On 2nd November the swearing-in ceremony took place before the President of the Republic, Head of State and Government, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the People’s Palace in Malabo.
All the judicial personnel in Judicial Power and some extraordinary plenipotentiary ambassadors recently appointed by the Head of State were sworn in, as is required under judicial regulations.
The Magistrates from the Supreme Court of Justice, the Constitutional Court and the Deputy Attorney General of the Republic swore in one by one, while the attorneys, magistrates and presidents of the provincial courts, judges, director generals of offices and protocol, together with the secretaries of all bodies of Judicial Power, raised their hands collectively before the first magistrate of the nation.
The act took place in the presence of the presidents of constitutional bodies, among them David Nguema Obiang Eyang, President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Anatolio Nzang, Attorney General of the Republic, and Fermin Nguema Esono, President of the Constitutional Court, the Prime Minister, Charged with the Administration, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and other members of the Government and advisers to the head of State’s Office.
In his reflections, the President of the Republic appealed to the values of professional ethics and responsibility in the administration of justice throughout the country.
He also denounced the practice of corruption and illegal enrichment, and pointed out that the population had lost its trust in justice.
Fir his part, the President of the Senior Council of Judicial Power invited the auditorium to reflect together on the problem, in order to find a speedy solution.
After wishing those swearing in success in their new posts, the Head of State spoke to those responsible for the three State powers in attendance, and the ceremony concluded.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office