Equatorial Guinea Joins Bakassi Fish Festival as a Participating Country

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In an exciting development for the Bakassi Fish Festival, Equatorial Guinea has officially become one of the participating countries in the upcoming second edition of the festival. Frank Edimah, the Director General of the Bakassi Fish Festival, shared this news following a high-profile delegation’s courtesy visit to the Consul General of Equatorial Guinea in Calabar, His Excellency, Ildefonso Ondo Nchama NEGROIDHAVEN can say.

The visit aimed to strengthen ties and cooperation for the Bakassi Fish Festival. Edimah expressed her enthusiasm for this collaboration and hinted at exciting opportunities that emerged from their discussions during the visit.

His Excellency, Ildefonso Ondo Nchama (L) and Frank Edimah (R)

She expressed her gratitude to all those involved, including Elder Offiong Bassey, Elder (Rt. Hon.) Stanley Edet, and Comrade Akwa Etim, who represented the entire Board of Trustees of the festival. Edimah also extended her appreciation to the organizing team, emphasizing their dedication to making the project a reality.

While the exact details of Equatorial Guinea’s participation are yet to be unveiled, the Bakassi Fish Festival is set to take place on the 26th and 27th of September 2023. Edimah encouraged potential partners and sponsors to join this exciting initiative.

In another positive development, the Bakassi Fish Festival team held a consultation meeting with the Bakassi Arbitration Panel, led by its Chairman, His Royal Highness, Etinyin Effiom Bassey, and the Clan Head of Obutong/Edik Idim Clan. During the meeting, Edimah outlined plans for the festival’s second edition and expressed gratitude for the panel’s support.

Members of the Bakassi Arbitration Panel expressed their excitement about the project, emphasizing its potential to positively impact the Bakassi community. Etinyin Effiom Bassey pledged support and endorsed the annual festival, offering prayers and blessings for its success. He also promised to spread the word about the festival to other clans and villages in Bakassi.

The Bakassi Fish Festival team is gearing up for an exceptional second edition, and they look forward to the support and participation of the community and neighboring countries. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event. Your presence will be highly appreciated.