Achidi Achu Foundation: Foster peace initiative through football

The municipal stadium in Santa, Mezam division, hosted on August 28, 2022, the grand final of the holiday football tournament dubbed "Achidi Achu Foundation football". 

This competition was organized by the Simon Achidi Achu Foundation. A football tournament which brought together eight teams in two subgroups, ended last Sunday in Santa with the victory of Sparktacus football club over Starligth FC. 

The finale was chaired by Achidi Jude, son of the late former Prime Minister Simon Achidi Achu, played for 90 minutes and ended in the score; 4 goals to 1 in favor of Sparktacus. 

This football tournament in Santa was organized by the foundation, in memory of the illustrious deceased, to bring together sons and daughters of Santa sub division.

The competition which lasted for  almost a month and a half did not just focused on the games, but discussed works, actions of the late Simon Achidi Achu. The football matches was aimed at achieving objectives that go beyond the practice of sport, but also to contribute in promoting social integration, reducing social and gender-based violence, enhancing a educational activity and to strengthen ties between Cameroonians. 

Several prizes were given to the teams as well as to the participants at the end of this final, to encourage bonding, cheer the audience, participants in the tournament while fostering the spirit of unity. 

Achidi Achu Foundation

Created on Saturday July 09, 2022, in the presence of Peter Mafany Musonge and Philémon Yang, two former PMs, the Simon Achidi Achu Foundation was launched with the participation of several religious, governmental, parliamentary and traditional personalities. 

Above all, it was an opportunity for the Achidi family to present not only the foundation that bears the name of one of the great figures in the history of Cameroon, but also the various members who compose it. 

It is indeed a cell that represents the legacy of the man who died on May 4, 2021. Its main purpose is to continue the good works of the former Prime Minister while honoring his memory as a major peacemaker. 

The foundation will be active in areas of promoting peace values,  educational support for children of all ages, the promotion of agriculture, development, assistance and empowerment of people especially the vulnerable.

This foundation has a website for the enhancement and promotion of the perpetual activities undertaken during the lifetime of Ex PM. 

"It's about us thanking God for the life of our hero Simon Achidi Achu and we want to make sure he is not forgotten. We have a duty to ensure that his legacy endures”, President of the Foundation Judith Yah Sunday Achidi, wife of the illustrious deceased. 

At a time when Cameroon is active in the fight against secession, this foundation presents itself as a favorable weapon for the return of peace in the North-West and South-West regions. 

A necessary challenge if we stick to the tributes paid during this ceremony. For having actively contributed to the maintenance of peace (through his actions and his positions), during the troubles that occurred in Cameroon in 1991, the former Prime Minister was praised by the Minister of Vocational Training Issa Tchiroma Bakary and Philémon Yang who believe the foundation materializes all that he has done and what he could not do.

“Simon Achidi Achu has constantly made efforts to succeed and he has always had the right attitude. I commend him for making great efforts all the time and adopting the right attitude whenever a situation arose".

A gala dinner punctuated the finals of the football tournament, of the foundation drawing the football tournament to a close. 

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