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    The Congo DRC Government of national unity is in line with the recommendations of the national consultations. It is composed of three Deputy Prime Ministers, two Ministers of State, 32 Ministers and 10 Deputy ministers.

    Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon

    Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon


    Prime Minister:

    Augustin MATATA PONYO Mapon

    Deputy Prime Ministers:

    Interior and Security: Evariste Boshab MABUJ-MA-BILENGE
    PT & ICT: Thomas Luhaka LOSENDJOLA
    Employment, Labour & Social Welfare: Willy MAKIASHI

    Ministers of State:

    Budget: Michel Bongongo Ikoli Ndombo
    Decentralization & Customary Affairs: Salomon Banamuhere Baliene


    Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation Raymond TSHIBANDA N’TUNGAMULONGO
    National Defense and Veterans Affairs: Emile Ngoy MUKENA
    Justice, Minister of Justice & Human Rights: Alexis Thambwe Mwamba
    Relations with Parliament: Tryphon KIN WA Kiey MULUMBA
    Communication & Media: Lambert Mende OMALANGA
    EPSP, Introduction to New Citizenship: Maker MWANGU Famba
    Map & Revolution of Modernity: OLIVIER KAMITATU Etsou
    Public Service: JEAN-CLAUDE Kibala N’KOLDE
    ITPR: Fridolin Kasweshi Musoka
    Finance: Henri YAV Muland
    National Economy: Modeste Bahati Lukwebo
    Environment & Sustainability: WELCOME LIYOTA Ndjoli
    Industry: Germain KAMBINGA KATOMBA
    Agriculture, Fishing & Farming: Isidore KABWE MWEWU LONGO
    Land Affairs: Dieudonné BOLENGETENGE BALELA
    Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo
    Hydrocarbons: Crispin ATAMA TABE
    Energy & Water Resources: Jeannot MATADI NENGA
    Culture & Arts: Baudouin BANZA Mukalayi Sungu
    Tourism: Elvis Mutiri WA Bashara
    Public Health: Dr Felix KABANGE NUMBI
    Higher Education & University: Jean NENGBAGA TSHINGBANGBA
    Planning, Urbanism & Habitat: Omer EGWAKE YANGEMBE
    Transport and Ways of Communications: Justin Kalumba MWANA NGONGO
    Scientific Research & Technology: Daniel madimba KALONJI
    Gender, Family and Children: Bijou KAT N’FUND
    Small & Middle Classes: BOONGO Nkoy
    Rural development: eugène serufuli ngayabaseka
    Youth, Sports & Leisure: SAM LUKONDE Kyenge

    Deputy Ministers:

    Interior: Martine BUKASA NTUMBA
    National Defence: René SIBU Matubuka
    Justice & Human Rights: Mboso Nkodia PWANGA
    Budget: Ernestine nyoka Kayiba
    International Cooperation & Regional Integration: Franck MWENDI MALILA
    Congolese from abroad: Antoine BOYAMBA Okombo
    Energy: Maggy Rwakabuba
    Finance: Albert MPETI Biyombo
    Map: Lisette BISANGANA Ngalamulume
    Post & Telecommunications: Enoch RUBERANGBO Sebineza



    Mr. MATATA PONYO Mapon was born in Kindu in Maniema June 5, 1964, and is a member of the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD). He served as Minister of Finance of the functions of the Democratic Republic of Congo from 19 February 2010 to 18 April 2012, when he was appointed Prime Minister. As Finance Minister, he took the business as the country had entered into a program with the IMF in the framework of the Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC).

    In a global context marked by the negative effects of the international financial crisis, the Minister was able to stabilize the Congolese economy, the main balances were broken for more than five years. Indeed, for the first time in several years, the exchange rate of the Congolese Franc remained stable. It could lead successfully completed the first review of the program. This allowed the DRC to reach the completion point in June 2010, after reaching the decision point in 2003. This has resulted in the cancellation of roughly $ 10 billion of foreign debt .

    Since his appointment, he successfully led several important reforms, some of which have resulted in laws, including a new Customs Code, the Law on Public Finance, the new procurement code, the added tax value … After achievement of the Completion Point, it conducted negotiations with the countries of the Paris Club and commercial creditors for relief to be granted under the HIPC Initiative.

    He launched since 2010 an innovative program of modernization and rejuvenation of the Administration of Finance through a program of recruitment and placement of young academics Congolese recruited highly competitive basis.

    As Finance Minister, he was Chairman of the African Caucus (organization bringing together all the finance ministers of Sub-Saharan International Monetary Fund and the World Bank), and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the ACA (Agency for Trade Insurance in Africa) based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    As Minister of Finance, Mr. Matata Ponyo Mapon was set up in 2011, a strategic team responsible for Doing Business, in order to support the improvement of business climate which is one of the key axes of its policy. reformer deemed rigorous, disciplined, hardworking and discreet, Mr. Matata Ponyo Mapon has, during his term as Minister of Finance, conducted within the framework of good governance – its motto – a fierce fight against corruption and fraud in the management public finance. Which nearly doubled the revenue in two years. This policy allows today the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance from internal resources, projects in the social sectors and infrastructure.

    Invested by the National Assembly dated May 9, 2012, Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon has set in the context of a socio-economic program of the Government three major objectives: the continuation of economic reforms initiated most since 2010; economic recovery; and the restoration of State authority. The Government then engaged courageous actions in the field of public finance and fiscal management. The results are a significant improvement in the macroeconomic framework indicators, especially with an inflation rate of 2.72%, far below the forecast of IMF program agreed to 9%. In this regard, it should be noted that Congo has, for the last time, made a similar inflation rate in 1970, when the rate was 1.7%. He also promoted the banking payroll of civil servants, helping to improve the banking system of the country, but especially to stem the massive fraud that was poisoning the sector.

    In order to ensure the resumption of economic activities, the Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon got down from the government system, improving the business climate. This program resulted in the accession of the DRC to OHADA, in addition to several other incentives including the removal of illegal and multiple taxes. The Prime Minister also conducted policies, supported on government resources for agricultural recovery, rehabilitation of road infrastructure of national and regional interest, reviving the activities of domestic financial institutions at half mast development for two decades; in the case of the Development Finance Corporation (SOFIDE). Anxious to a State meet its obligations, the reform of public administration is among the priorities of the Prime Minister.

    With these policies, the DRC has achieved a growth rate of 8.2% in 2012, against an African average of 5%. It should be stressed that the country will know, a row, a growth rate of almost 7% on average since 2010. This after almost two decades of negative growth.

    Note that all these efforts have had a major disruption, the war in the east of the Republic, which generated huge unexpected expenses, causing a considerable effect of development financing eviction.

    Before the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Matata Ponyo Mapon served in several administrations.

    From 2003 to 2010 as Managing Director of the Central Coordination Office (BCECO), the main government agency set up in 2001 after the resumption of structural cooperation between the DRC and the development community. BCECO, under the Ministry of Finance, allowed to carry out projects in various sectors (education, health, community development, road infrastructure, social protection, electric power) in all provinces of the country, on financing from the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Union, the EIB and the Congolese Government.

    From 2001 to 2003, he was Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, he participated in the development and monitoring of the Government Economic Program which helped stop the hyperinflation experienced by the Congo during the 1990s economic stabilization that had followed had also allowed the country access to the decision point of the HIPC Initiative. From 1988 to 2000 he worked for the Central Bank of Congo (BCC) as Economist. It is particularly busy national accounts, services to the real economy, currency and credit and studies. At the Central Bank, he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee which was mandated reform of the Congolese national currency.

    During the period spent at the BCC, he has conducted several training courses, including the Bank of France, the Central Bank of Peru, the International Monetary Fund in the United States and several other countries and institutions. Moreover, he has traveled extensively in the context of international meetings where he represented his country several times in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

    The Prime Minister holds a monetary and international economics degree from the University of Kinshasa in 1988. He successfully completed course of extensive studies (DEA) in development economics from the University of Kinshasa in 2009.

    The Prime Minister is particularly interested in issues of economic development, good governance, the business climate and public resource mobilization.

    He is married and is father of 4 children.


    In its statement issued Monday, July 18, 2016, at its headquarters in the town of Limete, the AETA (Action for transparent and peaceful elections), a platform of NGOs in civil society, is categorical: “Six months the constitutional deadline, it is still possible to successfully holding the presidential elections in compliance with the deadline imposed by the constitution, provided substantial support to financial, logistical and technical are made by both the government and the international community. ”

    To get there, it will establish an emergency procedure, simplified, flexible and convenient as in the past, or in 1960, when elections were held shortly before the adoption of the electoral law. This involves in particular: the use of more reliable existing electoral roll; the development of flexible and simplified mechanisms at the local territorial administration for quick registration of new major; the creation within the consulates of the Congo, recording cells Congolese living abroad to effective technical support for the reconstruction of reliable and credible electoral register; the concrete commitment of the international community for an appropriate logistical support and the provision of financial resources
    required in real time.

    Some relevant recommendations

    From the above, the experts of the civil society members and non-members of AETA recommend to the President to use his powers for holding, within the constitutional period of the presidential election which will devote peaceful democratic transition in the DRC.

    The Government of the Republic, they advise, first, to respect the election financing plan approved in December 2015, allocating to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) all arrested appropriations from US $ 300 million to organize presidential elections by December 2016. Then, redefine the disbursement plan adopted in December 2015, whereas the election of the President of the Republic shall be organized as a priority and to devote the necessary means and in right time.

    Moreover, experts from the civil society members and non-members of AETA ask Parliament to make available, at the earliest, the electoral law pending the review, and to exercise its prerogatives to the monitoring and constitutionally control of funding of INEC and fiscal governance thereof.

    At the National Independent Electoral Commission is asked to publish independently and in compliance with the Constitution an exceptional electoral calendar for the presidential election. Similarly, political parties adhere to rationally desire to recreate the political consensus through national dialogue based on respect for the Constitution.

    Finally, the AETA urge the Congolese people to mobilize strongly for the respect of the Constitution and the achievement of the major goal of democratic change at December 20, 2016.
    The platform also calls on the Congolese people to adhere to project management of elections by local mobilization of the required funds, facing budgetary deficit it faces.


    Criminals of the worst kind that are currently causing insomnia OPP and nightmares to peaceful inhabitants of Kintambo and Ngaliema continue to report for months, in three neighboring districts. This new triangle of insecurity is located between Jamaica Luka camp and My Country. Grouped in several bands of criminals who for war names Masasi, Commando, Mbeli-Mbeli, Red Brigade, Tungle and others operate on several fronts.
    On a first level, offenders run the streets in the late hours, questioning pedestrians and extorting their valuables. Always walk, they target night owls who, in the early hours of the morning, come back too late nights. Eyes heavy with sleep, staggering slightly dimmed by a glass too, the people of Jamaica and Ma Campagne fall into the clutches of these rogue elements that strip them of their mobile phones, bank notes and other jewelry.

    These criminals, who come from Luka Selembao Camp familiar typography of Jamaica neighborhood where they come before the day, locate all the crossing points between the Makelele river and neighborhood Ma Campagne. At first clash with elements of the police, they borrow steep trails and disappear through the bushes, before returning to their stronghold which would be at the cemetery Kintambo.

    On a second level, the thugs armed with weapons of war, conducting armed robberies in the homes of big
    fortunes of the area not guarded by police and military.
    The Nganda Avenue, porous border between Jamaica and the neighborhood Ma Campagne district, offers an ideal setting for robberies because the darkness that prevails at night in the area. of robbers
    vehicles whose headquarters is based at Camp Luka, indulge in armed extortion. Recall that this is the part
    Ngaliema as licensed criminals had killed a member of the Military High Court, came to exchange a few tickets dollars.
    According users of this road, the darkness helping, many Packages are perpetrated by bandits lawless.

    Modus operand: simulated car breakdown on this avenue, some shrubs scattered here and there to prevent the danger, forcing other motorists to reduce speed to overcome this obstacle. of the rogue elements including a strong presence these days is found Recently, at Luka camp, then come out of hiding, encircle
    vehicle of potential victims, snapped ignition keys of the automotive and submit their unmarked car running.
    The victims are crying abandoned to their fate, the edge of the road where they lived a live steer. emotion
    felt that night, can not be described without mentioning fear intense that knocked the driver and passengers during those few times when a slightest misstep on their part, could some fatal cases of this robbery.
    Certainly they were unharmed, but depressed and traumatized. he is now the duty of the police to actively seek, find the stolen car and hunt down the bandits who are still on the run.
    On a third level, there domiciliary visits gunmen in My Country. Three Alleys Avenue of the Ring Place
    commercial, to name a few famous arteries very popular, local residents have registered since the beginning of this year of armed robbery by criminals who generally, are assisted and guided to the homes of people
    considered affluent by their neighbors.
    At the provincial police, insecurity recorded these Recently, would likely be the sum of many acts banditry, petty crime, and flight in extremist.
    Bad coincidence, Kinshasa saw the eruption of violence Kuluna stables.
    We can take comfort in the idea that in light of the instructions received National Executive, the police authorities have mobilized their troops to be redeployed foot patrols in Kinshasa, through neighborhoods and towns plagued by insecurity.
    The organization of these patrols, we believe, can lead skirmishes with bandits, hence it is recommended that night walks are limited to those required by emergencies medical and other.


    For the Head of State, this solar plant is a palliative, temporary solution before making the commitment to undertake completion of Katende dam work already carried out at 65%. Also in the governorate installations, Joseph Kabila cut the symbolic ribbon Transkac company, taking on board a bus to the main entrance to the SNCC station to return to the starting point. The President of the Republic program provides today inspection of construction of the regional road Kananga Mbuji-Kalamba. It will return to Kananga on Wednesday where he will receive the notables of the province, before returning to Kinshasa by road the same day

    * The Head of State sent two messages to the people of Kananga. The first is decentralization. “I’d like to ask people to support this process because, ultimately, the goal is the development of the province, in a special way, the country in general.” The second concerns the electoral process. “At the same time, at the end of this month, on July 31, we must begin the enrollment process,” he said, drawing the attention of Kasai on the consequences of the boycott call launched by some politicians particular passage in this city

    The Head of State Joseph Kabila arrived yesterday in Kananga, capital of central Kasai province, where he proceeded in stride at the inauguration of the solar plant built by the South African company Megatron. This fitted solar power plant in the southern governorate of central Kasai province has improved electricity service in the city of Kananga, which was private for over 40 years.

    The Head of State supported his thumb on the “magic button” (the term of the Governor Alex Kande) and electricity expected long ago the waters of the Inga hydroelectric complex and rather Katende river comes the sun . Palliative, temporary solution, is immediately remarked President Joseph Kabila in his speech, with a commitment to undertake completion of Katende dam work already carried out at 65%. Also in the governorate facilities, the Head of State cut the symbolic ribbon Transkac society, and boarded a bus to the main entrance to the SNCC station to return to the point departure. Between the two events, he spoke, through the kanangaise population, Kasai center in particular and the Congolese in general …

    In his performance, while relaxed because Kanangais come to offer him a bath memorable crowd, President Joseph Kabila recalled the commitment made in 2011, during the election campaign. One to return to this city even though its local electoral score is not significant as he had asked her suffrage. He returned there to pay the debt at this time: that of energy. Hence, the project Katende dam to cover the electricity needs for Greater Kasai.

    However, due to the delay in completion of the work, he said he gave bail to the draft submitted to it by the Governor of the central Kasai: the use of solar energy, Kananga having an appropriate degree of sunshine. At this social message, the Head of State added a political message with two specific themes. The first is decentralization. “I’d like to ask people to support this process because, ultimately, the goal is the development of the province, in a special way, the country in general.”

    The second, on the electoral process. “At the same time, at the end of this month, on July 31, we must begin the enrollment process,” he said, drawing the attention of Kasai on the consequences of the boycott call by passing some politicians including Kananga.

    “I would like that this time, you listen to me. Especially you young people who have accompanied us to the airport so far. I know 90% of you do not have a voter card. ” The logical consequence: those who will participate in this process are likely to be candidates in the forthcoming elections. Those who will not do so will be neither voters nor eligible. For the President of the Republic, the primary objective in the medium term, the renewal of the political class.

    visionary leadership

    In his introduction, the Governor Alex Kande – who managed a real achievement in mobilizing its population – welcomes the first visit of Rais in the new central Kasai province. Supporting efforts by the Head of State “to mark the future through Dialogue” which he calls “a pledge of peace and national cohesion,” it renews its commitment to work under his visionary leadership. This leadership called upon to solve, among others, the perennial problem of lack of electricity with its corollary drinking water.

    The formula found is that of coupling the solar plant (for 1 MW) with the power plant (2.5 MW), totaling 3,5MW fully covering the needs of Kananga, which are 1.9 MW. The governor expects the social and economic benefits of improving living of its population.

    Thus, the whole world will have to remember that this is the reign and the leadership of President Joseph Kabila that moved the country and Francophone Central Africa the first symmetrical central “solar-thermal”. He had to do that, the “public-private” partnership Enerkac (Energy Kasai Central) and Snel; production equipment having been delivered by the South African company Megatron. The governor will complete his speech with the announcement of roadworks going to Angola in order to put the province to reach the port of Lobito on the Atlantic.

    Let’s say the program of the President of the Republic provides today inspection of construction of the regional road Kananga Mbuji-Kalamba. It will return to Kananga on Wednesday where he will receive the notables of the province, before returning to Kinshasa by road the same day.