Appearance by Prime Minister to present draft laws

The Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, presented a total of four drafts and various proposals before the Chamber of Deputies, on 7th August.

The four drafts are the Draft Law of execution for the General State Budgets for the 2016 Economic Period; the Draft law for the General State Budgets for the 2018 Economic Period; the Draft Law declaring the first Sunday of the month of April every year as National Prayer Day, and a Draft Law covering the agreement between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to avoid double taxation and tax evasion.

The Prime Minister also presented a proposal to ratify the agreements signed between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and those of the Republic of Mali, Angola, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Chad, the organisations of the United Nations, the African Union (AU), and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), together with the proposal to ratify the framework convention on climate change.

Obama Asue stressed that despite the difficult economic situation experienced by the country as a consequence of the sharp fall in the price of crude, the lack of available resources have driven economic diversification as a method of sustainable economic growth which benefits the entire population.

Before concluding his presentation, the Prime Minister indicated to the Chamber of Deputies that the members of the Government related to the draft laws and submitted reports presented would be available to the chamber to provide details of any pertinent clarifications.

Following the words of the Prime Minister, the representatives of the three political groups in the Chamber of Deputies gave their views on the proposals, and clarified doubts which arose, congratulating the institution for the work carried out during this legislature.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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