The Congo Workers’ Development Union and “CDKIN” for Poverty Reduction

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Kinshasa, December 9th, 2021 (CPA) – The general secretary of the Union for the development of workers of Congo (SDTC), Theodore Mudikongo Giyanga, and the General Coordination of Kinshasa Diaspora (CDKIN), affirmed their determination to fight against poverty in DRC, during of the signing of a partnership agreement between these two parties, learned on Wednesday, CPA from CDKIN.

For the coordinator of CDKIN, Francis Tolombo Kalombo, the signing of this agreement comes in response to the call of the Head of State, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, inviting Congolese abroad to return to the country to actively participate to the development of DRC. He specified that this agreement aims to eradicate poverty and get the population out of underdevelopment by creating a partnership framework, in order to facilitate the acquisition of the capital necessary for the execution of development projects as included in the program of the cooperative movement initiated by SDTC. For him, this is a program of the cooperative movement called « Workers’ cooperative for the production, processing, marketing and consumption of agricultural products from villages with multiple functions (COUPAFOM).

For his part, General Secretary, Theodore Mudikongo, indicated that this memorandum of understanding with CDKIN, for a renewable period of 5 years, will allow its members to leave the union phase of demand for that of development. To this end, he stressed that a partnership contract will be drawn up for each action envisaged, determining all the conditions of exercise and of rights of the parties relating to the results obtained. However, Mr. Mudikongo recalled that this protocol can be terminated by one of the parties for non-compliance with commitments by giving three months’ notice from the date of the acknowledgment of receipt, specifying that in the event of misappropriation, corruption and money laundering confirmed, this results in an immediate termination of this protocol.