Eugène Mba turns into the recent mayor of Libreville

In Gabon, Libreville, the capital, where nearly half of the country’s population, estimated at 1.8 million, now has a new mayor. Eugène Mba, 78, took office yesterday Monday after his election last week.

A graduate in economics, Eugène Mba, will complete the last three years of the term of office of former mayor Léandre Zue, who is currently in pre-trial detention for embezzlement of public funds and money laundering. At the head of the Gabonese capital’s town hall for 19 months, Léandre Nzué, 63, part of the ruling party, would have hijackedmore than one billion CFA francs. He faces a heavy prison sentence.

Listen to the report from our correspondent in Libreville, Yves-Laurent Goma

Sandra Mouelé sells tomatoes and peppers, arranged in small heaps, at the roundabout, where one of Libreville’s many anarchic markets has been created. His expectations for the new mayor of the capital are enormous.

Report in Libreville: What do residents think of their new mayor?

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