Saturday, May 18, 2013

President Obiang Addresses Media During a Press Conference Prior to Elections

President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea addressed the local and international media in a press conference held in Malabo on Tuesday, May 14th. During his speech, he called for greater participation and involvement in Equatorial Guinea's upcoming elections while also calling on African states to work together to bring progress and economic independence to the continent.

He also addressed the government's development plan called Horizon 2020. He stated that Equatorial Guinea is utilizing its oil wealth to build its political systems as well as health, agriculture, education, banking and transportation sectors. All the government ministries must meet benchmarks to get closer to meeting the goals of the President's Horizon 2020 plan to move Equatorial Guinea towards a self-sufficient and growing economy.