Cameroon’s Prime Minister Philemon Yang has launched the first ever National festival of heritage and music.
While opening the festival at the National museum in Yaounde which brought together participations from over 500 cultural groups and artists from the four cultural zones of Cameroon, Prime Minister Yang urged Cameroonians to build unity from the country’s diverse culture.
He commended the various presentations from four cultural zones of Cameroon; Sudano-sahelian, Sawa, Fang Beti and Western Grass fields during the opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, Arts and Culture Minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi described the festival as veritable image of Cameroon’s image. He said the country’s heritage is an asset for integration and development.
During the launch, cultural groups from the Minawao refugee camp and other African countries which have experienced ethnic conflicts like Nigeria, Central African Republic, Rwanda were present.