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Zinc Tour Expands To Insular Region Of Equatorial Guinea

Government continues to distribute zinc sheets and improve living conditions for poor

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Head of Defense and State Security, expanded the national zinc sheet distribution to the Insular Region last week.

The campaign, which is a government-led initiative, was designed to improve living conditions for impoverished families throughout the nation by donating zinc sheets to replace the nipa roofs.

The zinc roof campaign has affected a number of regions throughout the nation, including Aconibe, Centro Sur, Wele-Nzas, and now the Insular Region. Thousands of zinc sheets have been donated in addition to other services.

"The zing sheet program is complemented by other social projects," said Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, "such as the building of rural schools and teachers' houses, or health posts and water wells."

Since it was initiated, the Second Vice President has supervised the tour and the implementation of various projects to enhance the living conditions of rural families and communities. He has traveled with a team of physicians during the campaign and had them treat individuals who were sick with limited access to resources.

This tour, along with the complementary development projects tied with it, exemplify the government's efforts to address social welfare issues in Equatorial Guinea and promote better living conditions for those who are disadvantaged.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea



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