The Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts (MINPMEESA) stamped a symbolic foot print in Limbe on the 27th of May 2014 with the double inaugural ceremony of the South West Handicraft Village and the Enterprises Creation Procedures Center (CFCE).
Limbe a city known for its hospitality was the center of attraction on the above date hosting a huge delegation from Yaoundé and other authorities of the region.
The minister during his inaugural speech of the handicraft village expressed satisfaction with the edifice which he described as “a gigantic architectural jewel”. According to him, this handicraft village is “a dream came true” for craftspeople of the region and a “promise” fulfilled by the Head of State, H.E. Paul BIYA.
It should be noted that this handicraft village is one amongst the six (6) already inaugurated in other regional headquarters across the country.
The handicraft village will have the task of:
Producing craft works;
Training craftspeople and craft organizations and
The exhibition of handicraft products.
In addition, the handicraft village will function under 5 sections:
The orientation, information and documentation section;
The training section,
The production section,
The section for promotion and marketing of handicraft products and
The administrative and financial section.
The minister did not hesitate to acknowledge the great economic impact craftspeople have on the Cameroonian economy. He assured them of better days ahead and encouraged the management committee and coordinators of the village to give their best.
The event ended with a lot of satisfaction from officials, craftspeople and inhabitants of the region present at the ceremony. Now officially opened, work can begin and the great potentials of Africa in miniature can be showcased.