Meeting of the Minister of Agriculture with the Coordinator of VET-GOV Program of the ECCAS

Minister Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo held an audience on March 12 with the General Coordinator of VET-GOV Program of the ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States), Baschirou Moussa Demsa, with whom he discussed a number of issues related to the veterinarian program concerning this Central African organization. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in Malabo.

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo Ada, granted a meeting on Thursday, March 12, to the General Coordinator of the VET-GOV Program of the ECCAS, Baschirou Moussa Demsa, with whom he discussed the most important aspects of the organization based within the African Union (AU).

This is the Program on Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa (VET-GOV), a project of the Bureau for Animal Resources of the African Union, funded by the European Union in the framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program Africa (CAADP).

The Cameroonian Moussa Demsa, in his speech, gave thanks for the effort and positive growth currently experienced in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and then explained the purpose and support of VET-GOV to the representative of the agrifood sector.

For his part, Mitogo Mitogo Ada described the visit to Equatorial Guinea of the head of this program on governance as timely, and emphasized the importance of said project, to be implemented in Guinean territory.

The Minister also noted that “the Government of Equatorial Guinea, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has implemented and continues to implement several projects for agricultural and livestock growth, in order to reduce food imports to the country.” Therefore, he described the effort made by the AU in the food sector in African countries as relevant.

The meeting was also attended by the Secretary General of the department, Santiago Nseng Mengue, and the Director General of Veterinary Services and Food, Silvestre Abaga Eyene, among other officials of the ministry.

Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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