The Minister of State Charged with Tourism, Tomas Mecheba Fernandez Galilea has been interviewed on the “A Fondo” television programme. The head of Tourism answered various questions regarding the State Tour undertaken by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The minister explained the category of urban district, and referred to the huge investment made by the Government for the creation of new districts throughout national territory, stating the sum invested, 390,000 million Franco CFA in total, which constitutes almost a quarter of the annual public investment.
The most costly urban districts were those in Riaba, and the rest cost around 20,000 million Franco CFA.
He also highlighted the huge economic effort made by the Executive, at the behest of the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the hopes for the populations of these places raised to the category of urban district.
The minister went on to comment on the significant investment directed towards the construction of roads between these new districts, and gave the example of the Kogo road, due to its length and infrastructures.
In relation to the development of Equatorial Guinea, Mecheba Fernandez said that the aim was that any child, from any population in the country, could use a mobile phone, and that there were no educational differences between children educated in cities such as Malabo and those from rural areas.
“It is necessary to adapt to this environment in order to implement the law”, said the minister, in relation to the innovations which must be taken to the districts, and he rejected the obligations that some historical political regimes, such as socialism, had imposed on the citizens, with regards to education and professionalisation.
One of the analysts on the programme asked the minister about the change to the President’s speech, during the State Tour which recently came to an end, in two of the places visited: Mbini and Micomeseng, where H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo insisted that the population lived together in peace, and avoided inter-communal fighting and irrational hatred.
Mechaba Fernandez concluded the interview by stating that in four or five years there could be new urban districts throughout the nation.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea