The new executive team at the Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment have taken up their posts, after swearing in before the President of the Republic, His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The ceremony took place on 21st September in the Ambassadors Hall at the People’s Palace in Malabo.
Among those present were the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the presidents of constitutional bodies; the General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, Jerónimo Osa Osa Ecoro; and the Head Coordinator of the Administration, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, among other members of the Government.
Francisca Eneme Efua and Silvestre Abaga Eyang are replacing Nicolás Utondji Akapo and Francisco Santiago Engonga, respectively the former Minister and Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, just a few days after the reconfirmation of the two figures at the same ministerial department, while Jesús Obiang Abaga is the new regional delegate for the same ministerial department in the continental region.
For his part, Manuel Gabilondo Suku also swore loyalty and allegiance to the Head of State as Director General for Multi-sector Coordination and Assistance to the Disabled and the Elderly, at the Ministry for Social Affairs and Gender Equality.
The Head of State and Government, His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was very clear in his reflections, inviting the new ministers to avoid situations of corruption, taking into account that the reshaping of the new government team was due to economic reasons.
The President pointed out that the allocation of responsibilities in the Government does not mean fast an easy enrichment, in defiance of the regulations and laws of the administration.
The Equatoguinean Head of State recommended that the Ministers for the Interior and Local Corporations, and Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, carry out an awareness-raising tour of all local authorities in the country, with the aim of maintaining strict observance and protection of the environment, together with the nation’s sources of income.
Equatorial Guinea is a country with many important sectors, whose rational management can generate huge income in taxation, said the Head of State. In addition to oil as its main resource, agriculture, the forestry sector, fishing, etc., are sectors regulated by the Government through laws and regulations that must be respected by the population.