Ministers, Vice-Ministers, Secretaries of State, presidential advisers and director generals appointed over the last few days were sworn in on 8th May before the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the People’s Palace.
The first to be sworn in was the First Vice Prime Minister Charged with the Education Sector, University teaching and Sports, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene.
Other figures designated to hold various responsibilities in sectors of the central State administration were also sworn in before a copy of the Constitution and a Bible.
Those recently appointed through Presidency of the Republic Decrees numbers 37, 38, 8 and 26/2019 promised to faithfully comply with the obligations of the posts with loyalty to the Head of State.
The ceremony took place in the Ambassadors’ Room, in the presence of the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, presidents of constitutional bodies, some members of the Government and the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro.
It is not in my spirit to separate collaborators from their functions”, began H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his advice to the new appointees.
The President pointed out the abuse of trust and corruption, as the main causes for the changes in some departments within the administration, as, in his words, it is not possible to carry out a function before the people by speculating and trying to cheat the people because, at the end of the day, any bad work carried out by the Government will impact on the prestige of the President.
The Head of State also declared that members of the Government were appointed to support the State function, in other words, to work for the successful development of the country.
Regarding the current global economic crisis, he pointed out that we have to diversify our economy, make sacrifices and make every effort and use our full capabilities to transform our country.
The President also insisted on discipline, honesty, the rejection of corrupt practices, the fight against delinquency, the correct use of public funds, and the need to redouble efforts to comply with the new outlined Horizonte 2035 programme.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office