Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has dissolved the Ministry of Public Works, Equipment, and Infrastructure, according to Prime Minister Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.
The decision was made in response to “many complaints” from citizens about the deterioration of urban roads, according to the PM.
“The President of the Republic Ali Bongo Ondimba expresses his anger at the slowness, constantly observed and denounced by him, in the rehabilitation of the national road network,” Ms Raponda said, making the declaration in a recorded video released to the media.
The President directed the establishment of a department within the Prime Minister’s office to take over the operations and personnel of the dissolved ministry.
An upper-middle-income country with a population of two million people (2017), Gabon is rich in natural resources and is the fifth largest oil producer in Africa. According to the World Bank, its economy is driven by oil and manganese.
Gabon, an upper-middle-income country with a population of two million people in 2017, is rich in natural resources and Africa’s fifth largest oil producer. According to the World Bank, oil and manganese drive its economy.