The Lom Pangar Dam has been popular in the past years since the Cameroon government awarded the mega electricity following the energy resources that were available at the site.
Since then, works have been advancing at the site and has made the site popular. Archeologists in their part have been working harder to ensure that they dig to know if more was around the site of construction other than the energy potentials. Their findings harvested fruits which exposed some archeological materials that can give beauty to the Cameroon history and Africa as a whole.
It was on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that the Electricity Development Corporation, EDC under the patronage of the Ministry of Arts and Culture organized an exhibition on the team “Lom Pangar, a Dam that illuminates the history of Cameroon and Africa”.
The event took place at the French Cultural Center in Yaounde in the presence of the director of the project, Andrien Towa, Michel Ndoh and Dr. Bienvenu Gouem Gouem all experts who were there to through more light to media men and participants.
“Today we have presented to the press the information related to the archeological research we have made in the Lom Pangar Dam. In the next ten days we will be presenting the results of our discoveries” said Andrien Towa, Director of the project.
This exhibition is said to be the outcome of the partnership between the Electricity Development Corporation, (EDC) French Development Agency (AFD) and “Groupement VABIO/WBC/HMS”. This was made possible in line with the programme to recover the archeological artifacts at the site of construction of the Lom Pangar Hydropower Dam.
“We were motivated to engage into this because we wanted to know many things in the Cameroon history. We also wanted to save the archeological remains found on the site” said Dr. Bienvenu Gouem Gouem an expert in the domain.
The yields for the research were excellent just as the partners had desired and will be resourceful and equally assets to be used at the National Museum of Cameroon.