Minister for Energy affirms that Bioko will see electricity restored from Friday

H. E. Nguema Obiang Mangue is demanding answers regarding the power outages on the island of Bioko in recent days. For that reason, the Vice-President of the Republic summoned the heads of the Ministries for Industry, Energy and Mines, as well as the Marathon Oil company, in order to give an account to the population.

According to the head of the Energy portfolio, the lack of electricity was due to maintenance being carried out by the company Turbogas.

The minister underlined that to supply the city of Malabo and adjacent neighbourhoods, this company operates three turbines. One of them is being overhauled and was replaced by a new one, which unfortunately broke down on the 24th of this month, causing the outages.

However, Miguel Ekua Ondo stated that the company is working on a solution, and everything could be back to normal as of Friday 27th January.

H. E. Nguema Obiang Mangue, in his desire to improve the quality of life of his citizens, instructed the minister to devise a plan B in order to prevent these or similar problems from happening in the future.

On the same day, the Equatoguinean Vice-President met the Minister for the Interior, the Mayor of Malabo, and the director of the Somagec company, to inquire about the increase in rubbish that has been seen in the streets in recent months.

For his part, the Minister for the Interior explained that the increase in litter was due to the state of disrepair and insufficient working material.

The Vice-President of the Council of Ministers believes that in order to guarantee the effectiveness of rubbish collection services, it is necessary to privatise the company Guinea Limpia, as only in this way will the country regain its reputation as one of the cleanest countries in Africa.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government

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