Land Transport Companies in Equatorial Guinea Informed of Government Regulations and Licensing Mandates
Feliciano Micha Nguema Abang Convenes Meeting to Communicate Government Requirements to Land Transport Companies in Equatorial Guinea
Feliciano Micha Nguema Abang, the General Director of Post Offices and Land Transport in Equatorial Guinea, has convened a meeting with the heads of land transport companies in the country to communicate new government requirements for the sector.
The meeting aimed to convey essential authorizations that these companies must obtain from the relevant authorities to ensure legal compliance. BNN Breaking gathered that the overarching theme was the need for collaboration between the government and land transport companies to ensure legal and regulatory adherence. Nguema Abang urged companies to work together with regulatory authorities to align their operations with the established legal framework, promoting transparency, accountability, and stability within the land transport sector.
Clarification of Government Mandates
During the meeting, Nguema Abang noted that only a limited number of companies are registered within his department and cautioned that non-compliance to the new rules could lead to sanctions. He, however, expressed the government’s intention to collaborate and seek mutual benefit rather than punitive measures.
Legal Framework and Compliance
It should be noted that the Ministry of Transport’s requirements for companies are outlined in Law No. 4/2018, General Road Transport in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, specifically in articles 34 and 55. Nguema Abang reiterated that the objective is not to burden companies financially, but to ensure the legality of their operations, benefiting both the companies themselves and the government.
Third-Party Contracts and Subcontractors
The meeting also shed light on the practice of certain companies contracting others, such as TotalEnergies, for transportation services. To maintain the integrity of services and ensure subcontractors’ adherence to the legal framework, Nguema Abang recommended that companies engaging subcontractors require them to obtain proper transport licenses. This measure aims to prevent service disruptions and ensure a comprehensive understanding of legal compliance throughout the supply chain.
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