Senate Plenary meeting on law on State Civil Servants

On 22nd March the work continued on the study of Draft Law modifying certain articles of Law No. 2/2014, of 28th July, on State Civil Servants.

It came within the course of a plenary session overseen by the leader of the Upper Chamber, Teresa Efua Asangono, accompanied by her First and Second Vice-Presidents, A�ngel Serafin Seriche Dougan Malabo and Agustin Nze Nfumu.

The Government delegation led by A�ngel Masie Mibuy, and including the Minister for Public Administration and Administrative Reform, Faustino Ndong Esono Eyang, and the Vice-Minister, Santiago Nsobeya Barreiros, and senior officials from the department, once again appeared before the Senate to attend the single reading of the Draft Law to modify specific articles of Law Number 2/2014, of 28th July, on State Civil Servants, submitted by the Chamber of Deputies.

The intense debates and concerns raised during the review, update and adaptation of the study of articles 116, subparagraph 1 and 117 from Chapter V, Section i and II, in reference to forced and voluntary retirement covered in the law which is the object of the study, and the responses from Faustino Ndong Esono Eyang, came minutes after the reading of the minutes from the Government-Senate Ad-hoc Commission by the First Secretary of the Table, Martin Crisanto Ebee Mba, which gave details of the reformulation of the third paragraph of the presentation of reasons, through which the Government determines that the age for forced retirement due to chronological age or due to long service is declared officially at 60 years or 35 years of active service, while for level “A” and “B” officials, the age of retirement can extend to 5 more years of effective service.

In that way, and having reached mutual consent between the Government and the Senate, following deliberations and modifications in the form and substance of point 1.2 of articles 116 and 117, the plenary session of the Upper Chamber adopted the legal instrument, the main aim of which is to reduce youth unemployment with the consequent gradual integration within the administration of young qualified people, capable of responding to this new dynamic.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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