Audience at Ministry for Culture and Craft Promotion

The Minister for Culture and Craft Promotion, Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, received in his office the general secretary of the Mebege Foundation, Privat Meye me Ngomo Nve, who went to the ministerial department to present to the head various cultural projects involving the participation of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. The meeting took place on Tuesday 23rd May.

Meye me Ngomo Nve was interviewed by the Minister for Culture with the aim of looking at the celebration of the Elarayong Ekang Festival 2017, and asking for the participation and support of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

It is a project of activities by a Gabonese committee, with the aim of organising meetings about the Fang tribes of the countries in Central Africa, in order to reunite them and, during the festivals look at the origins of the Ekang people, together with the preservation of their ancestral roots.

The minister declared the full support of the department, as the Fang culture is present in various neighbouring countries: Following our lines of work and under the directions of our Head of State, H, E, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, we wish to make Equatoguinean culture a benchmark in the sub-region and on the African continent. For that reason, the doors of the department for Culture are open, and we are prepared to collaborate and make a huge contribution to this festival”.

We want to renew the traditions of our ancestors for the Ekang people, and we believe it would be a good initiative, as on this occasion we wish to involve the Equatoguinean nation. In 2015 we held the first meeting in Cameroon, and it was a pity that it did not include this delightful, supportive nation. For that reason, we thought it opportune to come to Equatorial Guinea to look at the possibility of its participation in this session, which is planned for the end of August or the beginning of September”, declared Ngomo Nve, to the press.

The committee has the intention that the festival will take place in Equatorial Guinea or Gabon. According to the minister, if the organisers decide that the festival is to take place on Equatoguinean soil, the department of Culture would chose the city of Mongomo, as it is a border town which would facilitate access by road.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary of State, Jose Antonio Esono Abeso Mekina, and the Director General for Culture, Andres Perfecto Alo Ndong.

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

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