In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the regular parliamentary session for March opened on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Parliamentarians will have a particularly busy agenda, especially with the debates on various texts on electoral organization. Despite this program provided, they also want to place particular emphasis on the control of government action, in particular on the follow – up of recommendations addressed to the national executive.
as reported from Kinshasa, Patient Ligodi
In his speech, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, President of the Senate, promised in particular to monitor the implementation of the budget for 2022. He asked the government to examine the tax measures adopted to achieve the objectives of the 2022 budget law. The recommendation comes at a time when the International Monetary Fund has just called on the Congolese government to be vigilant following the possible impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the Congolese economy.
Respect for budget orthodoxy Modeste Bahati Lukwebo insisted on respect for financial orthodoxy, which he said must be strictly applied. With regard to the teachers’ strike, he asked the government to respect the commitments made to university professors and scientific leaders.
It is also the same tone on the part of the National Assembly. Its chairman, Christophe Mboso, announced that his office will ensure systematic programming, every Wednesday, of control initiatives deemed permissible.
Evaluation without complacency During this session, he promised, the deputies will proceed, both through the relevant committees and in plenary, to an evaluation without complacency of the effective implementation of all recommendations from the members of government, the financial authorities and the state concerned. Christophe Mboso had previously been criticized by some deputies who accuse him of being complacent and sparing the current government.
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