Guinea Bissau – After announcing during a speech to the nation yesterday, the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau officiated on Tuesday the resignation of the government headed by Baciro Djá.
The presidential decree of José Mário Vaz alleges that the government of Djá failed to “approve the main instruments of governance, namely, the Government Program and the State Budget.”
Another justification of the Guinean President has to do with the need for the formation of an “inclusive” Government, within the framework of the ECOWAS Roadmap and the Conakry Agreement, which stipulate some guidelines for ending the political crisis. On the other hand, decree number 09/2016 speaks of the need for the fulfillment of the constitutional duty of the Head of State as “the guarantor of the normal functioning of the institutions of the Republic”.
José Mário Vaz’s point of view is “to avoid [the] greater degradation of the political situation and create the best conditions to face the economic-financial and social impacts of the crisis.”
Guinea Bissau -President José Mário Vaz Appoints Six New Ambassadors
The Guinea-Bissau President has appointed six new Ambassadors to Guinea-Bissau on Friday to hold functions in Belgium, Nigeria, Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea-Conakry and The Gambia.
José Mário Vaz appointed Carlos Edmilson Marques Vieira as Guinean ambassador to Ethiopia, Ernesto Muntaga Djaló for Guiné-Conacri, Henrique Adriano Silva for Nigeria, Pedro Maria Mendes da Costa for Algeria and Bailo Cassamá for The Gambia. The Ambassador Henrique Adriano Silva
Is in the position of representing Guinea-Bissau to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Similarly, Ambassador Carlos Edmilson Marques Vieira holds the position of Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the African Union.
In two other presidential decrees, the Guinean president exonerated from office the ambassadors of Guinea-Bissau in Brazil and in France, respectively Eugénia Pereira Saldanha de Araújo and Hilia Garez Gomes Lima Barber. For their places new figures will be named berevemente, as the GBissau learned from a governmental source.
Guinea Bissau – The Moment Head of Government and President of ANP return from Senegal
The head of the Guinean Government and the President of the National People’s Assembly, Umaro Sissoko Embaló and Cipriano Cassama respectively, returned to the country on Sunday after having responded to an invitation from Senegalese President Macky Saal , About the attempt to find a solution to the political crisis.
Arrived at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport, Cipriano Cassama, said that the time has come to turn the political page in Guinea-Bissau.
Parliament’s leader also reaffirmed parliamentary support for the new government and called on political parties to help unlock the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.
New Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embaló and ANP President Cipriano Cassamá were on Saturday in Dakar, Senegal. Cassamá said that he had gone there as the new president of the African Parliamentary Union which brings together 43 African countries.
This was Umaro Sissoco’s first trip abroad as the new prime minister of Guinea-Bissau. He is the fourth figure to hold this position since July 2014, at the beginning of this term.
Domingos Simões Pereira, Carlos Correia and Baciro Djá have already performed the same functions, but none of them managed to survive the present Guinean crisis.
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