Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde had a first contact with the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The meeting discussed the state of the technical department in charge, in order to analyze problems and find solutions to them as soon as possible. The meeting took place on May 28 in the meeting room of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko.
The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde assisted the Delegate Minister, Solomon Nfa Ndong, met on the morning of Thursday, May 28, with the ministerial staff to officially introduce himself, and analyze the performance of the department he leads.
Mba Olo, during his speech, first thanked them for the work they have done so far, despite the difficulties they experienced.
-“I thank all the technicians for the support they have been providing to the prior authorities, who have passed through this department. Currently, the Government is holding various meetings to analyze the abnormalities seen in several government departments, in order to eradicate them as soon as possible. With this observation, I would like to say that it is time to be more professional, and perform the work entrusted to you well,” pointed out the Minister.
Other issues also discussed were absenteeism at work and lack of adherence to the hierarchical administrative rules; corruption and cooperation: “I have been in this department for a short time, but I have already found many divisions and many barriers. I want to encourage all the staff to be more respectful and to focus on their work and collaborate further. Therefore, I invite you to use the word ‘agriculture’ with a single meaning, because I will be very demanding and rigorous.”
The current state of the National Institute of Agricultural Promotion of Equatorial Guinea (INPAGE) was one of the points raised in this meeting. According to the Minister of Agriculture, within this sector a comprehensive review of staff and facilities for the proper functioning of this institution will be held.
This meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the department, Santiago Nseng Mangue and the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, Gregorio Boho Camo, among other authorities of the sector.
Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)
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