New Congolese Prime Minister studied in Belgium

New Congolese Prime Minister studied in Belgium
New Congolese Prime Minister studied in Belgium
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The new Prime Minister with outgoing President Félix Tshisekedi.

The new Congolese Prime Minister Judith Suminwa Tuluka, the first woman in that post, studied in Belgium. The official Congolese press agency (ACP) reported this on Tuesday.

Her appointment comes just over three months after the December 20 elections, which were won by outgoing President Félix Tshisekedi. She succeeds Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, who has been Prime Minister since February 2021. He submitted his resignation on February 21.

She initially wanted to become a doctor or join the military, but she ultimately decided to study economics because she dreamed of working in a bank. She followed that course at KU Leuven. Because she did not succeed, she switched to accountancy. This allowed her to return to university to obtain her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in applied economics. She did this at the University of Bergen. She subsequently obtained an additional diploma in labor sciences, with a specialization in work in developing countries.

In December 1997, she returned to Congo, where she gained professional experience in the banking sector and UN agencies before becoming Minister of Planning.

The article is in Dutch

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