DRC retains Martin Kabwelulu as mines minister in new government

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed that Martin Kabwelulu Labilo will remain in place as mines minister in a new government, after former finance minister Matata Ponyo, a reputed reformist, became prime minister.

Kabwelulu’s reappointment will enable him to push through mining code reforms and revamp the mining ministry, which has been accused of underperformance, Metal Bulletin sources claim. Coming from Katanga province, the DRC’s copper heartlands, Kabwelulu’s position demonstrates the state’s acknowledgement of...


Felix Njini

April 30, 2012

14:45 GMT