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Swearing in of the new State officers of Equatorial Guinea

Posted by – May 23rd, 2012

The two new Vice Presidents, Ignacio Milam Tang and Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, along with the new Prime Minister, Vicente Ehate Tomi and the two new Deputy Prime Ministers, have been sworn into office before the President of the Republic.


The decrees by which they proceeded to the appointment of the new offices are:

In Decree 63/2012 of May 21, His Excellency Ignacio Milam Tang is named Vice President, Head of Presidential Affairs.

In Decree 64/2012 of May 21, His Excellency Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is appointed Second Vice President of the Republic, Head of Defense and State Security.

In Decree 65/2012 of May 21, His Excellency Vicente Ehate Tomi is appointed Prime Minister of the Government, in charge of Administrative Coordination.

In Decree 66/2012 of May21, His Excellency Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, First Deputy Prime Minister is appointed Head of the Political Affairs, Democracy and Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations.

In Decree 67/2012 of May 21, His Excellency Alfonso Nsue Mokuy is appointed Second Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Social and Human Rights Affairs.

Ignacio Milam Tang, the new Vice President of the Republic, occupied until now the responsibility of Prime Minister and Head of the Government. Born in Evinayong in 1940, he has held many public offices throughout his career, such as the Minister of Justice and Religious Affairs, Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of State and Secretary General of the Presidency, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Spain and Prime Minister and Head of Government, a post he has held from 2008 until now.

For his part, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has served for years as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. During his work in this Ministry, many important projects were carried out, such as the National Program for Food Security, the creation of the National Institute of Agricultural Development of Equatorial Guinea; training programs for local farmers and micro-credit plans, and of course, the campaign to replace the nipa roofs with zinc roofs, among others.

Also, the other new leaders haveĀ  previously held important positions in the Government. Vicente Ehate Tomi was Minister of Transportation, Technology, Posts and Telecommunications, before occupying the post of Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency in charge of Administrative Coordination. For his part, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene remains at the Ministry he has led for years, Internal Affairs and Local Corporations.

Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, which until now held the responsibility of Delegate Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, belongs to the opposition party Liberal Democratic Convention (CLD).

We attach the document with the official appointments.


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