Government Solemn inauguration of the new city of Djibloho On Saturday, August 1, now appears on the historical calendar of Equatorial Guinea, due to the opening on that date of the new administrative city. "Djibloho is a heritage worthy of the service for present and future generations. A symbol of our unity and tourism for the country," said Head of State at the opening.


After the events of delivery of offices to the officers and cadets of the General Obiang Military Academy and the Naval Academy, the guests at the anniversary of the commemoration of August 3 headed to the main roundabout of the new Avenida de la Paz of Djibloho, to witness the inauguration of many works already completed, and to witness the laying of the first stone of other works that are to be built in this new province.

At this opening ceremony spoke the first mayor of Djibloho, Florentino Ncogo Ndong, who in his speech stressed that this position is a great pride and satisfaction. The new mayor has proposed that the new city be called Djibloho de Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and gave the President the title of founder of the city.

Anacleto Olo Mibuy, President of the Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CICTE), also spoke to comment on the greatness of the building of Djibloho amid virgin jungle with a strategic position to ensure State security. "This city connects to the mainland cities of Evinayong, Akonibe, Añisok and Mongomo, and is an essential  focus of air and ground communication for Equatorial Guinea," said the President of CICTE, who proclaimed Djibloho as the eighth Province of our country, behind Bioko Norte, Bioko Sur, Annobon, Litoral, Wele Nzas, Kie Ntem, and Centro Sur. As Olo Mibuy also said that Djibloho has two urban districts, which are Oyala and Mbere, and represents the most important development of our country.

At the ceremony Juan Nko Mbula, the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures, also spoke, who listed the finished works and those pending of being built. He highlighted the work done in some buildings, such as the Twin Towers, a challenge of engineering and architecture.

The President of the Republic, in his speech, and under the attentive eye of his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, pointed out that all that has been done in the country since August 3, 1979, has been a true liberation for the people of Equatorial Guinea.

Once again, the founder of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), stressed the need to maintain peace "which symbolizes the best wealth of the world, and to be exported to other countries," noted the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea.

After emphasizing that the history of a country is forged by the citizens themselves, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo indicated that "Djibloho is a strategic administrative and cultural city; a heritage worthy of the service for present and future generations. A symbol of our unity and tourism of the country."

The ceremony ended with a solemn mass celebrated by the Archbishop of the country, Monsignor Juan Nsue Edjang, with the assistance of the Bishop of Bata, Monsignor Juan Matogo Oyana, along with three vicars and over fifty ministers of religion. The Virgen del Carmen, patroness of Oyala, presided over this religious ceremony, waiting for the inauguration of the new parish in what is already the eighth province in the country.

Text: Benjamin Mangue Micha
Photos: Miguel Angel Mba Onva (Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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