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Inauguration of Moca’s CANIGE

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – November 20th, 2013

In addition to Malabo, the capital of the country and recently the district of Nsok Nsomo in the Continental Region, this weekend the municipality of Moca became the third town in the nation that has a preschool center of the Equatorial Guinean Child Support Committee (CANIGE).

In order to proceed with the opening of the educational complex, the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and First Lady of the Nation, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, who is also the Honorary President of the non-governmental institution, travelled this last weekend to the province of Bioko Sur Province. Once in Moca, they were received by the national authorities and local population that attended the opening. The town’s mayor, Jose-Antonio Fernandez Menendez, began the speeches, who was followed by the presentation of the technical report by the heads of the Chinese construction company responsible for building the school.

-“If education is expensive, ignorance is even more so,” these were some of the words of the Second Deputy Prime Minister for the Social Sector and Minister of Education and Science, Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang, who also expressed his willingness to support all educational initiatives undertaken by the CANIGE, since its objectives are eminently social.

Cultural events performed by the students were also presented before the speech made by the wife of the Head of State in her capacity as Honorary President of the committee. Also, the President repeated once again that “it is better to have a cultured people than a rich nation.”

After the priestly blessing, the ribbon was cut for the opening of the complex that was also visited by the national authorities. The work, funded entirely by Constancia Mangue de Obiang, with a cost of approximately 265 million CFA francs.