Project to develop a strategy for the socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants in areas under siege, according to the wishes of President Félix Tshisekedi Head of State


Kinshasa, March 11th, 2022 (CPA).- The government of the Republic planned, during the Council of Ministers of last Friday March 4th chaired, by videoconference, by President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, to organize soon through the Ministry in charge of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Actions and National Solidarity, a Workshop aimed at developing a national strategy for the socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants, internally displaced persons and returnees in areas under a state of siege. This strategy should take into account, according to the government spokesperson, Partick Muyaya, « the existing economic potential and/or opportunities and the priority needs of the affected people, a key element of the success of the Disarmament, Demobilization, Community Recovery and Stabilization (P-DRCS)”. This will constitute, it is specified, the roadmap and the reference framework for future interventions to contribute to social cohesion, reconciliation and the implementation of sustainable projects with a view to community recovery. It will translate into action the will of the Government expressed in its Action Program 2021-2023 in accordance with pillar 13, axis 56, we know. For the sector minister, Modeste Mutinga, who submitted this dossier to the Council for debate and deliberation, « the right to socio-economic reintegration constitutes a common denominator between ex-combatants and displaced persons », stressing the need to work while respecting the specific rights recognized for each target group. « The Minister of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Actions and National Solidarity concluded his remarks by requesting the support of the Government for the holding of this workshop intended to provide the country with a tool for identifying beneficiaries and programming socio-economic actions. to be undertaken, with a view to lasting stabilization, » the Spokesperson said. The P-DDRCS occupies a prominent place in the plan implemented by the Head of State in his plan to pacify the country, we are informed.