The members of the Permanent Commission on Infrastructures, Communications, Transport and new Technologies, moderated by the senator Demetrio Elo Ndong Nsefumu, is continuing with the study of the second reading of the Draft General Law on Road Transport.
To agree positions on this draft law in order to adapt it, incorporating the necessary enriching aspects in response to the current demands of our country in matters of road transport is one of the directorates of the methodology adopted by the commission, in addition to drawing upon the report submitted by the Chamber of Deputies to that end, the report from the Ad-Hoc Commission assigned to carry out the preliminary study of the draft law and the amendments introduced by the senators, in compliance with the Senate internal regulations.
The legislators are meeting to conduct an exhaustive detailed study of all aspects of the draft law, and they began with the seventh section of the text, which covers auxiliary and complementary activities regarding road transport, in reference to agencies and the activities of mediation corresponding to amended article 74, leaving it covering travel agencies, while 75 was adopted with slight amendments.
Article 78, which indicates that the authorisation permit to carry out the activity of travel agent will be granted by the administrative body competent in matters of tourism, in accordance with its specific regulations, and will establish the procedure for the coordination of actions of the departments affected by the issue of transport, generated a long debate due to the difference in opinions among the commissioners, who finally retained it by consensus, but with slight amendments.
With respect to articles 79, 80, 82, 83 and 87, they were adopted with small changes in form, with article 8 remaining unamended, and articles 84 and 86 being reworded.
The aim of the study of the draft law is the control and maintain in good condition the infrastructures, as was pointed out by the president of the commission, Elo Ndong Nsefumu.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office