Head of State The President of the Republic forms the National Committee for the Study of the Reform of the Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea After several meetings with the political leaders of the opposition in order to deal with the national political situation, and especially on the reform of the Countrys Constitution, already announced previously, the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has signed, in the city of Bata, the Decree-Law by which the Committee is constituted that will be in charge of these changes.

11/05/2011

The President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, announced by means of Decree no. 84-2011, of May 9, the constituting of a National Committee that will be in charge of the Study of the Reform of the Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea. The city of Annobon was the site chosen for this work.

The Committee is made up by the members of the Government with the leaders of the political parties legally recognized in the country. It will be the second important national event that will be held on the island of Annobon, which was the site of the celebrations last October 12, Day of National Independence. The complete text of this decree is attached below:

Decree no. 84-2011, of May 9, by which the National Committee for the study of the Reform of the Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea is constituted.

Having examined the rich experience acquired by the People of Equatorial Guinea, the political forces of the nation and the political and administrative institutions established according to the will of the people, in order to establish political pluralism in the country from the time of putting into effect the Constitutional Reform in 1991;

Considering the political maturity acquired since then by the People of Equatorial Guinea, in the political process of the country, exercising as far as possible all the practices of the modern democracies, which advises today the broadening to the utmost of the legal framework for the exercise of all the freedoms, giving the most extensive opportunities of political participation to all Equatorial Guineans;

Considering in turn the responsibilities that are attributed to me as arbitrator and moderator of the democratic process of the country, which watches over the peace, political stability and collective life of the nation as a whole;

By virtue of this and with the purpose of scrutinizing in depth the minimum aspirations of the people in order to satisfy their legitimate ambitions and in use of the attributions that are conferred on me by the Fundamental Law of the State in matters of constitutional revision,

I HEREBY DECREE:

Article 1. The National Committee is hereby constituted to study the Reform of the current Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea for the purpose of creating a broader spectrum of participation of the people in the management of the administration of the good of the community.

Article 2. The National Committee for the Reform of the Fundamental Law of Equatorial Guinea is structured as follows:

Chairman: Mr. Martín Ndong Nsue.

First Vice Chairman: Mr. Clemente Engonga Onguene.

Second Vice Chairman: Alfonso Nsue Mokuy.

First Secretary: Mr. Vicente Ehate Tomí.

Second Secretary: Mr. Filiberto Ntutumu Nguema.

Third Secretary: Mr. Tamarite Burgos.

Committee Members:

1. Ángel  Esono Abaga.

2. Antonio Nzambi Nlonga.

3. María Teresa Avoro Nguema.

4. Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama.

5. Fernando Engonga Obama.

6. Carlas Nze Nsuga.

7. Epifanio Muños Gerona.

8. Purificación Buharí  Lasakero.

9. Santiago Esua Nko.

10. Secundino Nvono Avomo.

11. Eusebio Ipico Penda.

12. Trinidad Mbulito Mesaka.

13. Gaudencio Mohabá Mesu.

14. Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang.

15. Daniel Darío Martínez Ayacaba.

16. Francisco Mabale Nseng.

17. Francisco Mba Oló Bahamonde.

18. Miguel Mba Nseng Mikue

19. Santiago Ondo Ntugu Anguesomo.

20. Buenaventura Monsuy Asumu.

21. Plácido Mikó Abogo.

22. Carmelo Mba Bakale.

23. Pedro Cristino Bueriberi Bokesa

24. Tomas Mechera Fernández Galilea

25. Salvador Nguema Mangue.

Article 3. The Committee will carry out the study of the Reform of the Fundamental Law for ten days, and its work headquarters will be in the city of San Antonio de Palé, capital of the province of Annobon.

Article 4. The final report of the study of the reform will be executed by means of the document signed by the leadership of the Committee, which will be officially delivered to the President of the Republic, in order to proceed according to the instituted legal requirements.

Annulment Provision:

Any provisions of equal or lower rank that oppose the provisions of this decree are annulled.

Final Provision:

This decree enters into effect at the time of its signing and its publication by the national informative media.

I hereby order, through this decree, given in the city of Bata on the ninth day of the month of May of the year 2011.

FOR A BETTER GUINEA

Signed: Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic.

 

Text of the news article: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene.

Equatorial Guinea's Press and Information Office (D.G. Base Internet).