By Stephen Njumbe Sako
The University of Buea is hosting the fifteenth Cameroon University Games, which kicked-off on May 5, 2012. While athletes slugged out their muscles in intensive competition amongst Cameroon’s nineteen universities and colleges of higher learning, proprietors of local businesses have been busy lining their pockets and smiling into local banks to augment their savings. The games village crammed with shops and grocery stalls has witnessed a twenty-four hour carnival atmosphere. Shops in the Molyko neighbourhood of Buea have kept late-night opening hours to cash on the business fair. Some business men and women have been boastful of their returns due to the high demand of their products. The university games are held once a year, rotating amongst competing institutions. The University of Buea have been proud hosts of the 2012 edition of the games. As a mark of its bullish enthusiasm, the university erected a giant size sculpted elephant on its campus to serve not only as the official mascot of the games, but also as a befitting monument to enshrine the occasion in the hearts and minds of its stakeholders.