Since 2018 when work began on the creation of a census of public employees, of the 14,435 making up the body of public employees, the number not on the census and of unknown whereabouts rose to 2,770. Currently, the whereabouts of 1,363 public employees is still unknown. Faced with this situation, the Prime Minister, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, met on the morning of 9th March with members of the Government and the general secretaries from all ministerial departments, in order to find a solution to this problem.
To that end, the Prime Minister instructed the ministerial heads that have a great number of personnel whose whereabouts is unknown -Education, University Teaching and Sports, and Health and Social Welfare- to carry out an internal census in order to subsequently corroborate the data gathered in the census carried out by the Ministry for Public Administration and Administrative Reform.
Furthermore, for those public employees whose whereabouts is unknown, the 30th of this month has been set as the deadline for the presentation of accrediting documents at the corresponding ministries or regional delegations to which they report.
At the same meeting, those present looked at the work carried out to date by the COVID-19 Response and Vigilance Technical Committee, and the subsequent measures to be taken, in addition to those that have already been implemented by the Government, with the aim of monitoring and controlling the expansion of the epidemic in our country.
The holding of meetings between the COVID-19 Response and Vigilance Technical Committee, the Ministry for Aviation and the airlines operating in national territory has concluded, the aim of which was to harmonise the control criteria for passengers.
Among the recommendations considered is the application of a restriction on trips made by Equatoguineans to those countries with a high incidence of COVID-19 cases, such as South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office