On 15th May, a meeting took place between the Prime Minister, Charged with Administrative Cooperation, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and officials from the Ministry for Finance, with whom he examined, among other matters, the situation of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.
The meeting, overseen by the Prime Minister, Coordination of the Public Administration, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, centred on the operations of the Ministry for Finance, the Economy and Planning, led by Lucas Abaga Nchama. The main aim of the meeting was to make the ministerial executive aware of the need to stamp greater vitality on the operations of the department.
Furthermore, they looked at the progress of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund in its evaluation, in order to comply with the measures recommended by the institution. Along the same lines, they covered the matter of the creation and launch of the Institutional Web Page for the ministry.
Some of the other matters dealt with were the problems caused by the payment of taxes to the Public Treasury by the majority of the population; ministerial measures to increase income from the Customs and Excise service, and the implementation of improvements to guarantee the successful operation of the Customs services in Malabo, Bata, Kogo, Ebebiyin, Mongomo, Rio Campo, etc.
Obama Asue asked for compliance with the mandates prescribed in the Interministerial Council; in particular the mandate on the Report on the Situation of Public Bodies, and the role of the Ministry for Finance in the Fiscalisation of State companies and bodies.
Furthermore, they looked at the implementation of the budget for the first quarter of 2018, and the preparation of the draft project for 2019; the economic management of LA Paz hospital and the Transitional Agreement; in addition to an analysis of matters regarding the Centre for the Computerisation of Public Administration (CNIAPGE); the importance of the role played by economic heads in ministries, and the Global Fishing file, from the Government Legal Commission.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea