AFRICA/DR CONGO - National dialogue begins, crucial for the future of the country

Thursday, 11 August 2016 democracy   politics   bishops  

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - National dialogue started yesterday, Wednesday, August 10. The first to meet the Bishops of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) was Edem Kodjo .
On January 16, the President of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, had designated Edem Kojo, former Prime Minister of Togo, as an envoy of the AU, appointed to conduct the necessary consultations to try and start "national political dialogue", announced by President Joseph Kabila in order to find solutions to certain financial, political, logistical problems in view of the organization of the upcoming elections (see Fides 05/02/2016).
"The current problems are crucial for the future of the country. We must identify obstacles, barriers. This is why the Bishops are discussing with everyone, even with the international community. The Bishops met Tshisekedi and other politicians. The dialogue aims to be inclusive", said father Leonard Santedi in the statement sent to Fides. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 11/08/2016)