The President of Guinea-Bissau calls on parliament to learn from “lessons of the past”

The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, asked on Wednesday July 19 parliamentarians to learn from the “lessons of the past” and that the “mistakes” that marked the ninth and tenth legislature “will not be repeated”.
“The plenary room has benefited from a significant requalification work and has become more beautiful and comfortable, but in addition to the remarkable improvement in the physical conditions of parliamentary work, it is also part of the concept of requalification the effort of the Nation’s deputies to learn from the lessons of the past”, said Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
The Head of State was speaking at the reopening ceremony of the Colinas de Boé Palace, where the National People’s Assembly functions, which has undergone requalification works supported by China.
“I call everyone’s attention so that the mistakes of the past, the serious mistakes that negatively marked both the ninth and tenth legislatures, are not repeated. Blockages to the functioning of parliament and affronts to the head of state will certainly not be tolerated”, warned Umaro Sissoco Embaló, emphasizing that this is the only way to “qualify and dignify” the parliamentary institution.
In his speech, the Guinean President also recalled that this year, on 24 September, Guinea-Bissau celebrated the 50th anniversary of the unilateral proclamation of independence.