Meeting held by Vice-President to strengthen security in the Republic

On Wednesday 22nd March, the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with National Defence and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, met those responsible for Security and National Defence, the Interior and Local Corporations, and the municipal Government in Malabo.

The aim of the meeting was to analyse the situation regarding delinquency in the main cities of the country, and look for ways to fight it. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Ministry for Defence, where the Vice-President called on those present to seek ways to stop the attacks, robberies and murders, some of which have been committed by taxi drivers.

Nguema Obiang Mangue asked the heads of departments at Traffic and Road Safety to raise awareness among taxi drivers, so that they join the various taxi associations in the country.

He also recalled that all taxis, without exception, must carry documentation and identification, and asked the Traffic and Road Safety Directorate to work with municipal governments in order to request this documentation and check that the taxis are correctly identified.

“We are working to make people respect the law”, said the Vice-President. “There are many taxis which have the correct documentation, and these must not be prevented from providing their services, but the relevant departments must work to check that taxis meet their obligations”.

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

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