The First Vice Prime Minister, Charged with the Political Sector, Democracy and Minister for the Interior and Local Corporations, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, oversaw at the Palace of Justice in Malabo the handing over of office between the incoming President of the Supreme Court of Justice, David Nguema Obiang Eyang, and the outgoing, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue.
The ceremony took place on 30th August, in the presence of magistrates and judges from the Supreme Court of Justice. Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, representing the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his speech, praised the work on the outgoing President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue, during the exercise of his functions. He also recalled that the exercise of public function requires more and more dynamism, hard-working spirit, and personal and collective sacrifice in order to meet the needs of the people. He also said that changes in the administration or Public Function were designed to improve the operations of the structure; even more so in the justice sector.
In consideration of Article 90 subparagraph 1) of Equatorial Guinea Basic Law, which states that justice emerges from the people and is administered in the name of the Head of State, the courts and judicial bodies must apply the law and current legislation, in order to prevent the population taking justice into their own hands. Currently our society is experiencing huge challenges through the growth of criminal gangs and delinquency, with the perpetrators free to roam the streets”, declared Nguema Onguene.
The new President of the Supreme Court of Justice, David Nguema Obiang Eyang, expressed gratitude for the trust placed in him by the Head of State, and promised to work to improve the operations of Judicial Power, I must repay this trust to deliver justice duly, because by administering justice well we are consolidating the equilibrium within our society”.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office