The minister Rufono Ndong Esono Nchama went to Accra to attend a meeting for dialogue with the managing executive of the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA), to discuss the details regarding the celebration of the upcoming congress in our country.
A senior delegation from the Ministry for Culture, Tourism and Craft Promotion, led by Ndong Esono Nchama, accompanied by two director generals, Estrella Milagrosa Eteo Oposi, from Libraries, Archives, Museums, Books and the Gathering of Historical References, and Josue Esono EdA� Corredor, from Tourism Regulation and Statistics, went to Accra, the capital of the Republic of Ghana, on 21st April, to meet the managing executive of PAWA.
The aim of the meeting was to deal with the various organisational aspects relating to the celebration of the 25th PAWA Congress, which for the first time could be held beyond the borders of Ghana, with Equatorial Guinea being a potential destination for this important continental cultural event.
The meeting took place in the office of the accredited Equatoguinean Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, JesA�s Mba Bela Abaha, who accommodated the delegation within the diplomatic headquarters in his charge, in order to be able to carry out the work with the PAWA representatives.
Despite the efforts made by the two parties, and following meetings with the PAWA interim executive, due to the recent loss of the PAWA General Secretary at the end of 2018, the minister, in virtue of the democratic spirit emanating from the pan-African perspective of the President of the Republic, and through the clear commitment to the principles of democracy and transparency, determined that it was prudent to have a valid spokesperson for the association before the organisation of the congress.
This spokesperson, as specified by the minister, will be the next General Secretary who wins the upcoming PAWA general elections, which should be held during 2019. And it will be that person who steers the celebration of the next African Writers Congress, which hopes to bring to our land over 300 writers and participants, both Africans and others from the African diaspora.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office