posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – June 6th, 2012
The President of the Republic and his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, inaugurated various infrastructure projects in the city of Malabo, some fully funded by the Government, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his birth.
The Head of State spent the day of Monday, June 4, the eve of the anniversary of his birth, inaugurating various infrastructure projects in the city of Malabo. The new headquarters of GE Proyectos, the Central Market in Malabo, the Occupational Training Center Doce de Octubre (built by a Spanish company with Government fund and Spanish financial contribution) are part of the electoral program of the PDGE and the development plan of Equatorial Guinea for Horizon 2020.
Also, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo inaugurated the first Guinean Cultural Center in the old colonial building Cardinal Cisneros, the new headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, as well as the Regional Blood Transfusion Center (built by a Spanish company).
He also attended the inaugurations of new Energy plants and of the new plane from the national airline Ceiba Intercontinental, the Boeing 777, one of three that the State has commissioned its manufacture in France. The Head of State said that the acquisition of a modern aircraft, which will cover intercontinental lines between Equatorial Guinea and Europe, as well as America, has been carried out because of the excessive cost of tariffs for international companies operating in the country.
The President was accompanied by the new Government in place, including the First and Second Vice Presidents of the Republic, Ignacio Milam Tang and Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the Prime Minister, Vicente Ehate Tomi, in addition to ministers and the diplomatic corps in our nation.
In reference to the people in charge of Ceiba, he requested good management and austerity to make the company profitable. The Head of State concluded by congratulating those responsible for the airline and the people of Equatorial Guinea, and asked the directors of the company for their utmost dedication to the preservation and permanence of Ceiba.
H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo added that these works that have already been inaugurated have cost billions of CFA francs, which justify to the international community the use of funds from oil.
Corruption and diversion of funds were other topics discussed and the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea asked for the honesty of the civil servants to eliminate dishonest practices, as there are many projects and the country needs trained personnel to develop properly.