The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, highlighted the country’s development under his leadership at the 50thanniversary of Equatorial Guinea’s Independence Day.
The President outlined the government’s leadership during the economic crisis in the 1980’s, and the following investment and development that unleashed the country’s economy.
Equatorial Guinea invested and constructed paved roads, transformed rural centers intro cities, built large ports and airports for shipping and travel, developed robust telecommunications, installed access to electricity and the supply of clean drinking water, built social housing, and provided social services to the most vulnerable.
Equatorial Guinea’s Independence Day was celebrated with an impressive military and political parade, and the President received personal congratulations from a number of countries, including the United States of America, China, Djibouti, France, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Spain, and Tunisia, among many others.
Equatorial Guinea has made great strides since independence in 1979 on political, economic, and social levels.
Equatorial Guinea was able to properly assess the role of the country’s natural resources through the National Political Dialogue, as well as focus on good governance and the appropriate application of the law, ensuring human rights for all Equatoguineans.
Equatorial Guinea has made significant advancements over the years and significant progress on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.
Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators.