Government Prime Minister presents draft laws before Chamber of Deputies On Friday 24th, in Bata, the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, appeared before the Chamber of Deputies to present various draft laws and agreements, so that they can be approved following study.

25/02/2017

Obama Asue presented before the Chamber of Deputies five draft laws and two international agreements. These are the Draft Law creating the province of Djibloho, whose capital will be called Ciudad de la Paz; Draft Law modifying articles 9 and 240 of Law number 1/2003, of 28th February, Local Administration Regulations; Draft Law raising to the status of urban district some areas in the cities of Malabo and Bata, and some people's councils.

Draft Law modifying articles16, 34, 82, 173, 220 and 223 of the current law regulating Elections to the Chamber of Deputies, Senate, Municipalities, and Referendums in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. There is also a Draft Regulatory Law for fishing and aquaculture.

Together with the ratification document for the agreement on State measures designed to prevent and eliminate illegal, undeclared or unregulated fishing, and the ratification document for the agreement on the application of provisions under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, from 10 to 12, 1992, relating to the conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks.

After the presentation, the three groups which make up the Lower Chamber, in accordance with the Law, gave their points of view. The The coalition group and the PDGE backed the projects presented by the Prime Minister, which reaffirmed that they are judicial instruments to boost progress in the country. The mixed group, however, voted against.

The Prime Minister, accompanied by various members, thanked and congratulated the two groups who supported the Government proposals, and used the moment to clarify certain doubts put forward by the parliamentarians.

Text: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (DGPWIGE)
Photos: Julián Engonga (Prime Minister's Press Office)
Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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