Clement Mouamba is Congo’s new Prime Minister

Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso appointed Clement Mouamba as the new Prime Minister, a week after his investiture as president for a new five-year term following the last presidential election. Mouamba, 60, is a former senior executive of Bank of Central African States and minister of finance from 1992-93 under president Pascal Lissouba. The new Prime Minister is from Lekoumou, in southwestern Congo. He is married with 14 children. Mouamba, who will form the new Congolese government, will be faced with several challenges as he takes office. President Sassou Nguesso, while taking the oath of office, promised reforms, “needed for change in Congo”. These reforms include diversification of economy, decentralisation, solutions to the problem of youth employment, the consolidation.