The 5th edition of the Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), has opened in Limbe, South West region of Cameroon.
The cultural jamboree to run for one week, will showcase the rich cultural endowments of the 10 Regions of Cameroon, including that of neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Togo, Benin and Ghana, who are all resident in Limbe.
Welcoming the large crowd who had come to witness the event, Andrew Motanga Monjimba, Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council and architect of FESTAC, asserted that Limbe, the town of friendship, has metamorphosed into a melting pot of cultures and that the Festival was an expression of the rich cultural heritage of not only Cameroon, but Africa at large.
The Limbe Government Delegate expressed gratitude to SONARA, CDC, Dangote Cement and the Limbe populace for the enormous support they have given to the Festival to make it flourish over the years.
“The Limbe FESTAC is gradually attracting the Central African Region. We call on Government Ministries to insert the Festival in its budget for subsequent years,” Motanga appealed.
This year’s edition of FESTAC coincided with the celebration of the 160th anniversary of the founding of Victoria, today called Limbe. The town was founded in 1958 by Alfred Saker, who later named it Limbe.