The main Telecom Company in Cameroon, Camtel, has set another record in Buea during the 26th edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope.
Camtel has been contributing to the success of the annual athletic competition, this year, their participation was again unmatched.
The entire Molyko stadium, the rest of Buea and the towns of Limbe, Douala, Yaounde, Mutengene were all clad in the incumbent operator’s colours.
As official Sponsor, Camtel did not only provide logistics and resources for the event’s organisation.
It set aside a special prize dubbed the Special FAKO PRIZE for the first male and female athletes to reach the summit.
24-year-old Ali Muhamadou, from the North West region was the first to reach the summit of the mountain in the senior male category.
He actually arrived the summit and back in 4hours 30 minutes 49 seconds.
In the senior women’s category, the first athlete to reach the summit of the mountain was from Kenya, Jepkosegei Agness, who finally crossed the finish line on position number 3.
Each bagged a whopping FCFA 500.000.
The overall winner of the senior women’s category, was rather Kitan Mildred N., 25 years old. She covered the distance in 5 hours 20 minutes 17 seconds.
The Governor of the south West region, Bernard Okalia Bilai, was marvelled with the contribution of Camtel and the general organisation of the race of hope.
Talking to the press, he thanked the population of Buea for turning out in their numbers to grace the occassion.
On the sidelines of the Race, Madam the General Manager of Camtel, Judith Yah Sunday Epse Achidi, chose to extend the company’s corporate social responsibility to the Ex-combatants of the DDR Centre in Buea.
The material gifts comprised of matresses, bags of rice, laundry soap, vegetable oil, toiletteries and more.
Marvelled by the support which comes just a few months after a similar gesture in the Bamenda DDR Centre, beneficiaries said they lacked words to express their joy.
They prayed God to continue blessing the company and its General Manager to continue impacting the lives of the needy.
For the Corporate Communication and Public Relations Officer of Camtel, Benedict Ndinwa, peace is at the centre of the company’s activities.
“Camtel is committed to supporting efforts that can help restore sustainable peace in our beloved fatherland and help reignite the spirit of oneness, integration and national unity.” He noted.
It should be noted that last year, the Special FAKO PRIZE was won by Godlove Gabsibuin, in the senior men’s category and Flavious Therestra, in the senior women’s category.