posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – February 15th, 2012
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, recently sponsored student scholarships in agriculture and natural resources management degrees in the Dominican Republic. This was done by Minister Nguema in his role as President of the Youth Federation of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea.
“The main goal of going to the Dominican Republic is to obtain higher education. Take advantage of this opportunity and bring back skills to help improve agriculture and natural resources management in the country,” said Minister Nguema.
In a recent meeting, Equatoguinean students expressed their willingness to take advantage of the scholarships and the chance to use their education and skills to fully engage in the development of Equatorial Guinea.
It is Minister Nguema’s goal to build the capacity of the native Equatorial Guinea population in agriculture and related fields. This will provide the nation with the opportunity for less reliance on outside foreign contractors.
During the next five years, 254 Equatoguinean students will travel to the Dominican Republic as a result of the scholarships sponsored by Minister Nguema.
About Equatorial GuineaThe Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com .