Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Equatorial Guinea’s Children Celebrate The Holidays

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry’s Annual Toy Distribution Signals the Start of the Season

In an annual ritual in preparation for the start of the holiday season, Equatorial Guinea’s (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) Minister of State for Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue will sponsor and distribute over 500,000 toys to the country’s children. The theme of this year’s toy distribution drive is “no child left without a toy.”

As Chairman and President of the PDGE Youth Federation, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue will also host two music concerts in the country’s largest capital cities, Malabo and Bata. The toy distribution will take place over the following days in every city and village across the island and continental territories.

The motivation for this joyous occasion is Minister Nguema Obiang affinity to the youth of the nation and his concern for their prosperous development at all ages.

Minister Nguema Obiang will visit Malabo on the 21st and 22nd of the month followed by a visit to Bata where he will personally distribute the gifts and provide a holiday message. He is also sscheudled to visit the provinces of Kie Ntem and Wele Nzas and the south central territory.

To close the holiday season, Minister Nguema Obiang will sponsor and host two music concerts New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day featuring some of the most well known music stars in Equatorial Guinea.

Earlier this year, Minister Nguema Obiang participated in a three-day special session of the first "Youth Congress," sponsored by the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea(PDGE) in the city of Bata, which drew attention to many challenges facing Equatorial Guinea's youth and formulated recommendations to address numerous areas, including access to low-income housing and higher education for the country's citizens. In addition, Minister Nguema Obiang Mangue, was unanimously elected president of the Youth Federation of the PDGE, Allied Youth Partnerships and Labor Affairs for his work in support of Equatorial Guinea's youth.