Mouamba Clement, the former Congolese Finance Minister, has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Congo. He was appointed to the post by Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Clement will be responsible for forming a government in consultation with the president in accordance with the 25 October 2015 constitution.
Also, his major task after being appointed as Prime Minister would be to help in creating jobs for the youth, a majority of whom are struggling with under unemployment. This task will be linked with diversifying the country’s economy to achieve the President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s ambition of making Congo an emerging country by 2025, the program on the basis of which he was elected known as Path towards development.
About Mouamba Clement
- Earlier between 1992 and 1993, Clement has served as finance minister under the country’s first elected president Pascal Lissouba, who was ousted from power by Sassou Nguesso in 1997.
- He has also served the country as one-time opposition leader into the government.
- The economist and former officer of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) led several financial institutions in the country in the 1980s.
The new prime minister and his government to be formed will be tasked with meeting President Sassou Nguesso’s campaign promises.