Closing Ceremony of the Fiftieth Anniversary of PAID from 11 to 15 May 2015


From 11to 15 May 2015, PAID organised events in Buea, Limbé and Yaoundé. The meeting of the Executive Committee followed by the 46 session of the Governing Council took place in Buea, a public conference took place in Limbé and an audience with the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD) and finally to a gala at the “Cercle Municipal” took place in Yaoundé ending the activities of the fiftieth anniversary of PAID.


The statutory meetings of PAID took place in Buea from 11 to 13 May 2015. The meeting between the Regional Directors and the Secretary General followed by the executive committee meeting took place on 11 May 2015. The opening ceremony of the 46th session of the Governing Council took place the 12 May 2015, with the participation of the Governor of the South-West Region. The meeting of the Governing Council effectively started in the afternoon and continued on 13 May 2015.

Later on, the whole PAID’s team went to Limbé for a public conference titled “The Challenges of Youth Employment in Africa: Strategies and Perspectives for a Concerted and Durable Development”, that took place at the Township Hall of Limbé from 4pm to 6pm that same day.

The conference brought together young leaders of associations, PAID’s officials and the Urban Council’s officials. Also present were: the Government Delegate of the Limvé Urban Council, a Deputy, Mayors of Limbé, advisers of the Urban Council , members of the Governing Council of PAID, Directors and staff of the Secretary General of PAID. Following the presentation of various projects for the fight against youth unemployment, the town of Limbé was chosen as the pilot city for one of the project.

The team (General Secretariat Staff, members of the Governing Council and Regional Directors) returned to Yaoundé on 15 May 2015. The evening of that same day the Secretary General organised a diner at his residence attended by the founding Father of PAID, the President of the Governing Council and other members of the Governing Council, Regional Directors and the staff of the General Secretariat. The diner process went through in a friendly atmosphere.

On 15 May 2015, a group of high ranking officials from PAID led by the President of the Governing Council met with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization under the personal request of the Prime Minister, Head of the Government of Cameroon.

Finally, a gala was organised to end the activities of the fiftieth anniversary of PAID on 15 May 2015 from 6pm at the Cercle Municipal in Yaoundé Township Hall. The gala was presided over by the Minister Delegate, direct representative of the Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development. Among the guests were also various diplomats and other high ranking members of international and national organisations

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