The new directors at the Ministry for National defence were sworn in to their posts on 2nd August in Ciudad de la Paz, capital of Djibloho. They are Juvenal Mbomio Nsue Nsang, current Minister for National Defence; Lucas Obama Ndong, Vice-Minister for the area, Alfredo Abeso Nvono Onguene, Secretary of State for this portfolio, Raimundo Ondo Edjang, General Secretary at the Ministry, and Deogracias Nguema Nve, Chief of Staff, General of the Armed Forces and State Security Corps.
The act took place at the headquarters of the Government in Djibloho, in the presence of the Head of State; the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with National Defence, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, presidents of constitutional bodies, the Prime Minister, advisers to the Head of State, and the General Secretary of the PDGE.
The Minister Adviser at the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission before the United Nations, Protasio Edu Edjang; the Adviser from the Arms Commission before the UN, Vicente Mba Asum; the Adviser from the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission before the United Nations, Marcelino Sima Mangue; the Second Adviser from the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission before the UN, Sergio Ela Mico, and the Adviser to the Presidency of the Republic in the Cabinet of the First Lady, Ernesto Valentin Ndong Mba, named through Presidential Decrees numbers 51/2017 and 88/2016, were also sworn in to their posts.
In his instructions, the Head of State declared that the changes had taken place at the Ministry for Defence and State Security on the eve of 3rd August, after 38 years of stability, peace and harmony, thanks to the efficient work of the military corps.
“Our country has just become a non-permanent member of the UN security Council, a difficult responsibility, and its actions as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council will serve to reinforce the integrity of Equatorial Guinea as a free sovereign State in the world, because sovereignty and independence are a State’s priorities”, said the President, and he added that”decisions must be taken and measures adopted that dignify the country, which boast of the posture of the President of the Republic, the posture of the Government”.
Furthermore, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo invited those recently appointed to work in favour of peace and of the people, and reject anything that may create instability in the Nation.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea