On April 12, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo visited Pico Basile, the highest elevation in the country, located in the administrative jurisdiction of Bioko Norte, which also holds the city of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.
The presence of the President of the Republic in that location was aimed at seeing in person the evolution of the work being undertaken there with Government funding.
It is the reconstruction of the statue of the Virgin Bisila, considered the spiritual protector of the island of Bioko. The sculpture rises 12 m high and, after its renovation, retains its characteristic African traits.
They are also building a modern chapel with seating for two hundred people, whose foundations are already in advanced stages of construction, and it is expected to become a tourist and pilgrimage spot. In the area there are also radiating system that enable the spread of State-owned audiovisual radio and television signals.
According to statements by Asraph Tahamy, a member of the board of the company Arab Contractors, these new works are located in an area of 2,000 m² and will be carried out over a period of six months.
Text: Javier Obama Nsue Nchama
Photos: Santos Oba Obama
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office