The round of visits by the Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, which began on Tuesday 23rd October with the ministries of the State Civil Administration, continued on 25th October at the headquarters of Education, University teaching and Sports, Health and Social Welfare, and Work, Employment Promotion and Social Security.
As he has been doing at the ministerial departments already visited, the speech by Obama Asue began with congratulations in the name of the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to all officials, for their great turnout during the popular and military parade on 12th October, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of National Independence.
The message expressed recognition from the President of the Republic of the contribution by the Government and all officials.
Obama Asue is taking advantage of these visits to give instructions and advice from H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo taken from the latest Council of Ministers, highlighting the need to control and increase income from departments, in relation to the fight against corruption and the reduction of unnecessary costs.
The National Economic Conference, soon to be held in our country, also had a place in these meetings. The Prime Minister affirmed that during the conference there would be a study on the new tax concepts that will affect to national economy.
Another of the matters covered during these meetings was the lack of punctuality and permanence it posts by a significant number of officials. Furthermore, he added that the general secretaries, director generals and general inspectors have to play a significant role in order to improve the operation of the State Civil Administration, promoting among personnel under them respect for the hierarchy, State property, and compliance with the working timetable.
Furthermore, the Head of Administrative Coordination read Decree 2467/1968, of 9th October 1968, through which Spain granted definitive independence to the territory of Equatorial Guinea.
During the meetings, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Public Administration and Administrative Reform, Faustino Ndong Esono.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office