On Monday 12th February, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue,held a meeting in his office at the Palace of Justice in Malabo II, with the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Messu, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two institutions.
The meeting took place after the opening of parliamentary sessions for the Chamber of Deputies and the 2018 Judicial Year.
The President of the lower Chamber, following the meeting, and in conversation with the press, stated that, “It is known that we are in a new legislature and a new mandate before the people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and it was necessary to come this morning to meet my counterpart, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, in order that together we could look at how to strengthen our ties of cooperation for the benefit of the People of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Evidently, during the last legislature we maintained close relations of cooperation”.
Mohaba Messu also pointed out that, within the framework of the division of powers, the judiciary has the responsibility to hold court, pass sentences and execute them, while the Chamber of Deputies in the body which represents the people of the nation.
We have essential missions: how to legislate Government action, but at the same time, as representatives of the people within the framework of the National Commission for Human Rights, which resides within the Chamber of Deputies, and within the framework of the Complaints and Requests Commission, we resolve issues put to us by the people in the defence of their interests and rights”, he added.
From National Parliament, “we are instilling the culture of respect for the law, and we are making people see that every Equatoguinean must be subject to the law, and that no one is above it”, he concluded.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea