Third day of work for Permanent Commission on Energy

For the third day running the work continued on the preliminary study of the Draft Law on Mines in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, overseen by the First Spokesperson for the Table, Atanasio Ela Ntugu Nsa, and moderated by the President, Teresa Efua Asangono.

The study of this legal instrument began with a short summary of the work done on the previous day, by Atanasio Ela Ntugu Nsa, who in the presence of Efua Asangono, indicated the amendments and conclusions resulting from the debates held by the members of the Permanent Commission on Energy, Industry, Mines and Tourism, together with the concerns raised during the preliminary study of this legal tool, for which clarification is expected from the Government during its appearance.

The observations of the members of the commission continue to be focused on the various titles, chapters and general provisions of the explanatory memorandum for this legal instrument.

The work on this day once again focused on articles 12 and 13, which refer to the obligation for the education and training of national personnel, and the collaboration of contractors in the identification of social projects.

The senators then looked at article 14, which refers to the jurisdiction of the State. Furthermore, the senators agreed to modify the text of article 19 and request clarification by the Government regarding some aspects included, while article 18 was removed and its content added to the section on additional provisions. Due to the delicate nature of the matter of land ownership covered by article 20, another commission was formed to look at its rewording, while articles 21, 22, 23 and 24 were adopted without amendments.

On the same day the members of the Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy, International Cooperation and African Integration, led by Efua Asangono, met to review the contents of the memorandum of cooperation between the Parliament of Equatorial Guinea and the National Assembly of the Republic of Guinea Conakry, whose leaders will make a courtesy visit to our country from 29th October to 2nd November, to set out ties of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

The members of the commission also used the occasion to outline all the details in preparations for the official visit to be made by Claude Kory Kondiano, president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Guinea Conakry, at the invitation of the Senate.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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