Tourist Attraction in Yaoundé: Monument de la Réunification
The Reunification Monument is located in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. It was built in the early 1970s to commemorate the reunification of Cameroon. The monument is erected between 1973 and 1976, the monument is in Yaoundé to immortalize the advent of French and English shrimp reunification in 1961. Former President of the United Republic of Cameroon, Ahmadou Ahidjo launches a national and international competition to make a representation of reunification. The monument of reunification is the work of the French Solomon, the Cameroonian sculptor Gedeon Mpando and the Jesuit father Engelbert Mveng. This work represents fifty-three tons of concrete and a height of about seven meters. The monument represents two serpents whose heads merge, symbol of the reunification of French Cameroons and British Cameroon on October 1, 1961. Then the unification of the Cameroon federated republics in the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972. The statue represents an old man carrying five children on both sides grabbing his body and waving the national torch, symbol of freedom. The elder illuminates the path of tradition to modernity, conveying the wisdom of the ancestral tradition to the new generations. Gideon Mpando wants to symbolize unity around the family: the old man represents the generation of Camaronans who fought for reunification. The children emphasize the equality of chances between girls and boys with a place of choice for the girl.