President visits Equatorial Guinea’s Port Bata, new "City of the Future"
President Yoweri Museveni, accompanied by his host President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has today visited Equatorial Guineas’ Port city of Bata on the mainland in Central Africa making a stopover at the Bata maritime Walkway and the Bata Sea port.
The Port of Bata (Equatorial Guinea) is popular for its; Free trade zone; Petroleum infrastructure; Large container ships; main exports including coffee and timber and is undergoing an expansion as dry port (terminal of containers) and bulk freight traffic.
The President and his host later made a stop in Djibloho, the unfinished new city where the country has shifted its capital. Earlier this year, the government of Equatorial Guinea moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rich rainforest.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema aims to use the country's oil wealth to make Djibloho also known as Oyala a "city of the future" with well-planned infrastructure, roads, schools etc. Djibloho is surrounded by several national parks and is not far from the eastern border with Gabon. Equatorial Guinea is third largest exporter of oil in Africa.
The President and his host were received at Djibloho this evening by the community here and is due to be hosted to a dinner at the Djibloho Grand Hotel.
President Museveni is accompanied by the Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Eng. Irene Muloni.