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Judith Suminwa Appointed as First Female Prime Minister of DRC

Judith Suminwa Appointed as First Female Prime Minister of DRC 

Judith Suminwa has been appointed the country’s first female prime minister by Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Following his election victory in December of last year, Tshisekedi confirmed the appointment on Monday, ending weeks of uncertainty.

Assuming Jean-Michel Lukonde’s position, Suminwa stated that although she is aware of the challenge at hand, she is certain that “we will work for peace and the development of the country.”

Congo’s economy has grown quickly due to the burgeoning copper industry, but the country still faces challenges from mismanaging its vast mineral resources and growing conflicts in some of its provinces.

In addition to overseeing the president’s commitments as deputy coordinator at the Presidential Strategic Monitoring Council (CPVS), Suminwa was minister of state for planning prior to her appointment as prime minister.

The politician also worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a coordinator of the peace and democracy consolidation pillar, where she was responsible for project management, governance, budget processes, and change management.

She was a senior advisor at the ministry of budget before joining the UNDP, where she managed the implementation of public administration and budgetary reforms and coordinated the change management unit.

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