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    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster


    As part of the international press day scheduled for May 3, the Congolese Union of Women Media (Ucofem) is organising an open competition for young women journalists whose results will be published on the occasion of the 3 may.

    This contest is open to young women journalists up to 30 years of age working in a Congolese press house or in independence on radio, television, print and online. The “young female journalist” award motivates women to persevere in the journalistic profession, it aims to encourage emulation in a rapidly changing sector by supporting the initiatives of all types of media. Ucofem is aware that practising journalism has never been easy in the country like ours where it is difficult to inform the public. However, despite the increasing number of young women in the communication sector, the percentage of women employed in the media in the DRC is still lower. For, according to media monitoring on gender, only about 33% of women work as journalists. Note that the prize will be awarded on May 3, 2018 on the occasion of the celebration of International Press Day. The laureates will be chosen by a jury composed of three persons representing the partners and personalities of Ucofem. Mrs. Mayimona, president of Ucofem, explains, moreover, that there are eligibility conditions for this contest because, there are no roses without thorns. You only have to be at least 30 years old, working in a press organ, to submit content produced between May 7, 2017 and April 18, 2018 taking into account the genre and then fill out the form on the website of the Ucofem who is ucofem@gmail.com. This prize rewards innovations in content, uses and gender in women journalists’ productions.

    #210946

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Journalists from Kinshasa

    Journalists from Kinshasa trained since early April at the Invest Hotel, more specifically from April 4 to 5, on Financial Education, as part of the National Financial Education Program, the PNEF, were presented to the public Wednesday, April 18 2018, in the Great Hall of the Boboto Cultural Center, located in the municipality of Gombe. After a forum on financial notions on the spot, as to refresh the memory of these few journalists and those who had already followed this training before, these men of the media were encouraged by the delivery of a certificate of “multiplier”. Because, they were trained so that they contribute precisely, to the sensitisation of the whole population in the country. Financial education wants to change the behaviour of the population RD. Congolese, through (i) budget management aimed at a wise use of money, (ii) the Credit which must be handled with care, and (iii) the Financial negotiation encouraging the communication with confidence between a client and a banker.

    To tell the truth, some journalists, from several media editorial offices of the Kinshasa City-Province, were interested in the PNEF, with the aim of raising awareness, but also, raising awareness about financial education , so that they speak with ease through their respective organs. In addition, there is talk of federating the media around the National Financial Education Program, so they serve as a relay of financial education to the masses. After receiving a certificate of participation, these journalists now have the heavy burden to bring the population to change their behavior by pushing them every day through their programs, publications and other broadcasts, to adopt the culture of budget management, savings, credit and financial negotiation, which leads to the improvement of individual social welfare and that of our families. Financial education is an excellent way to change the attitude of the R & D population. Congolese, as to the arrangements that will have to be made for the future project, but also for unforeseen situations that may arise at any time. Hence, this education requires wise use of the money one can have, one has learned.

    In the same vein, it is important to emphasize that the appropriation of financial education calls for spending according to a well-established financial plan. In any case, this plan is a tool that allows any individual to think about how to earn more money and above all, how to use it to achieve well-targeted goals. This must therefore take into account the financial priorities for the future, a question of focusing on the essentials. Straightforwardly, putting financial education into practice makes it possible to discipline oneself in spending and save money, while avoiding being in a situation of lack of money. That’s what came out of this training. It must be remembered that the expenses must not exceed the limits of the evaluated budget. Thus, to determine well its priorities and its pursued objectives, are important before establishing its budget, it is also, one of the key notions retained during this formation, before saying that, ” the most important, it n ‘ is not to plan, but to stay within the limits of what is planned according to the budget by respecting the plan ”, it was noted.

    #210947

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Television in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    For a long time, television has been the spearhead of a revolution, say several authors. To date, it is considered a primary source of information around the world. Its management requires a lot of vigilance. Because, it contributes, among others, to the formation of the masses. Not only does it increase general knowledge, but it also extends thinking, strengthens cultural identity and nourishes moral, ethical and intellectual life. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, more precisely in Kinshasa, this sector would still be controlled with a lot of complacency.

    Television remains one of the means par excellence to inform, entertain and educate the masses through its programs. In Kinshasa, television would have turned more towards obscene things, than to contribute to the education of the public. Hold ! From morning till night, they are infamous musics putting a large part of the human body bare, especially that of the woman. Theatrical discounts that never stop corrupting morality. In this logic, Congolese television destroys more than it builds.

    Throughout the day, it has been found that it spreads values ​​and degrading models whose emissions difficult to follow in the family because of their indecent characters inculcating, moreover, notorious immorality. In this context, even the intellectual, moral and spiritual renewal of life as a whole no longer finds a way to enrich oneself in the right conditions.

    Without any inclination, the great responsibility lies with the Government, especially the Ministry of Communication and Media which, in principle, should participate actively in the formation of the mass, monitoring the content of television programs. This would allow him, logically, to make a suitable choice for the training of the whole population.

    #210948

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    He said it during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day yesterday in an upscale venue of the Kinshasa / Gombe Circle. Lambert Mende Omalanga, Minister of Communication and Media, Spokesman for the Government of the DR. Congo did not miss the rendezvous commemorating the freedom of the press, this sector he oversees. In his address, in the face of the Media Professionals, the Patron of the sector of the Communication reassured on the fact to undertake and to carry out successfully the argument for the adoption of the law relating to the access of Information, besides, already in the drawer of the National Assembly and at the door of its transmission to the sister chamber of the Senate.

    The law on access to information remains one of the essential laws that contributes to the protection of the journalistic profession, but also to the security of all citizens across all public sectors. On the occasion of the day devoted to the freedom of the press, the men and women of media began to insist on the importance of this law. Hold ! It is May 3 of every year that the whole world celebrates the day relating to the freedom of the press. Yesterday Thursday, indeed, it is important to emphasize that several activities were on the menu of this festival with immeasurable impact for the Knights of the pen and microphone. In Kinshasa, an important meeting brought together the main members of the regulatory and self-regulatory structures of the profession of Journalists in R & D. Congo, including the Higher Council for Audiovisual and Communication, CSAC; the National Press Union in Congo, UNPC; Journalist in danger, JED; the Congolese Media Observatory, OMEC, but also the Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga, the Ambassadors of some European countries, as well as the Media Professionals scattered by the Capital / Kinshasa.

    Vow of the media men

    All other things being equal, freedom of the press remains one of the fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the country’s constitution, say, positive law. However, other freedoms that require correlation exist, too. In view of the obstacles faced by men and women in the media, the need to adopt a law on access to information is a must. It must be emphasised that the communication and media sector remains complex given the various realities on the ground. Journalists denounce innumerable difficulties they encounter with regard to access to information, freedom itself, but also the care of the journalist. All in all, Minister Lambert Mende Omalanga gave his word to the pleading for the rapid adoption of the law on access to information.

    #210949

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    National Insurance Company (Sonas SA)

    More efficient than ever, the National Insurance Company (Sonas SA) has, once again, fulfilled its part of the contract that this Commercial Company has subscribed with its customers in the framework of the compensation of the victims, all branches of insurance combined.

    Indeed, the appointment, Thursday, May 24, 2018, was very beneficial for many subscribers eligible for compensation with a total of 226 victims compensated.

    The joy was at its peak for the lucky beneficiaries who have all hailed the efforts of this company which is directed by the master, by Mrs. Carole Agito Amela, its General Manager.

    As some people continue to point out, the harvest remains very abundant thanks to the assistance of 28 Sonas agencies of the city-province of Kinshasa who responded or disposed of the files that were the subject of compensation in the branches of insurance automobile, life and fire.

    To be convinced of this, the General Management has compensated 94 files. The agencies of Bandalungwa, Huileries, Kalamu and Matete compensated each, 4 files. In addition, at the Barumbu, Beach-Ngobila, Funa and N’dolo agencies, each paid 3 files. This is not the case in the Mbenseke and Ngiri-Ngiri agencies, where each agency has compensated only one case.

    On the other hand, at Commerce agencies, Lemba, N’sele-Maluku and June 30, each paid 7 files. The DGI / Gombe with 11 paid files. The agencies of Fikin, Kinsuka, Kintambo, Mont-Ngafula and Yolo, each agency released 2 files. Limete has indemnified 8 files. The agencies of Masina and N’djili each compensated 5 files. Finally, the agencies of Ngaliema and Socimat with 6 files, each.

    Discovering Transport Insurance

    The National Insurance Company insures planes, boats and goods.

    Airplanes
    From a coverage perspective, insurance covers accidents that occur on the ground. For example the Type-K market accident.

    The insurance covers the body of the plane, the civil liability of both passengers and third parties to the surface. It also has the cargo that is insured as well as the aircrew. This cover is annual. The calculation of the premium to be paid is based on the guarantee retained. As a result, there are among others:

    The RCTNT: Civil Liability of Non-Transported Third Parties. That is, the damage the aircraft can cause to the ground;
    The RCTT: Civil Liability (CR) of Transported Third Parties (passengers).
    RC-freight: for cargo ships. Here the compensation rate is 20 USD per kilo and not the value of the content.
    IPN: This is an individual insurance for the flight crew that is to say, the pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer, except the hostesses.
    The territorial extension is applied to the aircraft of the exploitation which exceeds the national borders.
    From the point of view of the subscription:

    Subscription by plane requires:

    Authorization to operate in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the registration certificate; the certificate of airworthiness valid; the radio station license; the license of the pilot who is asked to see if he has the ability. Finally, the technical logbook.
    The boats
    Here, we pin two main guarantees to know:

    The material damage that concerns iron boats under 15 years of age.
    Total loss for boats over 15 years of age and any other wooden boat. For example, the whaling boat.
    There are also additional guarantees that are: third party remedies (RC); the cost of retirement or expenses incurred for the refloating of the boat in case of shipwreck, and the obsolete surcharge which is applied to the boats of more than 15 years of age.
    From the point of view of the subscription, the insurance body of boats is done on presentation: the valid certificate of airworthiness, and this validity is semiannual that is to say, from January 1st to June 30th and from July 1st to December 31st. December.
    With regard to the goods; five elements determine the guarantee and the premium to pay:
    The nature of the goods

    The packaging and mode of operation. Here, it is important to emphasize that there are two kinds of packaging: Solid and lightweight.
    Lightweight packaging for example: cardboard, tuque, nerd, ridge etc.
    Solid packaging for example: containers, was, crate, pallet.
    The route, the means of transport: plane, boat, train?

    The insured value, that is to say, what the goods represent.

    As for the guarantee.

    There are two types:

    All risks insurance and the particular damage franc which is a limited guarantee which covers only the accidents characterised, that is to say, in other words, that this guarantee covers an event which can be sustained during the trip.

    #210950

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    The death of Mrs. ILUNGA KAZADI JUNISSE known under the name of MAMA MAPASA ILUNGA

    The big family KAZADI MATTHITIAS and Andy -Carol LUMINGU have the deep regret to announce the death of Mrs. ILUNGA KAZADI JUNISSE known under the name of MAMA MAPASA ILUNGA, death occurred on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

    This communication is addressed to:

    To the elders of Kwilu Ngongo of Kinshasa
    To the Baluba kat community of Kinshasa
    To the Katangese community of Kinshasa
    To the community of Ne Kongo of Kinshasa
    To the agents and manager of the Kwilu Ngongo sugar factory where the deceased has had an Honorable career until her retirement.
    The funeral program is as follows:

    Friday, May 25, 2018: Exit the body of the mortuary KASANGULU for its exhibition at the multipurpose room of the parish SAINTE RITHA in the town of Mont Ngafula behind the small market of the Triangle of the Green City. Reference: Entrance Road Kimwenza.
    Saturday, May 26, 2018: Burial at the Mbenseke Futi cemetery New city

    #210951

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    The U18 Ladies Volleyball Leopards

    The U18 Ladies Volleyball Leopards will not take part in the African Youth Games scheduled for July in Algiers, Algeria. The Congolese were eliminated by the Cameroonian Sunday, May 13, Shark Club in Kinshasa. The coach of the team, Arsène Tshibwabwa attributes this elimination of Leopards by lack of mind.

    “What did not work is just the weak mind. Children are not used to big competitions like this one. I found a lot of difficulty to even manage a set with these children, obviously down. We won the second match with a lot of trouble. It was just to save the honor, “Arsène Tshibwabwa justified after this bad result.

    The Leopards lost the first match by 3 set 0, that is: 21-25, 10-25, and 17-25. The match was replayed after stopping Saturday, May 12, following the darkness. At the end of the match, Cameroon women led by 2 sets to 0.

    In the return match on the same Sunday in the evening, the Leopards did better than 3 sets to 2; ie: 18-25, 25-22, 13-25, 26-25, and 15-11). Insufficient score.

    The Leopards volleyball U18 ladies will not be next July in Algeria, as well as men in this category, eliminated a few still by Cameroon.

    #210952

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    The Kinshasa Palm Beach Cultural Center is hosting a classical theatre show

    For the first time since its creation, the Palm Beach Cultural Center is hosting a classical theatre show on Friday, May 18, 2018. “Infernal trances” is the main title of the play that will be presented to lovers of drama. On stage, she will be presented by professional artists from the National Institute of Arts, INA. On this occasion, We met the actress Maguy KALOMBA who directs the play. Experienced, creative and very committed to the theme, Maguy KALOMBA is a lady who has managed to impose his name in drama in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With over 20 years of artistic career, she remains committed to the right causes in society. Classical theater is its major niche. Very talented, the star, who revisits the scene again, has retraced her career and gave the quintessence of the play “Trenches infernales”, which denounces the violence against the woman in the country of Lumumba.

    Discover it:

    How long have you been in the world of drama?

    MAGUY KALOMBA: I’ve been an actress for over twenty years and there’s not much director. Beyond stage art, I also run “Mapend’O Culture which is a non-profit organisation since 2005.

    Can you tell us your story with the theatre?

    MK: Drama is a passion for me. To learn, deepen my knowledge in the theatre, I first went to the National Institute of Arts and Entertainment, INAS where I went to high school until I obtained my state diploma. Subsequently, I continued at the top level at INA to perfect my talent to become a professional. This is where I got my graduation degree in drama. It’s in 1994 that everything starts after my studies. In a few lines, remember that I went through the Maloba stable where I worked with Mutombo Buitshi, Nono Bakwa and Jean Shaka. In this company, I held a few key roles. I participated and played in several pieces such as: “Baron de Binza”, “Dying in Europe”, “Sound and light for Patrice Emery Lumumba”, “Cardiac arrest”, “Hell and paradise”, and only in the play “Let’s laugh more”. I have also participated in workshops, artistic courses and international creations in the DRC, Cameroon, Benin, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Mali and Congo-Brazza, Rwanda and Burundi. In short, I traveled the world to always defend my art and especially the Congolese culture, through the theater.

    What can you learn from the play “Trenches infernales” that you will present this May 18 at Palm Beach?

    MK: In the play, we denounce the violence and injustices of which the woman is victim. In short, it is a story of a person named Masiki who lives in a community where the woman has no right to speech, personal choice, or education. Her misfortune began when she returned to the village after a stay in the city where she discovered that the woman was a human being, with desires, choices, freedoms. By wanting to change things in her village, she finds herself alone against everyone. And broken from her dream, her father prematurely marries her to an old “buana” that she will kill after being raped. In the end, she will kill the baby she had in this forced union. Really, an attractive and interesting show to discover.

    Why did you choose this moment to present it to the public in Kinshasa?

    MK: There is not a specific moment to present a play generally. We play primarily to entertain the audience, but also to bring a message. The subject we are discussing is and remains relevant. The question of gender concerns us all. As long as the world exists, this question will remain and we will not stop talking about it.

    Who is the author of this piece?

    MK: “Trances infernales” is a play written by Nono Bakwa, a Congolese comedian. And I, I assured his staging. But, it’s a team work. We must remember that we are already in about twenty representations, since it was created last year.

    Do you have a special message for theater lovers?

    MAGUY KALOMBA: Thanks to all the management team at the Palm Beach Cultural Center for the trust. And more particularly to its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thierry Kabamba for the initiative. I invite the public Kinshasa to return, as the good old days, the good show. Because we first create for the Congolese people, before exporting our creations abroad. My concern is that every Congolese has access to quality theatre. Because we are able to give it to them. We will fight for the Congolese to understand. Despite the difficulties we all face, we can however offer a healthy entertainment. In the same way as football (especially foreigners who drains the world), in the same way, we would like classical theatre to drain the world in our country. So I say, for this Friday, May 18, all at the theatre, Palm Beach. Thank you!

    #210953

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Vclub coach Jean-Florent Ibenge Ikwange invites supporters

    As Vclub coach Jean-Florent Ibenge Ikwange invites supporters to come and cheer and support the team against Ivory Coast’s Asec Mimosas on Wednesday (May 16th). at the Martyrs of Pentecost stage. An important match of the second day of the group stage of the 15th edition of the Confederation Cup.

    Florent Ibenge made the call yesterday Tuesday (May 15th) at the pre-match press conference, calling on supporters to no longer discourage players by insults.

    “We really need your encouragement, it motivates us. When you insult us, it distracts us seriously. Look at the young Chadrack Muzungu who scored a goal against Lupopo, a goal that relieves us, because at (1-0), we were not immune. He offers us a second goal that relieves us, but he can not celebrate, because he is not happy on the field. At 20, he can not celebrate his nice goal because he receives insults all the time, it’s not good … “, really lamented Florent Ibenge. The young Muzungu Chadrak for the people who did not follow this match against Lupopo, counting for the 11th day of the national championship, Friday, May 11, at the Martyrs stadium, scored the second goal of Vclub, but he remained sad. Muzungu has not shown his joy as usual in football players, because of insults, which he has been the object of supporters for some time.

    “We are playing against La Mancha, we are at zero and the game is not over yet, the public is starting to throw stones at us instead of pushing for victory. When you support us, when you sing for us, it gives us strength … “explains Florent Ibenge.

    In addition, the coach of V.Club has reassured that the technical staff has seriously worked for the team to be realistic in front of the goal, confirmed the midfielder Fabrice Ngoma Lwamba present at this press conference: “we added something compared to what we have always presented so far. We will play with the spirit of winning, especially not cash a goal. That the public only plays its role … “

    César Amani of Asec Mimosas promises an open match

    For his part, Asec Mimosas coach Cesar Amani Yao promised to make an open match, without pressure or anything, saying that the championship does not stop only in the match against V.Club: “we do not have any particular pressure. We will play calmly, we will try to make the game as serious as possible, with goal to take the three points. We are in a mini-championship that does not stop the match against V.Club … “, he said, while lamenting some defections in its framework. His captain, Angel Gloudoueu, serene and very confident, does not care about the public who will come as twelfth man: “we, we respect Vclub; V.Club must also respect Asec. The fans will not be on the field, they will stay in the stands … “.

    Asec Mimosas, who has just won the Ivory Coast championship, faces this match with calm morale after having made his first home run against Ghana’s Aduana stars (1-0).

    #210954

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fishermen from Kikwit

    For several years now, fishermen from Kikwit, an economic town in Kwilu province, in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been trying their hand at fishing in the Kwilu River to contribute, in one way or another, to food security. But, it is clear that the conditions in which they evolve are not optimal.

    “We are here to help the population eat fish that come fresh water. Our work is well established. Unfortunately the path of the course is not what should normally be. We fight against many difficulties including the lack of equipment such as hooks, nets, canoes, fishing baskets, carpels against precipitation, lamps at night etc. We therefore ask for the help or support of the State of our country to provide effective, “says Pierre Fumulamba, vice president of the Urban Committee of fishermen met at” Nganda ya ba-fishermen “, a place considered as a working chair on the banks of the Kwilu River, not far from the bridge. This is also where these fishermen sell their products to dealers.

    For him, the government of the Republic has financial means able to fly to the rescue of fishermen regardless of where they are in the country. “It’s about willingness and good fishing policy,” he adds.

    “The few materials we have have almost aged. We acquired them thanks to our personal efforts and that with difficulty. May the state have mercy on us. We feed its population, “said Jean Muyaka, fisherman of his state and one of the councilors of the aforementioned Committee.

    All the fishermen questioned on the spot remain unanimous and draw the same picture as to the working conditions of the artisanal fishermen of this city of more than a million inhabitants. Some of them hailed the training provided by the Belgian Technical Cooperation a few years ago in Kikwit, through its “Support Program for Community Development Initiatives”.

    “We encourage the work that our fishermen do. The fruits of their jobs allow us to manage by selling fish in small packages that we call “maboke” a few meters from the bridge Kwilu in the town of Lukolela. That’s why we’re inviting the state of our country to fly to the rescue of these people who help us get fish almost every day, “says Viviane Malala, one of the women fish sellers commonly known as” maboke mums “.

    Kikwit is a strategic city of Kwilu Province in terms of politics, economy and socio-cultural. It is a crossroads of multi-dimensional cultures. Whatever its origin, at least everyone can consume fresh fish.

    Contacted on this subject, Jean N’Ki-à-Zil, Urban Inspector of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock, said that the government should not neglect people who play a very important role with regard to food security. what is lacking is the liquidity to support these fishermen. I ask them not to get discouraged. As soon as there is something, we will think of them to work effectively, “he concludes.

    #210955

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Democratic Republic of Congo Painters

    Once again, the Democratic Republic of Congo was represented at the 2nd edition of the Great Meeting of African Painters, (GRAPA), held from 18 to 20 May 2018, at Galerie Ravenstein in Brussels. Nine Congolese exhibited their authentic, philosophical and subliminal works (paintings in paintings) and other contemporary creations of high quality that impressed the world on the land of the colonists. The Congolese touch, through the painting, was impressive in front of other famous and promising artists from Congo-Brazzaville, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast and Belgium.

    Among the Congolese artists in honor, we noted the participation of the best painters and designer, such as Tatiana Assily, Thérèse Ngalula, Moke Son, Coco Vewenda, Patrick Madenge, Mufuki Mukuna, Claudy Khan, Kevin-Michel and Jospin Lohanga.

    Beyond its quality of exhibitor, it is reported, the painter Claudy Khan also chaired this 2nd edition of GRAPA as a sponsor. He succeeds his fellow citizen Mufuki Mukuna, who was the godfather of the first season.

    Also remember that Claudy Khan has, since 2015, two workshops: one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo native, the other in France, in Paris where he resides.

    Marked by Conferences and other artistic encounters, the GRAPA is an annual meeting around Arts Afro. Born in the wake of the neo events that intend to make room for the artistic and cultural expression of diversity in the heart of the European capital, GRAPA gives pride of place to African painters and sculptors.

    His ultimate mission is to provide a showcase for famous artists and other budding geniuses to promote and enhance their creation on the world stage.

    GRAPA was created at the initiative of Kevin-Michel, painter Porto-Congolese who defines himself as an entrepreneurial artist of the new generation. Trained at the School of Art in Kinshasa and Brussels, he is a young man in a hurry, endowed with multiple talents (visual artist, video maker, photographer, designer, author, webmaster, etc. …).

    Its major ambition is to offer another visibility to African painters or inspired by the values ​​of the continent, the international market of contemporary art and cultural goods and services. After the success collected at the two previous editions, Kevin-Michel is already thinking about a reproduction of the event in Africa.

    #210956

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    The International Festival of Percussion "Mbonda Elela".

    Nearly 50,000 visitors and 1,000 artists are expected at the 6th edition of the International Festival of Percussion which opens its doors this Friday, May 25, 2018, in the Congolese capital. “Dialogue of percussion instruments and exchange meeting between professionals and percussionists”. This is the theme chosen by the organizers of the festival whose ideal is to promote and promote this musical instrument inspired by the African tradition.

    One day before its opening, the organizing committee of the “Mbonda Elela” Festival held, first of all, a press conference, to reframe and shed light on this project, which began in 2009 with training workshops for the attention of percussionists, in Kinshasa.

    For Brain Tshibanda, the particularity of this season lies in the innovations that are made and the quality of the shows that will be exhibited by artists from outside and the country. “We have been able to develop a programming policy that will allow music lovers and culture lovers to discover a field of percussionists for three days in a row. Together with all the partners, we worked hard to make the party complete, “said the artistic advisor of the International Percussion Festival.

    As far as the show is concerned, this season has a lot to do with the hosts of the big Congolese football legend clubs: V.Club, DCMP, Dragon and Renaissance.

    With a pan-African vision, the organizers always have the ambition to internationalize this project which has become practically a national heritage.

    Brazzaville star Zao Casimir Zoba is also invited as the sponsor of the Mbonda Elela Festival. “The choice for Zao is justified by the fact that he started as a percussionist in a choir group in his country before becoming a singer. I admit that Zao is very happy to sponsor this 2018 edition, “said Brain Tshibanda.

    According to the program, the author of the famous song “Ancien combattant”, is expected this May 26 at the French Institute of Kinshasa and Sunday, May 27 at the Academy of Fine Arts.

    Like groups and ballets famous in percussion, the singer Nyoka Longo is the special guest of the 6th edition of the Festival “Mbonda Elela”.

    For the first time, festival-goers will be enlivened to the rhythm of the atmosphere of ” mfumu ya longo ” and his band Zaiko Langa Langa. There is also the participation of the actor Kinois, Lady Esobe, who will present a show called “comic percussion”.

    Every year, it is recalled, the Festival “Mbonda Elela” brings together at least more than fifty thousand spectators to celebrate the festival of percussion, in Kinshasa, musical creative city of the world, according to UNESCO.

    #210957

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    The DRC is writing a new page in its electoral history

    The DRC is writing a new page in its electoral history. The electoral center is working to offer the people a beautiful day of December 23, 2018 through the awareness campaign on the electoral law, the electoral calendar and the voting machine. Noël Kaputu Ngombo has personally taken the field to explain why the Ceni has opted for the voting machine. He said that his institution is doing its utmost to make it easier for all voters to vote by reducing time and to make a good choice in view of the difficulties encountered in previous elections. For that, he argues, the Ceni has designed a software that is a real innovation in electoral matters and is applied in the voting machine.

    In the presence of the Director of Outreach and other members of Ceni, Christmas Kaputu, a member of the Ceni plenary, first justified his presence at the Professional Institute Batela, May 16, in Kintambo: ‘ ‘It is by the duty to inform without discrimination the whole electoral process that punctuates the process and especially on the use of the voting machine. The opportunity has been beautiful and useful to enable young learners to know how to perform their civic duty by direct sight and to touch this instrument called voting machine so simple and practical that the national intelligence could conceive to overcome difficulties at other times. These difficulties, he explains, to the administrators and young people come from the excessive cost of the elections in particular, by the handling of voluminous ballot and the prolonged compilation of the results. “As is well known, this situation has created unpleasant situations for the credibility due to the DRC elections”.

    Before proceeding with the question and answer game, Noël Kaputu shed light on the major calendar activities planned by Ceni. According to him, the smooth implementation of the elections of December 23, 2018 will allow students to dive, for the first time in their lives, a ballot in the ballot box and exercise at the same time their right to choose the leaders of the country. A convenient sequence with the voting machine allowed the students to demystify this instrument, often mistakenly falsified. He invited the sensitized to pay attention.

    For its part, Désiré Molekela, Director of Outreach, explained the major dates of the electoral calendar and also explained why the Ceni adopted the voting machine before inviting them to the test of handling of the voting machine.

    In essence, he traced the three elections that these young people will have to participate with the voting machine. He clarified the polls of December 23, 2018.

    He then made them understand that Ceni will organize five direct polls, that is to say, the population votes directly. But, the year 2019 it will be to elect the Councilors communal, sectors and chiefs in the rural areas. There will be, he adds, the six indirect ballots. That is to say, the election that does not concern the population, rather, the elected officials of the first degree and elect other representatives. The participants were edified of the subject and convinced, the CENI Director of Outreach invited, after explaining the mechanism of use of the voting machine, the students to experiment this working tool that allows each voter to print your ballot.

    In the debate, students asked many questions that allowed them to easily understand the electoral process and especially about the voting machine. Some students have remained on their thirst because, they say, with the advance of technology, what can remain immutable? But, overall, they were happy with their experience.

    #210958

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    PRESS STATEMENT OF CENCO GENERAL SECRETARIAT ON THE ELECTORAL PROCESS

    While recognising some efforts made in the direction of easing the political climate, CENCO remains very dissatisfied as long as the emblematic cases explicitly mentioned in the Agreement of 31 December 2016 are not taken into account by the rulers. It recalls the need to hold credible, transparent and inclusive elections for the stability of the country. In addition, CENCO is concerned about the lack of respect for the freedoms of public demonstrations. This right, which the Congolese people have been granted by the Constitution, has become a gift that the authorities of the country give to whoever they want, when they want it and how they want it. This is a disgrace for a regime that claims to be democratic. In the perspective of “peaceful, credible and inclusive” elections, the lifting of the decree prohibiting public demonstrations is a major necessity to reassure all stakeholders of a favorable climate for the preparation of elections. Then, the list of political parties and political groupings published in the Official Journal on Friday, May 11, 2018, violates some relevant provisions of the Comprehensive and Inclusive Agreement of the Kinshasa Inter-Kinshasa Center, notably points 4 and 9 of Chapter V where the stakeholders prohibit the Minister of the Interior from arbitrating the internal conflicts of the political parties of the courts and ask that the political formations which are the subject of duplication be reinstated in their situation before the duplication. In this regard, a correction of the list is necessary to appease the parties and the groupings aggrieved. In addition, the CENCO regrets that until now the decision made in the New Year’s Agreement to appoint new members of the CSAC in respect of inclusivity (IV.6) has remained a dead letter. It is also concerned about the lack of equal access to public media by all political currents (see Chapter V.3). She notes that the fact that opinion is divided on the use of the voting machine does not reassure the conduct of the polls under the right conditions. For this reason, it strongly hopes that the work of the certification of these machines which should be done with the support of Great Britain can be concluded before the end of July, so that in case of eventual renunciation of this machine, the CENI can be used to print the ballots as provided for in the electoral calendar (see lines 38, 39 and 40). CENCO asks the CENI and the National Assembly to assume their respective responsibilities (technical or legislative) on time for the recruitment of Congolese living abroad in order to avoid this becoming a reason to justify a nth report. Lastly, it deplores the fact that the plan of disbursement of funds for the organization of the elections does not follow the rhythm agreed between the CENI and the Government. The Congolese people took note of the solemn declaration of the latter to have the necessary means to finance the elections alone. The financial reasons should not be raised to justify a possible postponement of the elections. Hence, the meaning of his urgent appeal to the sense of responsibility. The Government, the CENI and all parties involved in the electoral process, including the Congolese population and the entire international community, are targeted. In any case, the message, below, reflects all the concerns of Bishops, at a time when the electoral process must, in principle, negotiate its last turn, before December 23, 2018.

    CALL FOR RESPONSIBILITY

    PRESS STATEMENT OF CENCO GENERAL SECRETARIAT

    ON THE ELECTORAL PROCESS

    With one month of applications for the provincial deputation and two months of applications for the national deputation and the presidency of the Republic, the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) welcomes the respect, until then, of large stages of the electoral calendar and declarations of the CENI and the Government reassuring the holding of the three polls (presidential, national and provincial legislature) on December 23, 2018. At the same time, it is very concerned about the inertia in the implementation of certain provisions of the Agreement of December 31, 2016, considered as necessary prerequisites for the proper organization of these elections, and by the statements of certain political actors who are further away from the Constitution and the New Year’s Eve Agreement, which is unique road map to peacefully bring the country out of the crisis.
    That is why, in the perspective of the prophetic mission of the Church, CENCO has instructed the General Secretariat to call on each other to a high sense of responsibility so as not to miss this salutary historical rendezvous for our country.
    While recognizing some efforts made in the direction of easing the political climate, CENCO remains very dissatisfied as long as the emblematic cases explicitly mentioned in the Agreement of 31 December 2016 are not taken into account by the rulers. It recalls the need to hold credible, transparent and inclusive elections for the stability of the country.
    In addition, CENCO is concerned about the lack of respect for the freedoms of public demonstrations. This right, which the Congolese people have been granted by the Constitution, has become a gift that the authorities of the country give to whoever they want, when they want it and how they want it. This is a disgrace for a regime that claims to be democratic. In the perspective of “peaceful, credible and inclusive” elections, the lifting of the decree prohibiting public demonstrations is a major necessity to reassure all stakeholders of a favorable climate for the preparation of elections.
    The list of political parties and groupings published in the Journal
    Official Friday, May 11, 2018, violates some relevant provisions of the Comprehensive and Inclusive Agreement of the Kinshasa Inter-Kinshasa Center, including points 4 and 9 of Chapter V where stakeholders prohibit the Minister of the Interior to arbitrate internal conflicts political parties that come under the jurisdiction of courts and tribunals and ask that the political formations that are subject to duplication be reinstated in their pre-split situation. In this regard, a correction of the list is necessary to appease the parties and the groupings aggrieved.

    In addition, the CENCO regrets that until now the decision made in the New Year’s Agreement to appoint new members of the CSAC in respect of inclusivity (IV.6) has remained a dead letter. It is also concerned about the lack of equal access to public media by all political currents (see Chapter V.3).
    CENCO notes that the fact that opinion is divided on the use of the voting machine does not reassure the conduct of the polls under the right conditions. For this reason, it strongly hopes that the work of the certification of these machines which should be done with the support of Great Britain can be concluded before the end of July, so that in case of eventual renunciation of this machine, the CENI can be used to print the ballots as provided for in the electoral calendar (see lines 38, 39 and 40).
    CENCO asks the CENI and the National Assembly to assume their respective responsibilities (technical or legislative) on time for the recruitment of Congolese living abroad in order to avoid this becoming a reason to justify a nth report.
    It deplores the fact that the plan of disbursement of the funds for the organization of the elections does not follow the rhythm agreed between the CENI and the Government. The Congolese people took note of the solemn declaration of the latter to have the necessary means to finance the elections alone. The financial reasons should not be raised to justify a possible postponement of the elections.
    It is unfortunate that insecurity zones are only increasing in the country. However, the New Year’s Eve Agreement recommends that the authorities make the necessary arrangements to further secure the country. This situation worsens and calls into question in view of the recrudescence of urban banditry. Not a day goes by without being told of terrifying scenes of killing, abduction or kidnapping in many parts of the country. The CENCO invites the authorities to a burst of patriotism to protect the population and its property and restore its confidence vis-à-vis the police.
    Even more serious is the series of statements recorded by some of the tenors of the Presidential Majority who mention the possibility of another term for the current President of the Republic, to the great contempt of our beloved Constitution and the New Year’s Eve Agreement which is clear about this.
    These remarks, motivated by the interests of their authors and not the Head of State who will not win to be responsible for the blaze of the country, should be discouraged by those who love the Congo because, they can easily lead to situations violence that is detrimental to the peace and stability of the DRC and the entire sub-region.
    That through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, the Lord grant the grace of lucidity to all stakeholders to win the bet of good elections on December 23, 2018 for peace in the DRC.

    #210959

    Joram Jojo
    Keymaster

    Candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Dr. Noël Tshiani

    Candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Dr. Noël Tshiani preached this week in Japan, the reconstruction of the DRC after a previous exercise in Indonesia. In Japan, the international banker was a guest speaker at the famous University of Tokyo as a keynote speaker at the seminar on Conflict Minerals and the Development Impact of the DRC.

    Not surprisingly, Noël Tshiani proposed a more comprehensive approach to addressing issues of illegal exploitation of natural resources as well as other development challenges in the country. His Marshall Plan offers this opportunity. Before Tokyo University, the Congolese spoke at Keio University in central Tokyo and Kobe, near Osaka.

    Conference attendees include university professors, students, private and state business leaders, government officials, bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, media, investment banks, construction companies, financial engineering companies and of course the Congolese diaspora in the country.

    Everywhere Dr. Tshiani’s message is consistent and the same: “Our vision of development is consistent and recognizes the private sector as a driver of sustainable economic and social development with a reasonable amount of state interventionism. Come participate in the implementation of this saving strategy for our country and our people, not because of our beautiful eyes, but because the opportunities open to everyone, including Congolese and foreigners. ” Instead of the current system that does not benefit Congolese and creates enormous social frustrations, Dr. Noël Tshiani proposes a system of governance that would offer opportunities to foreign companies and Congolese without exception. The win-win partnership is possible as part of Tshiani’s Marshall Christmas Plan for DRC Reconstruction.

    Marshall K. Tshiani’s Marshall Plan for the Rebuilding of the DRC

    Dr. Noël K. Tshiani recognizes that his country is going through a catastrophic economic and social situation characterized by alarming underdevelopment, extreme poverty, endemic corruption, insecurity, poor governance, weak institutions, lack of a vision of coherent development, the deterioration of mentalities, and the absence of democratic reformist leadership.

    To cope with this situation, Dr. Noël K. Tshiani does not propose the usual cosmetic reforms that leave problems intact and praise economic growth without any real impact on the daily life of the population. Its proposal aims to fundamentally transform the society in order to create opportunities for the entire Congolese population without exclusion to be able to take charge permanently.

    K. Tshiani’s Marshall Plan for the DRC is based on twelve pillars: (1) to promote peace, security, the rule of law and democracy; (2) promote good governance and the efficient use of public resources; (3) investing in human resources with a focus on education and health; (4) promote food self-sufficiency through the development of agriculture, livestock and fisheries; (5) promote the emergence of national finance by reforming the central bank, the currency to end dollarisation and restructuring the financial system; (6) promote the emergence of a responsible national private sector; (7) promote the completion of major labour-intensive infrastructure projects; (8) promote and accelerate the industrialisation of the country through the local processing of minerals, the mechanisation of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, the planned and orderly development of forests, and the emergence of the sector tertiary sector, including tourism; (9) Protect the environment for the health and survival of our population; (10) promote national integration, regional integration and international cooperation in order to create synergies between the internal market, the regional market, the African market and the global market; (11) mobilise human resources to implement the various pillars of the plan; and finally (12) mobilise financial resources to implement the various pillars of the plan.

    The Japanese recognise that the proposed development vision is very ambitious and bold, but necessary to put the DRC back on track. To these Japanese hosts, the designer of the Marshall Plan says that it is important to support a vision of the DRC that enjoys strong national ownership and is well controlled by nationals. The implementation of this vision of development would achieve full employment and increase GDP per capita from $ 800 today to $ 15,000 at least in 15 years.

    What to expect from Asia?

    According to the designer of the Tshiani Christmas Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of the DRC, as major economic powers, Japan has an important role to play in the implementation of this Marshall Plan for the Reconstruction of Congo. Japan’s role will be in the form of technical assistance and capacity building; provision of funding for specific projects; participation in infrastructure development, including roads, highways, railways, airports, public schools and public hospitals; and the construction of modern cities including shopping malls and housing. Japanese companies will be invited to participate in the accelerated industrialization of the country in partnership with Congolese companies. The development of the Congolese private sector and financial sector will require a partnership with Japanese counterparts. The promotion of peace and security will greatly benefit from Japanese expertise, information and equipment. Tshiani hit the nail, saying: “We have here a golden opportunity to strengthen and deepen cooperation between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Japan by establishing a win-win partnership in all sectors for the benefit of our country. of our respective countries and peoples “.

    To the question of whether the DRC has the human and technical capacities to industrialize, Tshiani replied that “all that man can imagine, he can achieve with a good strategy and intelligent work. If Japan did it and succeeded after the massive destruction at the end of the Second World War, we will do it and succeed, possibly in partnership with the private sector of Japan and other industrialized countries. “

    All-round support

    The unequivocal support of the political, academic and Japanese business community to Tshiani’s Marshall Marshall Plan for the Reconstruction of the DRC is a significant element in that the implementation of the High Intensity Hand-Held Infrastructure Program is a key element. The work and acceleration of the industrialisation of the country advocated by the designer of the plan depend on it.

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