Congo President, PM name government for first time since December poll win
August 26, 2019 01:15 PM NPT
KINSHASA, Aug 26: Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi and his prime minister named a new government for first time since winning an election last December, a statement from prime minister Illunga Illunkamba’s office said on Monday.
The mining portfolio went to Willy Samsoni, a former mines minister in the local government of Haut Katanga province, while Democratic Republic of Congo’s former director general of taxes Sele Yalaghuli was named finance minister.
Ngoy Mukena, a close ally of former president Joseph Kabila, was named Defence Minister.