On Friday, 27 December, the seminar on capacity building for members of the national executive opened in Zongo in central Kong. In his opening speech, the President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi, called on ministers to prioritise solidarity and cohesion among themselves, in order to meet the expectations of the population.
Indeed, Joseph Kabila's successor explained to the ministers that these two-day meetings are an opportunity for them to "empty some misunderstandings or interference", visible since the Ilunkamba team took office.
"This is an opportunity to clear up some of the misunderstandings or interference that we have seen over the last three months. Our people have been living in sub-human conditions for several decades and can no longer wait. Every day must be used in the service of our people. We must avoid conflicts and differences on possible contradictions that may arise in the course of our action," said Félix Tshisekedi.
In addition, the President of the Republic has informed ministers that a "government is a team" which, beyond the political and other affiliations of its members, are bound to "results".
He also urged them to be role models in the conduct of government action, otherwise severe sanctions will be taken.
"I will work with the Prime Minister to ensure that appropriate sanctions and measures are taken to ensure the exemplary action you must prove. Your motto must be rigour, discipline, integrity and speed in carrying out your tasks," he added.