Equatorial Guinea : the country ready for independence day celebrations

President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo smiles during Equatorial Guinea's Independence Day. Photo : Gov

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Douala, Cameroon (ADV) – Equatorial Guinea is living, for days now, at the pace of preparations for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its independence. A life-size event, whose preparation is in full swing. In Malabo, as everywhere else, the hour is at the last adjustments, the government and the people have put the double butchers for next Friday.

In the perspective of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Equatorial Guinea on October 12, the entire country not only keeps in mind the symbolism of this memorable day, a symbolic that pushes it to to recall its history, to impose itself on the international scene, and to assume its full sovereignty, but also and above all, he intends to show the world, its assets and achievements, 50 years after the departure of the Spanish colonizers.

The progress and the socio-economic, technological and infrastructural development of this oil-rich eldorado named Equatorial Guinea, are indisputable in the eyes of the world, but it also intends to present its well-being and its good life. Popular and military parades, colorful parades, formal receptions, outdoor shows and other festive events will all be on the agenda today.

With this in mind, construction work on the new Malabo airport terminal was completed last month. A building, which according to Equatorial Guinean presidential communication, covers 45,560 m2 with up to 612 parking spaces, in addition to VIP and temporary parking areas, it can accommodate F class planes , like the Airbus A380.

On September 12, President Obiang Nguema, himself, coordinated one of the most important meetings of the organizing commission for the 50th independence day. The members of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, have held for many weeks, preparatory and successive meetings for a smooth running and success of this highly symbolic event.

As President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo declared last October 12, on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of his country’s independence, the celebration of October 12 is a moment of history which commemorates the birth of the State of Equatorial Guinea after its barbaric and colonial occupation for nearly 200 years. It is especially an opportunity to tell those who have not known colonization, that the country has been under the yoke of a system that has completely alienated the legitimate rights of its people. But despite all that, it came out with a proud head up. And the proof will be more visible and confirmed on October 12th.

© Bur-csa – N.A / From our regional correspondent Vanessa Ngadi Kwa – African Daily Voice (ADV)