Working meeting of the Minister of Agriculture

Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, met on May 28 with a Portuguese investment group interested in developing an agribusiness project in Equatorial Guinea, with the aim of contributing to the economic growth of the nation.

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde, received in his office last Thursday, May 28, a group of consultants of Agroregio, a Portuguese company in the food industry, led by Pedro Brito and Gonçalo R. de Andrade.

During the meeting, the visitors presented several proposals for the agricultural and livestock sector to be carried out in Equatorial Guinean lands, in a project that will begin with a study of soils and climate.

Gonçalo R. de Andrade, who introduced himself as spokesman for the company, said that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is the next country in which they wish to invest; especially now that it is part of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

-“We are very interested in contributing to the economic growth of Equatorial Guinea. As a food company, we have much experience in this sector, as we are currently working in several European countries, and of course, in Africa, particularly in Angola. We also plan to establish a chicken-fattening farm; but everything will depend on the prior study we carry out,”he said.

Minister Mba Ola, in his speech, spoke about the good relations established between the CPLP and Equatorial Guinea, saying “our country is currently carrying out large projects in the food sector. We do not intend to close the doors to a company or person who wants to invest in our country and contribute to the growth of our economy. All these projects will be presented in a memorandum of understanding.”

Before concluding the meeting, Pedro Brito issued an invitation to the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to visit Portuguese lands, and become better informed about the work being carried out by that company.

This meeting was attended by the Delegate Minister, Salomon Nfa Ndong, the Minister and Secretary General of the department, Santiago Nseng Mangue Mekemesa, among other authorities.

Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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