analysis. Four months after the collapse of the alliance between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Kabila, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was finally in power. He faces a huge challenge.
largeThe page is open. On Monday, April 12, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Félix Tshisekedi appointed a government fully dedicated to his cause. “Female representatives: 27%. Average age: 47. New figures: 80%. Priorities: safety, health, education, justice, agriculture, fisheries and breeding, economy, election process, infrastructure, digitization”, on Twitter Summarized the new Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde appointed on February 15.
Indeed, it is less bloated, more feminine, and younger. The presidential decree read by Félix Tshisekedi spokesperson Kasongo Mwema on National Television (RTNC) showed that the new executive officer of the “National Sacred Alliance” proposed after weeks of negotiations and bargaining has 56 members, including 14 women. The outgoing team lined up with 66 members. The first act of this new government absolutely turned Tshisekedi’s five-year term began in January 2019 after his first day of election to the nation, and passed the mark of defeat in the alliance with Joseph Kabila.
Since launching a political offensive against his former allies on December 6, President Tshisekedi and his supporters finally succeeded in overthrowing most of the former President Joseph Kabila in a debauchery stance.
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The new government must now face severe challenges, commensurate with the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the most unstable: the East kills civilians every day, fights corruption, and pays depreciation taxes for the current huge demand. The “partners” and “donors” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo undertake… the relatives of former opposition figures Moïse Katumbi and Jean-Pierre Bemba occupy the strategy position.
Eve Bazaïba, Secretary General of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) of Mr. Bemba, was appointed as Minister of the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister. During the next summit in response to global warming, Ms. Bazaiba will be responsible for the role of the currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is home to a large part of the forest in the Congo Basin.
It is also a close friend of the member of MLC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba, who took over Jean-Jacques Mbungani (Jean-Jacques Mbungani) of the Ministry of Health. It has an important position in many countries with overlapping epidemics: Covid-19, tuberculosis, malaria, etc. Christophe Lutundula, a supporter of Moïse Katumbi, has been appointed as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Another lieutenant of the former governor of Kadan California, Christian Mwando, took over the planning department.
On another level, the President has strengthened his control over the security institutions: the Secretary of Defense is a retired general, Gilbert Kabanda has a close relationship with the President, and the Ministry of the Interior is the Deputy Secretary-General of the League for Democracy Daniel. Aslo Okito (Daniel Aselo Okito) Presidential Party and Social Progress (UDPS). The Ministry of Finance and Education is also entrusted to supporters of the head of state. The former head of state chief of staff Vital Kamerhe (Vital Kamerhe) party was sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption, and it retains important budget and land affairs departments.
Viewers with the name “Kabilie” from the relatives of former President Joseph Kabila will be rewarded. Their leader, Jean-Pierre Lihau (Jean-Pierre Lihau) was appointed Minister of Civil Service, at the rank of Deputy Prime Minister.
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With the support of the Americans and the European Union, Felix Tshisekedi, 57, is now free to execute his plan: fight corruption and suffering, which affects two-thirds of the population , And brought peace to the east of the country, violence by armed groups. The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been turbulent for nearly three decades. There are about a hundred armed groups active there, including the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Muslim armed group from Uganda that has taken root in the Beni area and is now particularly deadly.
Georges Kapiamba of the Association for Judicial Assistance (ACAJ) protested: “The absence of the government is hindering and destroying this country in crisis, especially the security situation.” In view of Felix Tsisek With the speed at which Félix Tshisekedi overthrew the old majority, the Congolese couldn’t imagine that the current Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde’s government would take a long time to come out. But this did not take into account certain constraints of Congo’s policy, especially the paranormal.
For the ACAJ, “The delay in establishing the Sama Lukonde government was mainly due to the carelessness, recklessness, irresponsibility and greed of most of the politicians who joined the National Sacred Alliance. They wanted to maintain their presence in the government or emigrate from the parliament. The government, or eventually get a large portfolio of ministerial-level investments and do their best to enable them to turn it into ATMs or home backyards. “Family,” Georges Kapiamba said at a press conference. Another civil society actor pointed this out: “The fact is that the people who ran to the Holy Alliance did not think of Congo, but of themselves. This is what they don’t want to tell us, we know and we are looking at you,” Jean ·Claude Katende (Jean-Claude Katende) said.