Kinshasa, November 30th, 2021 (CPA). -National deputies declared admissible, Monday, the bill creating the Order of Midwives in the DRC, during the plenary chaired by the president of the lower house of Parliament, Christophe Mboso, at the People’s Palace. President Christophe Mboso who congratulated the author of the bill, the national deputy, Eliezer Ntambwe, said that this bill will be sent to the socio-cultural commission of the lower house of Parliament for enrichment. Previously, Eliezer Ntambwe spared the bill which, he explained, regulates the exercise of the profession of midwife in the DRC, through the order of midwives, by facilitating the access to quality reproductive and sexual health services. Among the missions of the order are the defense, honor and independence of the profession of the midwife, who, underlined Eliezer Ntambwe, is this person called, otherwise, midwife. The latter supports the sexual and reproductive health of mothers, newborns and adolescents.
Passage of a proposal
In addition, the plenary adopted the bill authorizing the ratification by the DRC of the protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and relating to the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa. An overwhelming majority of 371 deputies out of 374 voters voted for this project, against two deputies who rejected it and one deputy who abstained. This African legal instrument, it is stated in its explanatory memorandum, aims to compensate for the lack of a regional normative and institutional framework which reflects, like other parts of the world, the cultural values of the African continent. in its efforts to protect and promote people with disabilities. President Christophe Mboso said the text will be sent to the Senate for a second reading review. ACP/