Today April 19, Minister of Sports and Physical Education (Minsep), Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, has inaugurated a fitness trail in Ngaoundéré, the regional capital of Adamaoua. The infrastructure was built after 36 months of work carried out by the Ministry of Defense (Mindef), through the Military Engineering service.
Built on 40 ha, the trail consists of a 2000-meter gravel track and several obstacles and shops installed along the track. Playgrounds (for team sports and children's activities), a police station, an infirmary, and a shopping area have also been built on this site dedicated to sports, relaxation, and leisure. With the commissioning of this infrastructure, Ngaoundéré becomes the fourth city to host a fitness trail in Cameroon, after Yaoundé (Centre), Douala (Littoral), and Bamenda (Northwest).
In a briefing note published on April 17, 2021, the Minsep informs that the fitness trail was gifted to Ngaoundéré by President Paul Biya to residents to combat the effects of sedentary lifestyle. In September 2018, while handing over the equipment of the Yaoundé fitness trail, Samuel Mvondo Ayolo, Director of the civil cabinet, had stated that the fitness trails were in line with the government’s unity and harmony ideal because for the President of the Republic, "sports is the cement of our national unity."