Appearance of Deputy Minister for Transport before Senate

After various days’ analysis under second reading of the Draft General Law on Road Transport, the Deputy Minister for Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, Joaquin Elema Borengue, appeared on 5th November before the Permanent Commission on Infrastructures, Transport and new Technologies.

The Government delegation, led by the Second Vice Prime Minister, Charged with Judicial Affairs and Relations with the National Parliament, A�ngel Mesie Mibuy, accompanied the Deputy Minister at his appearance before the Permanent Commission on Infrastructures, to clarify certain doubts arising throughout the study of this legal tool at the Senate.

Elema Borengue responded to a total of sixteen questions before the commission, which was moderated by the President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono. Among these questions, the members of the commission asked for clarification on the duplicity observed in the Draft Law on Road Transport, which once again includes regulations for carrier associations, when there is already a law in the country which regulates these associations. The senators also asked about the creation of the National Road Transport Committee.

Furthermore, the commission wanted to know why the draft law did not include the sanctions against offenders on public highway infrastructures, and the law safeguarding the fact that the Ministry and the Director general for Transport can impose the economic sanctions included in the draft law.

The commission also asked the deputy minister for details on the time documents must be saved, among other questions.

Concluding the debate, in addition to partially adopting some articles, the commission recommended that the Government review the document, rewording certain aspects that will be presented to the next plenary session on 7th November; recommendations which confirm the flexibility and complete willingness of the Upper Chamber to optimise actions implemented by the Government for the benefit of the population.

Specifically, the President of the Senate declared that the Senate would take the hand of the Executive, so that the two institutions could work in close collaboration, and their recommendations be welcomed by the Government delegation.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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