June 24, 2009

President Joseph Kabila opened the first conference of provincial governors on Wednesday in Kisangani. The conference will last two days and deal with issues related to good governance, security, justice, and the economy.

Of particular interest to the governors are issues related to the implementation of the decentralization of authority and the return of 40% of revenues from the central government to the provinces, as required by the Constitution.

Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito and other members of the government are also taking part to the discussions.