Buea: Two Days Glooming Atmosphere

Flags rest at half-mast while citizens went about their businesses dressed in black.

From a distance, any person entering any public office in Buea last Friday, July 28, 2017 could easily tell that all was not well. First, all flags rested at half-mast while most workers were clothed in black. Before commencing work, most workers assembled in front of their offices and paid homage to the 34 soldiers who perished in a ship wreck in Debunsha near Limbe last July 16, 2017. Their prayers hinged on God to have compassion for the 34 souls and accommodate them in his bosom. As if to say the chariots of the gods on Mount Cameroon were equally in the mourning mood, the dull weather coupled with rain reinforced the glooming nature of the day. At the 21st Command and Support Battalion in Buea opposite the Reunification Monument, the soldiers in their routine morning assembly observed a minute of silence for their fallen colleagues. The Clerk Quarter commercial hub in Buea had business as usual but the population dressed in black cloths was low spirited. On Saturday at the Reunification Monument, Cameroon Tribune observed some couples and family members taking souvenir pictures. ...



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