Guy Georges Mbacka conversing with Giacomo Durazzo.  journaldebangui.com


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Guy Georges Mbacka conversing with Giacomo Durazzo. journaldebangui.com


Intended for the municipalities of Nkayi, in the department of Bouenza, and Owando, in the Cuvette, the “Resilient Cities” project aims to allow balanced territorial development and improve the living conditions of more than one hundred thousand people. The implementation of the “Resilient Cities” project was at the heart of the talks that the Minister of the Interior, Decentralization and Local Development, Guy Georges Mbacka, had on December 1 in Brazzaville, with the ambassador of the ‘European Union (EU) in the Republic of Congo, Giacomo Durazzo. “We talked about the cooperation between the European Union and the Congo, in particular the implementation of the Resilient Cities project. It is an important project with an amount of 32 million euros that has been mobilized. So there, we took stock of the implementation of the program, of the various activities. This project concerns two towns: Nkayi and Owando », explained the head of the EU delegation as he left the audience. Lasting forty-four months, from December 2020 to December 2024, this project aims to improve the living conditions of the population of Nkayi and Owando in terms of sanitation, through inclusive and sensitive local governance. to the genre; improve the hygiene and sanitation practices of residents through the establishment of sustainable sanitation services. It will also involve strengthening the capacities and participation of civil society, in particular women’s and youth organizations, in local governance. In addition to the implementation of the Resilient Cities project, the two personalities raised the issue of the next legislative and local elections, scheduled for 2022. “We also talked about the elections coming up next year, which the European Union could bring to the Congo. There are obvious logistical challenges, the Minister was very clear, but for the moment, this is not something that we have envisaged … It is also at the United Nations level that we want to check a little since often , they are the ones who coordinate the support for the elections. So, I will discuss with the United Nations on this subject too ”, suggested the European diplomat. Describing this meeting as very rich and very positive, Giacomo Durazzo intends to continue this kind of exchange with the Congolese government. “We came out absolutely satisfied, it is a cooperation that we have with the Ministry of the Interior, Decentralization and Local Development. It is, moreover, important to note the importance of the decentralization file, the fact that a new full-fledged ministry has been created. This obviously underlines the political importance that the authorities give to this subject ”, concluded the EU Ambassador to Congo.

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