Cameroon - 20 May 2017: Official Programme of the 45th edition of the national day

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Paul et Chantal Biya lors d'une parade au défilé du 20 mai Archives
The head of state, Paul Biya, will preside over the military parade and the civil parade on the Boulevard of May 20 in Yaounde.

FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017

11.00 a.m. - Air show.

- Dropping of paratroopers at the Air Base.

6.00 p.m. - Beginning of torchlight procession.

8.00 p.m. - End of torchlight procession and dispersal of participants.

ITINERARIES OF TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION

1 - Yaounde 1 Subdivision

Assembly Point: Government School Etoudi.

Itinerarv: Government School Etoudi - Noah Junction - Dody Junction - Manguiers Chapel - Escale Junction - MRS Filling Station Elig-Edzoa - Nouvelle Route Etoa-Meki - Boulangerie Sélecte - Mahima Il Supermarket - Elig-Essono Junction- Pharmacie de L’Intendance Junction - Montée Ane Rouge - Royal Hotel - Bricolux - Directorate General of Taxation -Pharmacie du Soleil.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

2 - Yaounde Il Subdivision

Assembly Point: Tsinga Subdivisional Office Esplanade.

Itinerary: Tsinga Subdivisional Office Esplanade - Nkomkana - Madagascar Traffic signal - Madagascar Market - Nana Tchakounte Street - Niki Mokolo - Mokolo Fire Brigade - Soya Junction - Total Briqueterie - Multi-purpose Sports Complex Warda - AMACAM.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

3 . Yaounde III Subdivision

Assembly Point: Efoulan Subdivisional Office Esplanade.

Itinerary: Efoulan Subdivisional Office Esplanade - Obobogo Junction - Nsam Junction - Garanti Express - SCDP - Dakar Junction - Trois Statues Junction - Olezoa - Prestige Hotel - Voirie Municipale - ENEO Main Branch - Post Office Savings Bank - National Museum Junction - Administrative Centre Government School.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

4 - Yaounde IV Subdivision

Assembly Point: Kondengui Subdivisional Office Esplanade.

Itinerary: Kondengui Subdivisional Office Esplanade - Oilibya Kondengui - Central Prison - 1st Junction Emombo - Belibi Junction - Anguissa Junction - IPTEC Junction - Nkolndongo Police Station - Mvog-Mbi Junction - Boulangerie Acropole - Former Mbalmayo Motor Park.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

5 - Yaounde V Subdivision

Assembly Point: Omnisports Stadium Esplanade (Presidential Stand Entrance).

Itinerary: Omnisports Stadium Esplanade - Oilibya Omnisports Junction - Government Bilingual High School Essos - Hôtel du Plateau Junction - Oilibya Essos - Germaine Avenue Junction - Institut Samba - Collège Montesquieu - SNI.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

6 - Yaounde VI Subdivision

Assembly Point: Biyem-Assi Subdivisional Office Esplanade

Itinerary: Biyem-Assi Subdivisronal Office Esplanade - Acacias Junction - Biyem-Assi SIC Government Primary School - Biyem-Assi Junction - Obili Junction - Total Melen - CHU - EMIA Junction - Secretariat of State for Defence (National Gendarmerie) - Ministry of Secondary Education - Immeuble Rose - Prime Minister’s Office.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

7 - Yaounde VII Subdivision

Assembly Point: Nkolbisson Subdivisional Office Esplanade.

Itinerary: Nkolbisson Subdivisional Office Esplanade - Oyomabang Market - MATGENIE Junction - Tradex Nkolbikok - Former Douala Motor Park - Lissouk Junction - Hygiène Mobile - Ministry of Secondary Education - Prime Minister’s Office.

Dispersal: Central Post Office Roundabout.

SATURDAY, 20 MAY 2017

MORNING:

6.00 a.m. - Religious Services.

MARCH PAST AT THE 20TH MAY BOULEVARD

7.00 a.m. - Assembly of troops and paraders.

7.45 a.m. - Arrival of guests.

8.30 a.m. - Arrival of Generals and Chiefs of Staff.

8.40 a.m. - Arrival of Armed Forces Chief of Staff.

8.55 a.m. - Arrival of CPDM Central Committee Members residing in Yaounde and Leaders of Political Parties represented in the National Assembly and in the Senate.

9.05 a.m. - Arrival of Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Representatives of International Organizations and Special Guests.

9.10 a.m. - Arrival of Members of Government.

9.25 a.m. - Arrival of the Minister Delegate at the Presidency j in charge of Defence.

9.30 a.m. - Arrival of the First President of the Supreme Court, the Procureur General of the Supreme Court and Members of the said Court.

9.35 a.m. - Arrival of the Chairman and Bureau Members of the Economic and Social Council.

9.40 a.m. - Arrival of the Prime Minister, Head of Government.

9.45 a.m. - Arrival of the President and Bureau Members of the National Assembly.

9.50 a.m. - Arrival of the President and Bureau Members of the Senate.

- End of arrival of personalities at the 20th May Boulevard.

10.00 a.m. - Arrival of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cameroon, Head of State.

- Welcome by the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence.

- Military honours.

- Installation of the Head of State in the Presidential Stand.

10.15 a.m. - Beginning of march past.

12.15 p.m. - End of ceremonies at the 20th May Boulevard.

- His Excellency the President of the Republic returns to Unity Palace.

Order of Departure of Personalities

- His Excellency the President of the Republic.

- The President and Bureau Members of the Senate.

- The President and Bureau Members of the National Assembly.

- The Prime Minister, Head of Government.

- The Chairman and Bureau Members of the Economic and Social Council.

- The First President of the Supreme Court, the Procureur General of the Supreme Court and Members of the said Court.

- Special Guests.

- The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence.

- Members of Government.

- Members of the Diplomatic Corps.

- CPDM Central Committee Members residing in Yaounde and Leaders of Political Parties represented in the National Assembly and in the Senate.

- Generals.

 

EVENING : RECEPTION AT UNITY PALACE OFFERED BY H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC AND MRS CHANTAL BIYA

(BY INVITATION)

4.00 p.m. - Opening of the gates of Unity Palace.

- State Protocol welcomes guests.

6.15 p.m.    - Latest time of arrival of guests.

6.30 p.m.    - Closing of the gates of Unity Palace.

6.40 p.m.    - Beginning of reception.

    - Opening of the buffets.

8.30 p.m.    - End of reception.

After reception - Fireworks display.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

MARCH PAST AT THE 20TH MAY BOULEVARD

  1. Attire:

- Gentlemen: Dark suit or traditional ceremonial.

- Ladies:     Skirt suit, formal dress or traditional ceremonial.

  1. Access Cards

There shall be three kinds of cards:

  • VIP Stand:

- White Cards.

- Latest time of arrival: see programme for the time of arrival of personalities.

  • Stand A:

- Yellow Cards.

- Latest time of arrival: 7.45 a.m .

  • Stand B :

- Blue Cards.

- Latest time of arrival: 7.45 a.m.

Access cards to the stands are personal and non-transferable.

They must be presented at the various checkpoints set up at the 20th May Boulevard.

 

  1. Passes for vehicles

There shall be eleven kinds of passes allowing access to

specific parking areas on the ceremonial grounds:

  • MG (white colour):

- Members of Government.

  • BS (white colour):

- Bureau Members of the Senate.

  • BAN (white colour):

- Bureau Members of the National Assembly.

  • BCES (white colour):

- Bureau Members of the Economic and Social Council.

  • CS (white colour):

- Members of the Supreme Court.

  • CMD (white colour):

- Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps and

Representatives of International Organizations.

  • CC-RDPC (white colour):

- CPDM Central Committee Members.

  • PP/AN-S (white colour):

- Leaders of Political Parties represented in the National Assembly and in the Senate.

  • SPECIAL PRC (red colour):

- Staff of the Presidency of the Republic and Special Guests.

  • PARKING ANNEXES (yellow colour):

- Other Guests .

  • ORGANIZATION (pink colour) - Technical Services.
  1. Parking at the 20th May Boulevard

Ten parking lots numbered 1 to 10 have been provided at the 20th May Boulevard. These parking lots shall be open to vehicles of personalities in the following order:

I - VIP PARKING AREAS

Parking N°. 1     - The President and Bureau Members of the

Senate - The President and Bureau Members of the National Assembly - The Prime Minister, Head of Government.

Parking N°. 2     - The Chairman and Bureau Members of the Economic and Social Council.

 Parking N°. 3     - The First President and Members of the

Supreme Court.

Parking N°. 4 - Special Guests.

Parking N°. 5 - Members of Government.

Parking N°. 6 - Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Representatives of International Organizations and Consuls.

Parking N°, 7     - CPDM Central Committee Members,

Leaders of Political Parties represented in the National Assembly and in the Senate.

Parking N°. 8     - Senior Officials of the Presidency of the Republic.

Parking N°. 9     - Generals and Chiefs of Staff.

Il - ANNEX PARKING AREAS

Parking N°. 10     Other personalities with vehicles bearing «PARKINGS ANNEXES» passes.

RECEPTION AT UNITY PALACE

  1. Attire: - Gentlemen: Dark suit or traditional ceremonial.

        - Ladies:     Skirt suit, formal dress or traditional ceremonial.

  1. Invitation Cards: They are personal and non-transferable.

They shall be presented at the entrance to Unity Palace and where necessary in the Banquet Hall.

Bearers of beige-coloured invitation cards shall have access to the Banquet Hall; bearers of green-coloured cards shall have access to the garden.

  1. Parking Lots: There are two public parking lots at the esplanade of Unity Palace and two parking lots inside Unity Palace.

Outside the Palace:

(a) “Est” parking lot reserved for guests with «PARKING Est” passes (green).

* Guests with these passes, who have a driver, are authorized to go into Unity Palace by car. The driver shall drop them off and return to the parking lot corresponding to his pass outside the Palace.

(b) «Ouest» parking lot

* Guests with «PARKING OUEST» passes (blue), shall park their vehicles at the Esplanade. In case of good weather, they shall have access to the Palace on foot. In the event of rainfall, buses shall ferry guests from the Esplanade to Unity Palace.

Inside the Palace:

(a) the «ABORDS DES FONTAINES» parking lot

* The «ABORDS DES FONTAINES» parking lot is situated in the main yard of Unity Palace, in the area around the fountain. This parking lot is reserved for vehicles of the following VIPS with purple passes:

The President of the Senate; the President of the National Assembly; the Prime Minister, Head of Government; the Chairman of the Economic and Social Council; the First President of the Supreme Court and the Procureur General of the said Court; the Minister, Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic; and the Minister, Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic.

«ADMINISTRATIONS A and B» parking lots

«ADMINISTRATIONS A and B» parking lots shall be reserved for officials of the Presidency of the Republic with the orange pass.

N.B. Passes shall be pasted on the windshield of the vehicle for easy identification and ushering of guests.

- Mobile phones are not allowed within the premises of Unity Palace.

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