The organizers of the handing over ceremony did not want to rouse this unfortunate event.
On Monday, 8 May, the Samuel Eto’o Fils Pavilion in Douala was inaugurated. A donation from the Cameroonian international footballer who has offered a totally built and equipped hospital center also handed over to the State of Cameroon, in particular to the Laquintinie Hospital of Douala. This architectural jewel is the fruit of a project long ripened by the player whose goal is “to give smiles to children, my best victory“, says Samuel Eto’o Fils in his speech.
Nevertheless, an event will somewhat darken (muted) the colorful ceremony of last Monday. The case was not noisy and the organizers of the ceremony of retrocession of the Samuel Eto’o Fils pavilion did not wish to communicate on an unfortunate event. Indeed, according to the daily Le Messager on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, concordant sources have suggested that a good part of the equipment acquired from the United States would have been stolen. The same sources speak of the disappearance of nearly 1000 crutches, mattresses, beds and other important materials, flown as if by enchantment.
However, when the material was received by the top management of the Laquintinie hospital, everything was in place, says the newspaper. Yet, according to relatives of Samuel Eto’o Fils, the services of a guarding agency had been required to watch over the grain. For the time being, it is difficult to assess accurately the market value of the stolen equipment, as the muted investigation did not provide details.
Nevertheless, the act posed by the three times African best player was made honorary citizen in Douala, by the delegate of the Government to the Douala City Council, Dr Fritz Ntonè Ntonè. For André Mama Fouda, the Minister of Public Health “Samuel Eto’o carries a generation of Cameroonians today and tomorrow. It is a good example of partnership private sector- public sector that advocates the Head of State. Samuel Eto’o, undoubtedly is an example to follow“