Congo President, PM name government for first time since December poll win

Published On: August 26, 2019 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

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.

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