During an intervention at the perch of the National Assembly, the president of the ecological party AECO-Les Verts, Didace Pembe denounced the substantial increase in the standard of living of the institutions in the budget bill for the 2022 fiscal year.
For Didace Pembe, the finance bill tabled by the government in parliament is far from having a social character in many respects. The leader of the Congolese Greens criticized the substantial increase in the standard of living of institutions at a time when the Congolese are demanding a drop in this standard of living.
The president of the environmental party AECO-Les Verts declared loud and clear that the government has no sense of priorities for its people who are languishing in misery. The average monthly income per capita in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is $ 44, or $ 530 per capita per year. He suggested that this injustice be rectified in the work of the Commission.
The largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, with an area equivalent to that of Western Europe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is endowed with exceptional natural resources. In addition to its mineral wealth (cobalt and copper in particular), the country has great hydroelectric potential, vast arable land, tremendous biodiversity and is home to the second largest tropical forest in the world.
However, poverty remains widespread in the DRC: the country ranks third in the world for the number of poor people and the situation has worsened further following the COVID-19 pandemic.