists and hundreds of people from neighboring villages. Promoting the Lewoh culture and initiating youths into the traditions of the land was the main objective of the festival that comes up every two years. 

The festival was also an occasion to mobilize support for a self reliant project worth some 150 million FCFA intended to construct a Lewoh multipurpose cultural center. Cameroon Concord understands the structure will host a library, traditional museum, a conference hall and offices. Administrative authorities who were present during the feast lauded the initiative and promised continues government support to the promotion of indigenous cultures of Cameroon.

Different speakers at the event saluted the availability of portable water, electricity among other essential necessities provided through the joint efforts of the population and the Lewoh Cultural Development Association. The people of Lewoh however called on the CPDM government to support their initiative to bring development in Lewoh. At the end of the outstanding cultural display, over 7.5 million FCFA was raised.


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