The awareness-raising campaign being carried out by the Secretary of State from the Ministry for Tourism was in the Urban District of BasupA� del Oeste, in Friday 21st April. Jose Mba Obama Bendomo informed the owners of tourist establishments in the district of the decisions taken by the Government for their regularisation.
On arrival in BasupA� del Oeste, the Secretary of State was received by the Government Delegate from the Malabo District, Faustino Edu Micha, and the president of the council from the area, Mari Carmen Davies, among other authorities.
The campaign, which began in Malabo about two weeks ago, has the main aim of raising awareness among the owners and tenants of tourist establishments in the country, specifically bars, restaurants, pubs and discotheques.
Among other matters, Mba Obama mentioned the recent Law No. 77/2017, of 3rd December, regulating the opening and closing hours for tourist establishments throughout Equatorial Guinea; a new order which covers all timetabling aspects established to regularise these businesses, for which compliance is obligatory.
According to the Secretary of State, the campaign is part of the broad programme of activities outlined by the new ministerial department, with the aim of establishing a change in behaviour and an improvement in the activities of the establishments.
The aim of the Government is not to seal off tourist establishments, much less close them, but to find a mechanism for their regularisation through regulations which also provide benefits to those living in their vicinity, imposing an atmosphere of peace and calm in the neighbourhood”, said Mba Obama.
The next stop on the campaign will be in Batoicopo in the next few days.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea