DRC Prime Minister addresses conference in Addis Ababa

April 6, 2016 OPINION/NEWS


Darell Maurice

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Matata Ponyo, arrived Saturday 2 April in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, at the head of a large delegation composed of the Minister of Economy, Deputy Ministers of Finance and International Cooperation.

The Congolese PM is taking part in the ninth annual joint meeting of the Technical Committee Specialised Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and integration of the African Union (AU) and the Conference of African Ministers Finance, planning and economic development of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The Congolese Prime Minister is the special guest of the Forum and will be talking about the Congolese experience in development.

For Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who sent the invitation, “the Congolese government has shown a remarkable determination to find local solutions to the socio-economic transformation.” And that is why he invited the head of the Congolese Government to explain the Congolese recipe.

In the same vein, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopez, invited the Congolese Prime Minister to participate in the side event organized on the sidelines of the annual meeting focusing on macroeconomic frameworks in Africa.

The seminar opened with the intervention of Matata Ponyo, with the aim of informing participants about the process of macroeconomic management that he led in post-conflict Democratic Republic of Congo.

Following this the Congolese Head of Executive addressed panelists and other participants who addressed specific and general issues including emerging challenges and opportunities that the continent faces.








Darell Maurice

Darell Maurice is a Journalist based in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city Kinshasa and works for Canal7kintv. He also blogs here.


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