Kinshasa, September 28th, 2021 (CPA), – A high-level dialogue is expected next November in Kinshasa, between UNESCO and the Congolese government, around free basic education in the DRC.
The country representative of UNESCO in the DRC, Jean-Pierre Ilboudo, announced it to the President of the Senate, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, during the audience granted to him by the latter on Tuesday at the People’s Palace. « We pleaded with the President of the Senate for a substantial budget for education in the DRC, » said Ilboudo at the end of the meeting, before praising the implementation by the Head of State, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, of the constitutional provision on free basic education.
This dialogue, he said, will be an opportunity for UNESCO to sensitize the budgetary authorities to vote a substantial budget in favor of national education, with a view to the proper implementation of free education. basic education which requires more resources for quality education.
Prof. Modeste Bahati Lukwebo encouraged the initiative, before expressing the Senate’s support for this approach which, according to him, corroborates with the vision of the Head of State to provide access to quality education to every Congolese child.
The ambassadors of Tanzania and Uganda received in the Senate
In addition, the president of the upper house of the Parliament exchanged, the same day in his office, with MM. Paul Ignace Mella and Janes Mbahimba, ambassadors of Tanzania and Uganda respectively accredited to the DRC.
Parliamentary diplomacy and good bilateral relations between the DRC and these two neighboring countries formed the bulk of the discussions between these high personalities.