Kinshasa, June 10th, 2021 (CPA).– The President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, respectful of his concern to involve women in issues involving the march of the nation, held on Wednesday at the City of the African Union, its 8th working session with a delegation of “Exceptional Women” from DRC working in several sectors of national life. Among the current issues addressed, only one deserves to be pinpointed in the light of current events, apart from the humanitarian crisis, under control, caused by the eruption of Nyiragongo volcano in Goma, in Nord Kivu province. These are the recommendations made by these women and relating to the management of the country’s borders in order to counter the 3rd wave of Covid-19, more virulent than the previous two because DRC is facing dangerous variants that have passed through the mesh of its borders. It is clear that the Head of State, initiator of these consultations honoring the Congolese woman, will not fail to deposit all these related resolutions on the table of the Presidential task force and the multisectoral committee to respond to the COVID-19. It will be recalled that this promise of consultations of « Exceptional Women » was made in March to 24 women from the Congolese business and science world received at the city of AU, on the occasion of the day of international women’s rights organization, including the president of the “Consultation framework of the Congolese woman” (CAFCO), currently Minister of State in charge of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Rose Mutombo.
In addition, we let it be known that it was during this first meeting with the “Exceptional Women” that the President had promised them a large representation of women in the government of the Sacred Union of the Nation, then in gestation. What was done.
Since 2019, the President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, has made a commitment to consult quarterly the “Exceptional Women” on the evolution of women’s rights and the burning issues of current affairs in the country, it recalls.
The Special Envoy of the United Nations SG for the Great Lakes Region received by President Félix Tshisekedi. ACP/