News – FR – DRC: Sama Lukonde appointed Prime Minister


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President Félix Tshisekedi appointed Sama Lukonde Prime Minister this Monday, February 15 He replaces in this post Sylvestre Ilunga who resigned following a motion of censure by his government, initiated by the deputies of the Sacred Union for the Nation

Until his appointment, Sama Lukonde Kyenge was general manager of the Générale des carrières et des mines (GÉCAMINES)
Born August 4, 1977 in Paris (France), he is the son of Faustine Mwansa and Stéphane Lukonde Kyenge

It was in 2006 that he began his political career as a national deputy until 2011 He entered the central government by appointment in 2014 as Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure During his tenure, he launched the construction works of municipal stadiums across the city of Kinshasa Also, under his reign, the Leopards-Football will finish 3rd in the CAN-Equatorial Guinea in 2015

As a result of these functions, he was appointed president of the Conference of Youth Ministers of the member countries of La Francophonie
In September 2015, he resigned from his duties as Minister of Sports to obey the instructions of his party (Avenir du Congo), excluded from the presidential majority for having protested against a possible third term of Joseph Kabila.

He then campaigned within the opposition under the leadership of Moïse Katumbi in the G7 coalition, which brings together the seven rebellious parties of the former presidential majority

A few months before the 2018 elections, he dissociated himself from Moïse Katumbi to support, with the president of his party, Dany Banza, Félix Tshisekedi within the opposition rally, then during his candidacy for the ‘presidential election

Sama Lukonde is an engineer by training, graduated in 1996 in Industrial Chemistry from the Technical Institute of Mutoshi, in 2000 in Computer Science / Information Technology in South Africa as well as from the University of Lubumbashi in Chemistry (Option Inorganic and Metallurgy) in 2006

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Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, Prime minister, Cécile Kyenge, Joseph Kabila, Kinshasa

News – FR – DRC: Sama Lukonde appointed Prime Minister