Programme to Fight Alcoholism in Equatorial Guinea

On Thursday 17th January, the First Vice Prime Minister and Minister for the Interior and Local Corporations, Clemente Engonga Nguema, met ministers from social departments to report to them, under the direction of the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with national Defence, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, on the fight against alcoholism, which will take place permanently in all districts and municipalities throughout the nation.

The ministries involved were Interior and Local Corporations, Health and Social Welfare, Education and University Teaching, National Security, Public Administration and Administrative Reform, Work, Employment Promotion and Social Security, Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, and Information, Press and Radio.

Engonga Nguema presented the document that outlined the regulations governing the formation of commissions to carry out the action.

In addition, he reported that the provincial commission would be overseen by the provincial governors, and made up of regional delegates and experts from the ministries which form part of the national commission.

The district commissions will be overseen by the Government delegations, made up of district delegates and experts from the ministries which form part of the national commission.

Seminars will also be organised, within a period of 7 days. During these, the ministerial departments will bring to national coordination the questions to be developed in the cycles for each district.

Finally, the cited document invites political parties, civic society and religious congregations to join this initiative to fight against alcoholism, by raising awareness among their members.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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