Gabon's President, Omar Bongo Ondimba, named Jean Eyeghe Ndong as his new prime minister on Friday, the day after the president was sworn in for another term, an official announcement said.
The new government will make the promotion of the country's economic development, social justice, public security, public health and education its primary concerns, said Ndong after accepting the nomination.
It will be an open government, and it will work hard and earnestly to gain the people's trust, he added.
Ndong, 60, was a deputy finance minister dealing with privatizations in a previous government under Jean-Francois Ntoutoume Emane. He is also a consultant to the municipal government of Libreville and a senator.