A column by Dr. Lambe Lambert Kevin
Tribune. In the vision of the Head of State Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo there is the slogan the people first, this magical sentence of the guarantor of the nation is a call to the conscience of all and particularly to the leaders who must now put the people at the center of all interest.
In this, in such a socialist vision we must expect the stabilization of the national market symbol of a strong and advanced economy. It is in this logic that the Minister of the National Economy is registered so that finally in the sector of the economy that the people feel the blow. From slogan to materialization that this process be framed by visible economic indicators. Jean Marie Kalumba will therefore propel an economic policy against the backdrop of the control and stability of the internal market.
Lagging development indicators
The DRC is an LDC, 8th poorest country on the planet. The country has failed to meet any of the millennium goals despite ruling for more than eighteen years under Joseph Kabila. With a GDP in 2018 and 2019 of $ 48.46 billion or $ 496 / inhabitant, its development indicators are still lagging far behind. While the poverty rate has improved from 71.4% in 2005 to 63.4% in 2012, the DRC has not made any progress in its global HDI ranking of 176th out of 188 countries in 2018, which remains below the average for sub-Saharan Africa. Life expectancy at birth is only 48.7 years and the gross enrollment rate is 55%.
This grim picture is a panoramic view of an economy in intensive care. Since the advent of Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo , its indicators have moved widely, putting the country back in the circle of nations with very undecided development.
Jean Marie Kalumba Yuma at the heart of the economic system
The Central African giant is looking for ways and means to revive its economy to better resist the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this fight against a merciless health war, economist Kalumba will put in place adapted solutions not only to meet the needs of the population but also to maintain the pace and allow his country the DRC to remain competitive on the continent.
The bill establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area approved by the National Assembly is a good crutch. This should allow the country to open its market. The DRC which shares its borders with nine other countries. In the center of the continent, the country occupies a geostrategic place apart. “This agreement will stimulate the Congolese economy and make it more competitive given the geostrategic position of the country”,