Ilunga Ilunkamba has been nominated by President Felix Tshisekedi to occupy the position of Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC.
Ilunga’s nomination was announced on Monday barely an hour after Bruno Tshibala, Kabila’s last Prime Minister, handed in his resignation and that of the last government.
The nominee is seen as an experienced politician having held different ministerial posts since the 1980s through to the early 1990s.
The local portal Actualite.cd said the nominee was: “a respected economist with a doctorate in applied economics. He knows the wheels of politics,” they added.
Previous positions he has held include: Deputy Minister of Economy, Industry and Foreign Trade (1981-1983); Deputy Minister of Planning (1983-1984); Deputy Minister of Portfolio (1984-1986).
He also served as Senior Economic and Financial Adviser to the Presidency (1986-1987); Deputy Minister of Planning (1987-1990). Then held brief stints as Minister of Planning (1990); Minister of Finance (1990-1991).
#RDC Le Dr Sylvestre ILUNGA ILUNKAMBA, est nommé Premier Ministre par ord. n 19/056. Cet ancien Directeur Général de la Société Nationale des Chemins de fer du Congo (SNCC SA) va être à la tête du nouveau Gouvernement dont la structure est en cours d’élaboration. pic.twitter.com/rPZgAkWrVa— Présidence RDC ?? (@Presidence_RDC) May 20, 2019