On 24th August, in the Ambassadors’ Hall at the People’s Palace, the President of the Republic and First Magistrate of the Nation, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, oversaw the swearing-in ceremony for the new heads of the judiciary, named at the proposal of the Higher Council of the Judiciary, through Presidential Decrees.
David Nguema Obiang Eyang, who up to recently held the post of Chief Prosecutor of the Republic, moved to President of the Supreme Court of Justice, replacing Juan Carlos Ondo Angue.
Fermin Nguema Esono is currently President of the Constitutional Court, replacing Salvador Ondo Nkumu, the current Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, while Anatolio Nzang Nguema now holds a post at the Fiscal Ministry, as Attorney General of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Teresa Efua Asangono and Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies respectively, and members of the Government, Advisers, and Director Generals from the Head of State’s Office.
The President of the Higher Council of the Judiciary, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, called for the professionalisation of the judges, magistrates and attorneys in order achieve effective administration of justice, while pointing out that it is the only power that has not adapted to the current dynamism of the three pillars on which all application of the Rule of Law rests.
Continuing with his observations, he recommended the constant organisation of training courses in order to achieve judicial security, and thus regain the trust of the people regarding their legal directors.
The President did nothing to hide his indignation regarding the corruption in the judicial sector and the illicit enrichment of judges, magistrates and attorneys, to the detriment of those dealt with.
In conclusion, he wished success to the three recently appointed new presidents of bodies within the Judiciary.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office