Friday, December 4, 2009

MINCULT receives Chinese equipment

Sino-Cameroon relations, MINCULT receives Chinese equipment worth 15 million FCAF. The Chinese government has once more proven the fruitfulness of the relations that exists between China and Cameroon by donating some equipment worth 15 million Francs CFA to the Cameroon ministry of Culture.

The stock of equipment comprising of computers, numeric photocopy machines, a projector equalisers and mixers were handed over to the minister of culture recently in Yaounde by the Chinese ambassador to Cameroon HE Huang Changquing.

Handing over the musical equipment to the culture boss, the Chinese ambassador to Cameroon Huang Changquing re-affirmed that he is not going to leave any stone unturned in enhancing the relations that exist between the country of Paul Biya and that of Hu Jintao especially in the cultural sector given that the two countries are geographically far but culturally related.

Ambassador Huang Changquing also announced the visit of a Chinese artistic cultural group to Cameroon in the days ahead. When the group will arrive in the country the ambassador revealed, they will perform in the towns of Douala and Yaounde with the National ballet of Cameroon.

Speaking during the reception, the Cameroon’s minister of culture Ama Tutu Muna expressed words of gratitude to the Chinese government through the diplomat. The culture minister promised the Chinese diplomat that the equipment will be used properly and for the purpose for which it is designed for.

Minister Ama Tutu Muna was very optimistic that the equipment from the Chinese government is going to develop the cultural sector of Cameroon in the phase of modernity. Thus she described the donation as timely. She called on beneficiaries (artists) especially the national ballet to who will be using the equipment to make good use of it in order to develop in to modernisation.

The ceremony was graced with traditional music from Cameroon that thrilled onlookers especially the Chinese diplomat and his entourage. Amongst the dance groups present were the National ballet of Cameroon, Mankossou, etc.

By NDI Eugene NDI

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