Head of State The President of the Republic inaugurated several infrastructure works on the island of Bioko On the occasion of his 69th birthday, the Head of State inaugurated a total of eleven works on the island of Bioko on June 4. For this, the Head of State was accompanied by his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang. Moreover, in the city of Bata there was a peaceful demonstration to commemorate the anniversary.

06/06/2011

The President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema, inaugurated a total of 11 infrastructure works on June 4 in the island of Bioko. Of these, the expansion of passenger terminal and other parts of the Malabo International Airport were inaugurated on early Saturday morning.

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures and Second Deputy Prime Minister Demetrio Eló Ndong Nsefumu, in his speech said that with these changes, the Malabo airport is sufficiently outfitted to accommodate guests who arrive in the country for the African Union Summit. He also commended the builder for finishing the works in a record time of six months.

For his part, the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, took the floor to say that the Malabo airport had insufficient capacity available for its operations, so it was decided to expand its two modules, thus permitting, in his words "to receive flights from all over the world and attend any number of passengers."

Later, the procession moved to Malabo II, where he also inaugurated the Hotel Iris. During the meeting, the Minister of Information and Tourism, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecore, gave information on this international network, which is characterized by its low prices and said that this opening is in addition to other recent openings of new stores in the country.

He also inaugurated the new Documentation Center that, according to the President, will assist managers in the sector to control the falsification of official documents and prevent corruption, which he said "has caused us many problems at a national or international level."

The Baney district was the next stop on the presidential visit: On this site he inaugurated the Police Camp, the Palace of Conferences and the drinking water network. All works in this town have a total cost of over twenty billion CFA francs. Then the President and his entourage traveled to the city of Riaba, where he inaugurated the drinking water supply and the Riaba-Moca road. Finally, in Luba, the Head of State inaugurated the new Presidential Palace of the town.

Demonstration in Bata

Furthermore, a massive peaceful demonstration took place early Sunday in Bata, organized to celebrate the 69th birthday of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, on June 5.

The march started from the Plaza del Reloj and passed by City Hall, the stadium, the Promenade and Plaza de Correos.

During the tour, the demonstrators expressed their congratulations to President Obiang and his 69 years with songs and carrying posters in their hands. Finally, they celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass, which was officiated by the Bishop of Bata, Juan Matogo Oyana.

Article: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (Malabo) and María Jesús Nsang (Bata).

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office (D. G. Base Internet).