The new deputy governor of Kinshasa, Gerard Mulumba takes office

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The new deputy governor of Kinshasa, Gerard Mulumba Kongolo wa Kongolo

Kinshasa, June 21st, 2022 (CPA) – The new deputy governor of Kinshasa, Gerard Mulumba Kongolo wa Kongolo, commonly known as Gekoko, elected on May 6th, officially took office, during a ceremony organized on Monday, in the multipurpose room of Kinshasa City Hall.

Gérard Mulumba, in his word of circumstance, thanked the provincial elected who set their sights on his person during the vote, in order to accompany the governor Gentiny Ngobila, for a total success of the mandate.

While seeking the support of Kinshasa people in the exercise of his mandate, he said he expected Governor Gentiny Ngobila to provide effective supervision in order to achieve together the expected results for the well-being of Kinshasa population.

For his part, Governor Gentiny Ngobila said he was happy to receive the one he affectionately calls « younger brother » as his direct collaborator.

“It is a source of pride to work with a colleague who comes with his know-how to develop our city. I remind you that I had chosen him in 2019 as my running mate, but his political party had not made things easier. What God promises eventually comes true. I welcome him and reassure him that the entire governorate team will accompany him,” said Governor Gentiny Ngobila.

To this end, he asked all members of the cabinet and administrative staff to work in collaboration with the new deputy governor for the well-being of the people of Kinshasa as well as for the influence of the capital.

Previously, the Chief of Staff to the Governor of the city, Me Freddy Bonzeke had, in his welcome speech, made a brief presentation of the new deputy Governor, before reassuring him of the support of all the members of the cabinet.

The new deputy governor of Kinshasa, it is recalled, was elected several times to parliament. In 2006, 2011 and 2018, he was elected respectively provincial elected, national and provincial elcted in Kinshasa.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the President of the Provincial Assembly, Gode Mpoyi, the Provincial Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (PNC), General Sylvano Kasongo. ACP/