The Ambassadors’ Hall at the People’s Palace in Malabo was the setting, on Wednesday 3rd May, for the swearing-in ceremony for the new heads at the Ministry for Youth and Sport, appointed on Tuesday evening, through decrees 31 and 32, of 28th April, issued by the Head of State’s Office. The ceremony also took place for the new Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Brazil.
The new post-holders are Candido Nsue Okomo, Minister for Youth and Sports, and Luis Mansogo Alo Abeso, Vice-minister at the same department, who swore before the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to provide loyalty and uphold the law and legal regulations of the nation.
The sports sector in Equatorial Guinea is at a low point, despite the numerous resources the Government has wasted without any degree of satisfaction with the management by those responsible for the sector”, declared H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with indignation, at the beginning of his pointers marking this ceremony, which took place in the presence of some members of the Government, led by the First Vice Prime Minister, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, advisers to the Presidency of the Republic, and the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro.
It is the wish of the Head of State that those recently appointed work closely with the federations, and do everything possible to transform sport in Equatorial Guinea into a reality which is capable of competing with other nations on the continent.
If, today, football in Equatorial Guinea lacks capacity, this does not mean that the Government is not supporting it, but is due to the lack of a perfect organisation”, said the leader of the nation, who added that “a sector cannot surpass itself in which there are differences between individuals”.
To the new directors of the department, the President of the Republic asked for the establishment of good relations with all the sports federations in the nation, and to continue to take advice from the trainers, who are the ones who move sport forward.
In another moment during his speech, he declared that Equatorial Guinea had done everything possible to promote interest in sport, and thus it was necessary that those in charge and the ministry and the federations demonstrate and match the interest shown by the Executive.
The new Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Brazil, Wilfredo Obama Ela Mangue, appointed through Presidential Decree number 24/2017, of 12th April, was also sworn in.
The new diplomat was reminded by the Head of State that we must strengthen relations with Brazil, which forms a part of the BRICS and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), and thus our country should move closer to this country, as a political and economic power in the group of developing countries. It is a nation that can help a great deal, and we need an ambassador who can knock on every door, and do everything possible to bring relations between the two closer and closer, and encourage entrepreneurs. In essence, there must be fluid relations of cooperation”, affirmed the President.
Furthermore, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo underlined the importance of the work of the new diplomat, whom he invited to be dynamic and have the capacity to move the economic sectors of this friendly nation.
Finally, the Head of State wished the new appointees success in their new posts.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea