Guy Matondo: Kinshasa provincial minister accused of embezzlement

The provincial government of Kinshasa has decided to suspend Guy Matondo, the provincial Minister of Finance. It is in the execution of a recommendation of the Provincial Assembly of Kinshasa. The minister is accused of having incurred debts on behalf of the city without going through the deliberative body.

Guy Matondo has contracted with banks on behalf of the city of Kinshasa debts estimated at about 20 million US dollars. He is also accused of salary arrears of ministers and provincial officials.

Leon Junior Nembalemba, the rapporteur of the Kinshasa Provincial Assembly, explains that the information on this file is still being collected. He cited, for example, a debt of about US $14 million contracts in October 2018 for which the explanations are not very clear, according to him.

In this connection, the provincial assembly office also referred to the Attorney General to the Court of Cassation. Minister Guy Matondo is far from being the only one to be in the sights of Kinshasa. An invitation was sent to the Kinshasa Revenue Directorate General (DGRK), Raoul Tandem Elenge.

The latter will have to answer next Monday an oral question with debate on charges pouring revenue at the level of this financial governance. The Kinshasa Provincial Assembly even adopted a resolution on the establishment of a city management control commission.

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