Audiences at Ministry of Culture and Craft Promotion

The Minister for Culture and Craft Promotion, Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, received in his official office the delegation of Equatoguinean artists who will attend the Pan-African Festival of Music (FESPAM), to take place in Congo Brazzaville, from 19th to 21st July. The Deputy Director General of PAC International, Marisa Benitez, was also present to report on progress on the work on some cultural buildings in the new city of Djibloho.

The delegation, made up of a total of fifteen members, and which is led by the Secretary of State for Culture, Jose Antonio Esono Abeso Mekina, left Malabo International Airport bound for Brazzaville on Monday 17th of this month.

The meeting, which was attended by the Republic of Congo Brazzaville Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador, Celestine Kouakoua, also served to review bilateral relations between the two countries, and outline the latest details regarding the participation of our country in the festival.

FESPAM, which takes place every two years, and was due to be held from 8th to 15th July, has been postponed due to the legislative election campaign taking place in the country at the same time.

The second to visit the ministerial department was the Deputy Director General of PAC International, Marisa Benitez, who went to the minister, Ngong Asono, to report on the state of construction of the Library, Mausoleum and Leisure Centre, which are in progress in the city of Djibloho.

Marisa Benitez, in her speech, said that the work had begun in 2008, but that only the library had been finished by 2015. The building company reported to the head of the Department for Culture and Craft Promotion regarding the concerns that are impeding the completion of the remaining buildings. In reply, the minister Ndong Esono pointed out that the anomalies will be carefully examined for subsequent study and approval, in the event.

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

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