July 20, 2024

DR Congo: Governor Grâce Bilolo announces 10-member provincial government for Kongo Central, including sole female minister

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DR Congo: Governor Grâce Bilolo announces 10-member provincial government for Kongo Central, including sole female minister

DR Congo: Governor Grâce Bilolo announces 10-member provincial government for Kongo Central, including sole female minister

Governor Grâce Nkuanga Bilolo unveiled the provincial government lineup on the evening of Friday, July 5th, marking a pivotal moment in regional governance.

The newly appointed government comprises 10 ministers, as mandated by law, with Carole Kiatazabu notably being the sole woman in the cabinet.

Kiatazabu, previously the Honourable Minister of Education, has been reassigned to oversee Hydrocarbons, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Family and Children, Communications, and serve as the government’s spokesperson.

Here is the full composition of the provincial government:

  1. Minister of Finance, Economy, Industry, Craftsmanship, and SMEs: Joyce Luyeye Ndokolo
  2. Minister of Planning, Budget, Public Service, PTNTIC, and Digital: Dr. Rémy Nsangu Khonde
  3. Justice, Human Rights, Mines, Transport, Communication, and Foreign Trade: Edouard Samba Nsitu
  4. Minister of Portfolio, Land Affairs, Tourism, Culture, Arts, New Citizenship, and Kongo Translation: Jean Cornelis Vela
  5. Minister of Interior, Security, Territory, and Customary Affairs: Constant Manvidila
  6. Minister of Education, Energy, Water Resources, Relations with Provincial Assembly, Youth, Sports, and Leisure: Thomas Kiakokua
  7. Minister of Hydrocarbons, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Family and Children, Communications, and Government Spokesperson: Carole Kiatazabu
  8. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Rural Development, Urban Planning, and Habitat: Fiston Lubaki
  9. Minister of Infrastructure, Public Works, Reconstruction, and Land Use Planning: Jacques Khonde Mombo
  10. Minister of Health, Environment, Nature Conservation, Social Affairs, Social Security, Labor, and Youth Employment Opportunities Creation: Mbote Yobila Ovidé

Governor Grâce Bilolo’s administration reflects a diverse array of expertise and responsibilities, aimed at addressing the multifaceted needs of Kongo Central.

The inclusion of Carole Kiatazabu as a pivotal figure underscores efforts towards gender parity and inclusive governance in the region.

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