DR Congo PM Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba resigns

KINSHASA, Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba officially handed in his resignation to President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday evening, according to the presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In a brief statement made at the end of his audience with the president, the Congolese Prime Minister said he had drawn the consequences of the evolving political situation in the country.

Sylvestre Ilunga thanked the Head of State as well as former President Joseph Kabila who had proposed him for the post of Prime Minister.

This resignation follows the dismissal by the vote of parliamentarians on Wednesday, as 367 of the 500 deputies in parliament voted for the removal of the Prime Minister and his government.

Members of parliament listed several grievances against the Prime minister, including poor governance, the inability to resolve the issues that the country faces, including insecurity in the eastern part of the country.

President Felix Tshisekedi plans to set up a new government after the announcement he made in December 2020 to end the FCC-CACH coalition.

Several FCC (pro-Kabila) members including some ministers and deputies have joined the camp of President Felix Tshisekedi who is trying to implement his own governance program for the rest of his term.

Source: Ghana News Agency



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