Senate plenary session meeting

The ten points making up the working programme for the senatorial parliamentary work in the First Ordinary Period of Sessions 2019 were approved on 1st February by the Senate plenary session, after being debated at length and in detail.

The plenary session was overseen by the First Vice-President of the Senate, A´┐Żngel Serafin Seriche Dougan, and began with a reading of the draft agenda by the first Secretary of the Table, Martin Crisanto Ebee Mba.

Following that, deliberations began in which the senators analysed in depth the draft agenda, which includes the Draft law to modify specific articles of law number 2/2014, of 28th July, on Civil State Officials; the Liquidation of the General State Budgets for 2018; the Ratification and Membership of International Conventions and Agreements; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; the Reciprocal Exemption Agreement for Visas for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia; the membership of our country of the organisation of African Gendarmeries; the Minamata Convention and the Nagoya Protocol were other documents that will be analysed in second reading, once submitted to the Senate by the Lower Chamber.

The working programme for the First Ordinary Period of Sessions, in addition to also including the proposed law on the family code, the study of which began in the second period of sessions last year, covers the Government control sessions, the appearances by other institutions and authorities before the plenary session and commissions, the reports from senate delegations abroad, files of complaints and requests, any other business, and the petitions and requests section.

The proliferation of delinquency recorded in the country has also taken up space for the plenary session, and the senators agreed to organise a single-issue meeting to fully analyse this anti-social phenomenon, at which an institutional declaration will be adopted so that the competent authorities and services can seek mechanisms to put an end to this social scourge.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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