participants in the national dialogue got to the heart of the matter

participants in the national dialogue got to the heart of

In Gabon, the 676 participants in the Inclusive National Dialogue (DNI) got to the heart of the matter yesterday, Monday April 8. After a sluggish start for logistical reasons, the committee work has really begun. Each commission and sub-committee has started to go through the files to diagnose the problems by sector and propose lasting solutions for post-transition Gabon.

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Studious atmosphere in all work spaces, writes our correspondent in Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma. Sylvain Mayabith, from the National Organization of Petroleum Employees, is in the subcommittee working on the Labor Code: “ We want job insecurity to end. That work on contracts lasting less than one month stop and that inspectors be given the authority to enforce and respect the notions of the Labor Code. »

Gabon is a country to be remade »

Former presidential election candidate, Joachim Pambo Mbatchi was assigned to the public works commission: “ Gabon is a country that needs to be remade. It will therefore be necessary to propose the construction of roads throughout the national territory, so that localities in Gabon are no longer cut off from the rest of the world. »

At the end of the afternoon, the Archbishop of Libreville, Monseigneur Jean Patrick Iba-ba, president of the Dialogue and the members of his office toured the commissions to ensure the smooth start of the work. As here in the training sub-committee where Célestin Boundzanga is: “ Training is an important part of rebuilding the country, so we are working on it and with good heart! »

This first day was dedicated to the work methodology and until the end of the day, there were still logistical problems, notably the making of the badges.

There is pressure »

Professor Noël Boundzanga chairs the very sensitive political commission, responsible for drafting reforms on power, institutions, elections… He is aware of the issues, he told Sébastien Németh : “ The democratization process has failed. And so, it is normal for the Gabonese to pay attention to what comes out of the Political Commission. There is pressure, which the commissioners feel, but it also seems completely normal to me. In any case, if everyone is ready to respect the texts that will be written and therefore that will come out of there, everything will go well! »

There are always evil spirits who want to circumvent, divert the texts, but what we try to do is first of all to ensure the viability of the texts and produce them in a consensual environment. I think there will be heated, sometimes lively, exchanges on political life. That there are sometimes outbursts of anger cannot surprise me. But outbursts of anger cannot call into question the quality and serenity of the debates. The commissioners know what is at stake in the debate, they know that, in any case, the Gabonese expect clear, clear and precise proposals. And I don’t think anyone will have fun disturbing the order of the discussions, I don’t believe it », he concludes.

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