First meeting between Vice-President of Republic and military corps

On 4th February, the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with National Defence and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, oversaw the military conference at the Nkoantoma barracks in Bata. The meeting served as an occasion for the head of security forces to report to the commanders and troops of the Armed Forces on the 2019 action plan, which covers, among other things, the creation of musical bands in all corps, and the introduction of breathalyser tests in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

On his arrival at Bata airport, Nguema Obiang Mangue was received by the governor of the province of Litoral and members of the Government from the ministries in his charge. Following that, the head of the military corps went to the Nkoantoma barracks, where 1370 troops awaited his arrival.

Nguema Obiang Mangue began the meeting by congratulating the FAS for the successful military parade, during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of National Independence, and urged the security forces to remain ever vigilant in order to counter threats of any type.

In addition to congratulating them and appealing for vigilance, the Vice-president explained in detail to those present the general ideas contained in the action plan for the ministries of Defence and Security for 2019. The creation of a musical band in all corps, and the introduction of the breathalyser test throughout the country were some of its priorities.

Furthermore, Nguema Obiang Mbasogo criticised the attitude of some members of the military who commit crimes of corruption and take justice in their own hands, alerting those present to the measures that will be taken regarding those who continue to engage in such practice.

After the meeting, the Vice-president returned to Malabo on 4th February, having been seen off at Bata airport by military authorities.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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