December 22nd ,
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Head of Defense and State Security, has expanded the national zinc sheet distribution to the island of Annobon.
This government-led initiative aims to improve living conditions for impoverished families throughout the nation by donating zinc sheets to replace the nipa roofs on rural houses.
“The zinc roof campaign is part of the government’s efforts to improve the living conditions of our country,” said Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. “We will continue to work on other social projects such as building schools in these rural areas and providing access to drinking water installations.”
The zinc roof campaign has broadly covered the continental areas of the country and the island of Bioko, and is now in its third phase with the expansion into the remote island of Annobon. Thousands of zinc sheets have been donated and other services provided to improve health, education and sanitation.
The Second Vice President has spearheaded the campaign and the implementation of the various social projects that have accompanied it. The public-private initiative is carried out with support from international oil companies and is part of the government’s efforts to improve living conditionsand generally raise the standard of living, especially in rural areas.
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May 21st ,
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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched a project to replace improve traditional housing by installing zinc roofs on more than 30,000 houses. Roughly 100,000 Equatorial Guineans will benefit from zinc roofs, which will replace traditional roofs made of the fronds of the nipa palm.
This project for Equatorial Guinea compliments MAECI Roofing Project that was launched in 2010. MAECI constructed a sheet metal roofing facility in the city of Bata. This plant is an additional source of roofing materials for the country.
The project, which arose as a result of a survey carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, under Minister Teodoro Nguema Obiang, is aimed at upgrading homes in rural areas and will be carried out throughout the national territory.
Zinc roofs last longer than nipa roofs and allow better protection from the elements. Nipa roofs also can harbor rats, insects, and other vermin and can pose a health hazard to residents, particularly children.
“This is an important project that will quickly improve the standard of living in rural areas,” said Minister Nguema. “Through efforts like these, Equatorial Guinea is rapidly developing its infrastructure. Improving health and opportunity in rural areas is a top priority for the Ministry of Agriculture. We hope this will serve as an example for other countries to follow.
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May 15th ,
May 15th, 2011
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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) new farm project in Oveng is producing results as tomato and egg plant is being harvested in Equatorial Guinea. The farm project in Oveng is the next phase of the initial farm project initiated by MAECI. The original project is located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea. MAECI signed a contract with the government last year, to develop farming operations in 9 sections of the country. This contract was signed by Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam PhD, President of MAECI. See video of signing ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcHWrhQx_Yk
The Oveng farm is maintained by 25 – 30 members of the surrounding villages. Once the tomatoes and eggplant are picked and bagged or boxed, they are delivered to the local market.
As stated by MAECI Vice President Christopher J. Massaro, The farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato and eggplant per year
According to MAECI Vice President Christopher J. Massaro, The farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato and eggplant per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and eliminate imports from surrounding regions.
The tomato output will be sold as fresh produce, as well as being processed into canned tomato products. MAECI will be responsible for managing the processing facility.
Oveng project is part of contract signed by MAECI President Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam PhD,
The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers. Everything produced on the farm is either sold into the market as fresh produce or processed, and by-products are used for fertilizer or feed for animal farms. In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process will be cut into planks for construction on buildings on the property, or sold in the market. The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project. The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market. The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.
MAECI’s goal is to strike a balance between man power and technology in a developing country, importing state-of-the-art farming equipment from the United States of America, but offering significant employment opportunities the population of the communities where the farms are located.
This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE.
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