National holiday and Radio Bozoum
On December 1st, in Central Africa, it is a national holiday: the anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic in 1958 is celebrated (Independence will arrive a little later, August 13th, 1960).
It is a heartfelt feast, characterized by moments of prayer (usually the day before), and, above all, by the great "defilé" (parade) in which schools and various entities (clubs, associations, etc.) participate.
During several mornings hundreds of students were busy preparing for the parade (which unfortunately resulted in the loss of numerous school days).
This year there were no religious celebrations (perhaps the authorities were afraid of hearing unpleasant words about the situation in the country, about corruption ...), but on Sunday morning, December 1st, everything was ready: the authorities were well taken care of under the new grandstand (built with the money that the Chinese companies had promised to build a school and 2 clinics).
At around 10 am the parade began, opened by the police, followed by the majorettes, and then hundreds of thousands of children, teenagers and young people from the various schools in the city.
A beautiful moment of celebration, which also served to forget, for a few moments, the difficulties of a country that is struggling to get out of a deep crisis.
At the party another event took place, that was very beautiful: the beginning of the broadcasts for the new Bozoum Radio!
Dreamed for years, after so many difficulties and a lot of work, in these past few days all the necessary devices have been installed thanks to the INTERNEWS NGO (and with the contribution of an Italian friend). MINUSCA (the United Nations Mission in Central Africa) financed the construction (which we have carried out in recent months).
On Saturday 7 December there will be the inauguration of "La Voix de Koyale" ("The Voice of the Koyale", which is a small river that runs through Bozoum).
The Radio broadcasts on 102.1 FM, and already has a Facebook page (fb.me/RadioBozoum), a logo and an email address (email@example.com).
|La delegazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Bozoum|
|Prove tecniche, Raio Bozoum|
Essais, Essais, Radio Bozoum