The Government of the Republic determined to successfully complete EITI process in DRC

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Kinshasa, September 2sd, 2022 (CPA).- The current chairman of the executive committee of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI/DRC), Mr Christian Mwando, Minister of State in charge of Planning, reaffirmed the determination of the government of the Republic, to successfully complete EITI-DRC process for good transparency and good governance in the extractive industries, following the 117th meeting of EITI/DRC executive committee at Sultani hotel, in the municipality of Gombe, learned CPA, on Friday, from the Ministry in charge of Planning.

Minister of State Mwando welcomed, on this occasion, the provisional rating of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)/DRC which went from the medium level to the very high level.

The preliminary results of the validation of EITI process have been shared by the international secretariat of EITI to the multi-stakeholder group (Government, company and civil society) in DRC, affirms the source of the Ministry in charge of Planning before stressing that DRC has fully satisfied to 15 EITI requirements.

Among the requirements of EITI, the source cites the participation of women in multi-stakeholder groups for the implementation of EITI process, the availability of employment data taking gender into account and the organization of public debates in part of EITI process.

Minister of State Christian Mwando congratulated the executive committee and the coordinator of EITI for the work done before thanking the Head of State, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo and the government of the Republic for the efforts made which have allowed today that DRC is considered as a country with very high transparency.

The chairman of EITI/DRC executive committee and Minister of State in charge of Planning, in the presence of the Minister in charge of Mines, Antoinette Nsamba Kalambayi, vice-chairman of the said committee, asked the members of EITI/DRC to make every effort to permanently maintain this new coast, said the source of the Ministry in charge of Mines.

“We are within the limits of the very high EITI result. This is just a draft report. The executive committee will have to respond and argue to increase the score”, said EITI-DRC coordinator Jean Jacques Kayembe.CPA/Dimuka/AL/Mushiya/Yogolelo