On 3rd August, the administrative city of Djibloho once again held the handover of offices for the officers and sub-officers of the twenty-second class at the General Obiang Military School (EMIGO), together with the seventh generation of officers and subofficers from the Regional Advocation Naval School, to mark the commemoration of the thirty-eighth anniversary of the Freedom Coup.
The act began with the singing of the national anthem, and a military inspection by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in the presence of the First Lady of the Nation, Constancia Mangue de Obiang; the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and National Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue; presidents of constitutional bodies; Government; political parties; the diplomatic corps, and families of the young graduates.
The technical reports from the heads of the two military training centres spoke of the success of a total of 239 young people, divided between the various corps of the land, sea and air forces.
Among others, the speech stood out by the new Minister for Defence, Juvenal Mbomio, who after asking for a minute’s silence for the the death of the former minister of this department, Vicente Eya Olomo, encouraged the young graduates to serve the country using the ten basic ethical principles of any member of the military.
My first congratulations go to the officers and subofficers here for their vocation to be part of the military for the defence not only of Equatorial Guinea, but for other African nations”, affirmed the top leader. At the start of his reflections to close the ceremony, he gave a clear resounding message in which he recalled the purpose of the 3rd August as the day of the Armed Forces and Corps of State Security.
Continuing in the same words, the artifice of the Freedom Coup also expressed his concern for the integration of the military on criminal gangs, violating the interests of the population, an attitude that he said “questions the discipline and training of the military, and so those who are caught is such circumstances, or in corrupt practices, shall not go unpunished”.
He thanked not only the trainers at the training centres, but also French cooperation, from whose school young people from the entire African continent are periodically graduating.
The parade of the now officers and subofficers, together with those who are continuing with their training, was the final sequence of this military event in honour of the commemorative acts marking the 38th anniversary of the Freedom Coup.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea