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Cyril Mutombo:  » subcontracting is an opportunity, not a problem »

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Cyril Mutombo: " subcontracting is an opportunity, not a problem"

Barrick Country Director and Kibali Gold Mines SA, Cyril Mutombo, is of the opinion that the law on outsourcing is not a problem but rather an opportunity. He was a panelist of the second Round Table of this first day of work of the International Forum Makutano 5. This exchange focused on the question: « outsourcing, a law and after? « 

If subcontracting is an opportunity for Congolese subcontractors to emerge, it requires support from foreign companies investing in the country. Cyril Mutombo spoke of the concrete example of Kibali Gold Mines which propelled all the subcontracting companies working with it.

« In Kibali, we began to propel our outsourcing companies even before the law was promulgated. Because for us, the well-being of our employees is a priority. Our concept is built around the partnership, « he said to the participants.

Indeed, the construction of the last hydropower plant made entirely by a Congolese workforce is a success and a model for other investors. To achieve this, Kibali applied a policy of transfer of skills to the premises.

To the Barrick country director, « Our first plant was built entirely by international experts, but Congolese had attended. For the second center, Congolese were gradually associated but not on a large scale. It is only with the third power station that knew essentially the Congolese workforce.  »

If there is a consensus on the fact that the law was made in haste, it should be done with, to apply it as such. Cyril Mutombo encourages foreign investors not to wait for the law to think about the emergence of companies. But to make it a priority especially as it is the responsibility of these investors.

Nadine FULA

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Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

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Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

The Presidential Clinic of the Cité de l’Union africaine has a new Pavilion. This building, named after the First Lady of the Republic, Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, was inaugurated on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Pavilion is equipped with the latest generation of state-of-the-art equipment capable of treating a maximum of 100 patients per day. It includes two hospital rooms, two consultation booths, a sampling room, a laboratory and a reception area equipped with 25 seats.

Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

Two highlights marked the inauguration ceremony presided over by the First Lady.

First of all, the occasional word from the medical director, Dr. Joseph Kangudia Mbaya, who paid tribute to the Head of State, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, for his clearly expressed commitment to the country’s overall development, particularly in the health and well-being sector.

This Brigade general indicated that the inauguration of the Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi Pavilion is in line with the logic of continuing the materialization of an old project to provide the presidential clinic with the necessary and modern infrastructure for its proper functioning.

The symbolic ribbon was cut by the First Lady to the frenetic applause of the medical staff and patients present at the site.

Kinshasa: the Presidential Clinic with a new Pavilion

This ceremony ended with a visit to the various departments of the new pavilion. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi signed the guest book marking her visit to the African Union Presidential Clinic, the second since the inauguration of her husband, Head of State Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

Nadine FULA

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DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

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DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

DOCUMENT] – The Insurance Regulatory and Control Authority (ARCA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo reminds us of the scrupulous respect of article 286 of Law No. 15/005 of 17 March 2015 on the Insurance Code. It published a circular note on 6 September 2019 for the attention of authorised insurance operators. Below, the content:

DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

DRC: ARCA reminds the respect of article 286 of the Insurance Code!

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DRC: Bussa notes the invalidity of the orders issued by the temporary worker in Foreign Trade

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DRC: Bussa notes the invalidity of the orders issued by the temporary worker in Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade Minister Jean-Lucien Bussa Tongba has just put an end to a series of flagrant irregularities in certain acts committed during the interim period. The latter violated the Prime Minister’s formal injunction given to the temporary workers on 22 March 2019 to refrain from making arrests pending the installation of the new Government.

Legalistic, the new Minister of Foreign Trade found in the remission files and repeated a series of ministerial orders issued during this period of current business being conducted by the acting minister.

Without, however, annulling them by a contrary act, Jean-Lucien Bussa merely declared them invalid. This means that they are considered null and void.

« Any economic operator concerned by these provisions is requested, as of today, to contact the services of the office of the Minister of Foreign Trade for a review of the files in accordance with the regulations in force« , according to an official press release dated 10 September 2019 received by Zoom Eco.

For Minister Jean – Lucien Bussa, it is a question of maintaining the momentum of the business climate through efficient regulation of imports and exports, in the best interests of the Republic.

It therefore invites the Secretary General for Foreign Trade, the General Directorate of Customs and Excise (DGDA), the Congolese Control Authority (OCC), the General Directorate of Migration (DGM) and the Directorate of the National Programme for Border Hygiene (PNHF), each in its own right, to comply with these provisions and to ensure their prompt implementation.

Emilie MBOYO

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