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Cameroon: UPC Constructs Monument in Memory of War Martyrs in Ekite
Category :- Culture & Society Author :- N Gelmin S 
Posted on September 14, 2020, 2:34 pm
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The Union of the People Cameroon (UPC) has erected a monument of Martyrs in Ekite, a village in the Edea 2 sub-division, Littoral Region of Cameroon.

Monument of matyrs of Ekite

The monument was inaugurated on Sunday September 13th, 2020 in honor of heroes of the fight for independence. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Cameroon’s People’s Democratic Movement Party, personal representative of the Head of State President Paul Biya.

Going back to history, on December 31st, 1956, more than 200 nationalists lost their lives to the fight with German colonial forces and were buried in a mass grave in that locality.

The monument is erected on the graves of these war heroes that contributed to the great history of the country by fighting for their conviction of a free and independent Cameroon.


This project was initiated by the leader of the UPC, Robert Bapooh Lipot who during the inauguration urged Cameroonians to draw a lesson from the historic figures. To him, they represent real models patriotism.

The inauguration ceremony was at the tail of week-long activities organized by the UPC political party in Ekite in loving memory of these heroes. In his address to the population, he therefore urged that Cameroonians should make use of their sacrifice by building a united and prosperous Cameroon.

UPC militants visit Ekite

Aside from this historic happening, there are other tragedies in Cameroon that have required the construction of monument as a symbol but which has never been fulfilled. A case is that of the plane crash in Mbanga Pongo.

In 2007, a Boeing 737-800 with 114 passengers onboard fell into densely forested swampland in Mbanga Pongo minutes after leaving Douala for Nairobi in torrential rain.

debriles of plane crash in mbanga pongo, littoral region of cameroon

“The airplane crashed after loss of control by the crew as a result of spatial disorientation … after a long slow roll during which no instrument scanning was done, and in the absence of external visual references in a dark night,” a report said.

Since then, the people of the locality are still waiting for the development that was hopped for in the area after this tragedy.

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