The violins seem to agree around the envelope of ten billion US dollars budget 2020 adopted this weekend by the government.
For Christophe Lutundula Apala, elected to the opposition platform Together for Change, ten billion dollars in budget, that’s a good thing. However, there is a need for institutional reforms: « Ten billion is achievable. We are waiting for the government rather in the field of reforms to maximize revenues and control public spending, especially the reforms concerning the fight against corruption, against impunity, embezzlement, the consolidation of the financial authorities, transparency and transparency. traceability of mining, oil and timber revenues « .
« Congo does not produce enough »
Coco Mulongo, deputy of the ruling party Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), thinks the same thing. This elected Lubumbashi talks about the increase in national production: « That’s good. We are happy, but it is up to the government to respect certain elements of production because in the Congo we talk a lot about production without putting it into practice. Today, it is important that we all come together to have a principle. The principle is that of producing. And the Congo does not produce enough.
In a few days, the National Assembly will debate the budget adopted by the government during Friday’s meeting. Initially proposed for a little over seven billion, this budget was revised upward at the request of the President of the Republic.