Sarah Liengu Etongue, seven time winner of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope has finally been handed the keys to her newly built house.
The Queen of the Mountain was promised a house some years ago in recognition of her prowess in running the race.
Today, February 14, the four bed room flat built to the tune of FCFA 16 million was officially handed to her by the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, Adoum Garoua.
Emmanuel Motomby Mbome, President of the Cameroon Athletics Federation said the project was realised within a period of about a month and hailed the contractor for his honesty and job well done.
“Sarah has done a lot for Cameroon, and we want to see Cameroonian sports men and women like her encouraged”, he said.
Francis Bongue, Marketing Director for Guinness Cameroon stated that the sponsor helped to realise the project conceived eight years ago as support the community.
The innovation, he said was in the value of the price, the first man and woman would get 10million and 5million for the second an initiative for the race to become competivie.
To him, the race this year is attractive to the international athletes from Japan, USA, Rwanda, Kenya and Eritrea, the first time in years.
Our ambition is to attract more athletes from other countries for the race become part of the international Olympic calendar.
The race which is challenging and exciting with lots of fun,is to promote sports but also to celebrate life.