The General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, met at the party headquarters in Malabo with the presidents of the monitoring commissions throughout the nation, in order to notify them regarding the participation of the militancy during the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, on 12th October. The meeting took place on 29th August.
There were two points on the agenda at the meeting: one, the mobilisation of the militancy at the events marking the anniversary, and two, strict controls in order to keep the peace.
With respect to the celebrations of 12th October envisaged for Malabo, Osa Osa Ecoro asked the presidents of the commissions to, during the mass processions that are to be organised, carry a message to the militancy “on maintenance, control and vigilance in order to keep the peace. We cannot disregard what our detractors say. We must take the pertinent steps so that the celebration of the 50th Anniversary is a success. We are giving priority to peace, because without it we cannot achieve progress”.
The General Secretary concluded by recalling that the Government was preparing for the success of the celebration of independence, in order to demonstrate the evolution undergone in our country since 3rd August 1979. He also recalled that the Executive had the duty to contribute towards keeping the peace, we cannot minimise the threatening messages we receive because we do not know what methods our detractors may use”.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office