Adoption of the Draft Law on State Civil Servants

The Senate plenary session overseen by Teresa Efua Asangono adopted on 25th March the Draft Law modifying specific articles of Law number 2/2014, of 28th July, on State Civil Servants.

The adoption of the draft law comes within the programme for economic, political and social development implemented by the Government, which demands the modernisation of the Public Administration, an improvement in the management of human resources and the rationalisation of public services for the construction of an effective, streamlined, flexible administration, with the aim of reducing youth unemployment with the consequent gradual integration within the administration of young qualified people, capable of responding to this new dynamic.

The plenary session, attended by members of the Government, began with a reading of the act and ruling by the First Secretary of the Senate table, Martin Crisanto Ebe Mba, as a result of the study of the modification to articles 116 and 117 of Chapter V, Section I and II of the cited law.

Following the reading, the spokespersons from the parliamentary groups of the Democratic Coalition and the PDGE in the Senate, Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde and Elias Ovono Nguema, gave the green light to the revision of articles 116 and 117 of the Law and, subsequently, the senate approved the draft law via acclamation.

The Minister for Public Administration and Administrative Reform, Faustino Ndong Esono Eyang, thanked the Upper Chamber for its contribution towards improving the work of the Government.

Articles 116 and 117 cover forced retirement due to chronological age or long service at 60 years of age or at 35 years of active service, and voluntary retirement of civil servants at 55 years of age or after 25 years of active service in the Public Administration, pointing out that the retirement of graduate and higher technical officials could be extended by five years, when the administration still considered their work to be useful, together with the payment of pensions after at least 10 years’ accredited service in the administration.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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