Opening on Wednesday of the ordinary session in the Senate


Kinshasa, September 14th, 2021 (CPA).- The plenary session for the solemn opening of the September 2021 ordinary session in the Senate is convened on Wednesday September 15th, 2021, in the international conference room at the People’s Palace, in the municipality of Lingwala, announced the rapporteur of the upper house of Parliament, Michel Kanyimbu, in an official statement received on Monday at CPA.

According to the source, this September ordinary session, mainly budgetary, convened in accordance with article 115 of the constitution, presents many challenges for the political class, it is noted.

Among the files awaiting answers, the source indicates; include the budget bill for the 2022 financial year, the establishment of the bodies and leaders of the new Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), the pursuit of parliamentary control and others.

Not long ago, the Senate’s Economic and Financial Commission (ECOFIN) heard a few members of the government as part of parliamentary control to see the level of application of some recommendations made by the plenary during the meeting the presentation of 2020-2021 finance bill, with a view to improving the budget for 2022 fiscal year.

According to the source, the previous session in the Senate was marked by the exemplary attendance of senators to work both face-to-face and by videoconference. It was also noted, the qualitative and quantitative production of laws; the establishment of a mechanism for legislative collaboration; effective and efficient government oversight; systematic control of State public enterprises; parliamentary democracy; good parliamentary diplomacy and the free expression of senators.

« The wise men of Parliament », it says, « intend to continue with the same impetus to perpetuate good governance in all state and institutional spheres in order to break definitively with the mismanagement of the past and fight against anti-values. This, following the appeal launched by the Head of State Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, as part of his republican and ideological vision of the Sacred Union of the Nation », adds the source.

The senators who are the emanation of the provinces, legitimate representatives of the people, continue the source, therefore undertake to also examine other bills already adopted at first reading in the National Assembly during this new session parliamentary.

Although this session is budgetary, the security situation in the east of the country, with the state of siege in progress in the provinces of Ituri and Nord Kivu and in all other conflict zones will also be the table discussions, with a view to its eradication. ACP /