posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 23, 2015
The good health of the PDGE on the island became apparent when the auditorium of San Antonio de Palea was completely filled with militants who came to receive Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro and the delegation that these days tours the country in the 2015 Tour. Everyone applauded the Founding President’s decision, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to encourage base cells for their dedication, despite the current recession.
The authorities of the island came to meet the Secretary General of the PDGE, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, and other components of the 2015 Tour, which arrived on Monday, April 20, at the airport in San Antonio de Palea, on the Island of Annobon.
The representative of the president of the district council in the town summarized the current situation in the area, adding that the PDGE is the only party with roots in the island, which ensures and explains the situation of peace prevailing in the region. He also listed the main needs that the district has at present, such as the construction of the headquarters of the PDGE; improvements in water supply; finishing electrification; the construction of a supplier for the supply of fuel; a branch of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea and a ring road to connect all the towns.
For his part, the Secretary General of the PDGE addressed all the militancy of Annobon to, first, introduce his new deputies, Jesusa Obono Engono Nchama and Fortunato Ofa Mbo, and explain the purpose of this tour as a working meeting with militancy in the area. He reviewed the important progress and development that has taken place on the island in recent years, as in the rest of the country, and also some of the problems that remain to be overcome.
The secretary explained that 2015, as a pre-election year, is an important moment of meeting and working with the militancy and that, in appreciation for the work done so far, the President has agreed that all the presidents and members of the base cell receive an incentive, which will be different and proportional according to their responsibility. Another novelty is that the heads of the base cells have an insignia that identifies them by their title, such as the sash that identifies those responsible for the municipalities, or the star that indicates traditional chiefs.
-“This incentive comes from the Founding President at a time when all oil producing countries are going through a serious crisis, which requires us to make significant economic adjustments to balance the scales depending on the income now obtained,”also said Jeronimo Osa Osa, and recalled that the incentive received by the chairmen and members of the base cells will be quarterly. “We are not paying for your belief because you have already proven it a long time ago; what we are doing is encouraging your dedication to the party, it is a motivation for you to work with more dynamism,” he added.
The next day, the tour team left Annobón to travel to Cogo, next on the itinerary.
Text and photos: Ines Ortega
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office