Monday, October 14, 2013

Equatorial Guinea Takes Significant Strides in Developing Country's Infrastructure

In anticipation of National Independence Day October 12, President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea oversaw the inauguration of three major works on Thursday, October 10, including the new headquarters for the Ministry of Finance and Information. 

First Lady Constancia Mangue de Obiang accompanied President Obiang at the inauguration, along with several other government officials including Vice President Ignacio Milam Tang and Second Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

In addition to the Ministry of Finance building, which was built by the Chinese company Dailian, the President also inaugurated a new building for the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) in Malabo II. The new Secretary-General, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, welcomed the President at the opening ceremony and thanked him for his support in promoting development throughout the nation.

The President’s dedication to development was later showcased at the third inauguration that day for the boardwalk – a significant addition that will benefit all Equatoguineans, according to the President. “The boardwalk”, he said, “is a reflection of the country’s progress in industrialization, for all of the elements used were of local origin.”

President Obiang has taken great strides to improve national development and promote growth, which can be seen through these projects as well as future ones including the new headquarters for the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, based in Mongomo.

The new building will incorporate the National School of Electricity of Equatorial Guinea (ENEGE), created in 2011 to provide training for national electrical technicians who would replace expatriate specialists throughout the country. By providing a new school building in conjunction with the new Ministry of Mines headquarters, the Government is showing its commitment to become an emerging country by 2020 – its ultimate goal.