The Minster for Information, Press and Radio, Eugenio Nze Obiang, visited the facilities of Radio Maria, which was also attended by the president of the Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea and Archbishop of Malabo, Juan Nsue Edjang Maye.
The president of Radio Maria Equatorial Guinea welcomed the first official visit made by a minister to the headquarters of the broadcaster, and affirmed that it shows the interest of the head of Information in overseeing the media, in general.
The president of the radio also declared that the station was an instrument of the Catholic Church in preaching the Gospel.
The radio station has no financing”,he also said, and added that it survived solely from voluntary contributions. Taking into account the economic difficulties it is having, the president asked for support from the Department of Information. He also asked for a permanent technician to work at the station headquarters.
Following these words, the Minister for Information declared his satisfaction with this first visit to the station, and for the increasing audience gained by Radio Maria in recent times, above all due to its content, which is interesting for the “highly believing”population of Equatorial Guinea.
In addition, he affirmed the support of the Government for the radio and the work carried out, and recalled the visits by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to the Holy See.
The minister concluded his speech encouraging them to continue with the work carried out by the station.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea