Africa Oil&Power magazine interviews President

Africa Oil&Power magazine has interviewed the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. He said, among other things, that the Ministry for Mines and Hydrocarbons is working on a documentary called “Africa Energy Series, Equatorial Guinea 2018”. Among other considerations, the President spoke about the current energy policy in Equatorial Guinea and the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of national independence, on 12th October.

The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in order to provide more data on the documentary, granted an interview on 26th March, at the People’s Palace, in Malabo.

The six questions put to the Head of State covered the achievements by the country in this sector, and their benefits for the population. The key moments in the development of the country since the discovery of oil and gas, projects for the future, and education for the development of this key sector for the economy, were some of the questions that the President answered clearly and convincingly.

Along those lines, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo revealed that the joining of all forces in the country will allow the organisation of various national economic conferences as a basis for the projects conceived by the Executive and which drove the national development programme Horizonte 2020, which has had its ups and downs due to the fall in the price of oil.

The President also mentioned the creation of agricultural industries for the transformation of consumer staples, thus saving significant sums for investment in other areas.

Furthermore, he spoke about the investment in human resources in order to avoid excessive dependency on qualified labour from abroad, and he referred to the number of training centres operating today.

With respect to the documentary, Africa Energy Series, Equatorial Guinea 2018, he said it was one of the most complete works on energy leaders and the main resources for the energy future of the country. It will be an essential tool for investors, and a significant milestone in the development of the nation as an energy power in Africa.

The work aims to create and publish a book containing the entire history of production, together with achievements from the country’s hydrocarbons sector, from its first stage to the present.

The book, which will be called “50 years of Independence and 27 years for Petroleum and Gas production in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea”, comes within the framework of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of national independence and 27 years of Petroleum and Gas production in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in 12th October 2018.

The Head of State urged the people to continue in the atmosphere of peace and stability, reconciliation and national security for present and future generations.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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