A plenary meeting of the Upper Chamber of Parliament, overseen by the leader of the institution, Teresa Efua Asangono, accompanied by the Second vice-president, Agustin Nze Nfumu, took place in order to study the single reading of a Draft Law to modify specific articles of Law Number 2/2014, of 28th July, on State Civil Servants.
This law is a legal tool which is considered urgent by the Government, in order to regulate the retirement age and be able to incorporate within the public administration Equatoguinean youth graduating from various universities throughout the world, in addition to intensifying the implementation of labour policy.
The session was attended by the Minister for Public Administration and Administrative Reform, Faustino Ndong Esono Eyang, who during his appearance reported on the aims of this legal instrument; to improve the policies of modernisation of public management and rationalise State resources, through an effective, agile, flexible public administration.
Ndong Esono justified the need to proceed with the review, update and adaptation of articles 116, subparagraph 1,m and 117, from chapter 5, section 1 and 2, referring to forced and voluntary retirement, in response to the constant economic, political and social development experienced in the country.
The senators presented amendments to the substance, and concerns regarding the presentation of motives. Then, the minister explained the reason why the Government was cutting the age of retirement, and clarifications regarding concerns raised by the senate, declaring that the age of retirement for graduate and higher technical officials had been extended by five years, when the administration still considered their work to be useful.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office