Anatolio Ndong Mba: “Equatorial Guinea is moving steadily towards the development plan of Horizon 2020”
The Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea in the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, confirmed last week in an interview with the American agency South-South News that the country is moving steadily toward the development plan of Horizon 2020.
Ndong Mba said that the country has achieved one of its main development objectives through the eradication of malaria in over a third of the population and that significant progress has been made in the country's infrastructures, education and public health. With these advances, the country is moving towards a sustainable and emerging economy, which is part of the ambitious goals set by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in his development plan of Horizon 2020.
"The development objectives of the Horizon 2020 plan were launched to establish the sustainable development of Equatorial Guinea in 2020, which means clean water, education, health, food, security, communication, infrastructures, tourism development, environmental preservation in the country", said Ndong in his interview with the South-South News agency. (See full interview at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvnzXap2rE).
The Ambassador to the United Nations noted that Equatorial Guinea has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa and has worked on the eradication of HIV and has worked with international non-governmental organizations in the preservation of endangered species. He also noted how the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, is working with the private sector to establish cooperatives to help farmers to develop agriculture, providing technical assistance from the Government and other countries. Ndong stressed how important it is to invest in vocational training and education, in order to move towards a more sustainable economy.
Next month, Equatorial Guinea will host the African Union Summit, where 57 Heads of State will attend and will see the significant progress the country has made in infrastructures and other areas.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.