On 16th October, following a brief break for the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Equatorial Guinea National Independence, the members of the Permanent Commission on Infrastructures, Communication , Transport and New Technologies continued their work on the Draft General Law on Road Transport.
The commission, which is moderated by the senator Demetrio Elo Ndong Nsefumu, and which has the President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono and the Second Vice-President of the Institution, Agustin Nze Nfumu, as members, continued to look in carefully and exhaustively at the Draft General Law on Road Transport, in order to eradicate any possible incongruence that may be found in the document, with the contributions and amendments necessary in order to improve and enrich this legal instrument, which aims to improve road conditions on by implementing quality services and achieving greater dynamism in the sector.
On this day, the members of the commission, remaining faithful to their methodology, continued to use the documents in their power to obtain a suitable text, both in terms of substance and form, and used the report from the Ad Hoc Commission, which was created to provide a preliminary analysis of the project, together with the minutes issued by the Chamber of Deputies to the Senate, and the original document for the draft put by the Government before Parliament, in order to carry out a comparative study that will allow the creation of the final instrument.
Specifically, the work began with a review of article 89, which refers to the setting up and activities covered in chapter five on the road transport stations, which was adopted with sight amendments and rewording, while article 90 underwent a small change in form. Articles 91, 92 and 95, included in chapter six on the leasing of vehicles, were amended with slight changes.
Chapter seven, which refers to removals, and eight, which speaks about the sanctioning regime and control over road transport, were changed, and the commissioners had a lengthy debate on articles 100, 101 and 102, which indicate the responsibility for violations by the drivers of vehicles, their classification and penalties, in accordance with the offence committed,; articles which were adopted with small modifications, while the commission agreed to consult the Government of article 103, which refers to sanctioning powers.
Articles 104 and 105, included in the second chapter of the control document, and which refer to resources and the control of documents, and articles 106 and 107, which speak about the details of signage, and the conservation of documents, were not amended.
With respect to the provisions, the members of the commission adopted the additional provisions from the Chamber of Deputies, the first transitory provision from the Government, the second and third transitory provisions from the versions from the Lower Chamber, while the repeal was kept without amendment, with the final provisions from the Chamber of Deputies awaiting consultation of the Government version.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office