The Congo People's Republic has a new cabinet as the result of an extraordinary meeting last week of the ruling party's Central Committee.
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Background: The Congo People's Republic has a new cabinet as the result of an extraordinary meeting last week of the ruling party's Central Committee.
Major Louis Sylvain Goma is the new Prime Minister. He replace Henri Lopes.
The major cabinet upheaval saw II minister axed. Eight of the new replacements are under 40 years of age and only three minister of the former cabinet have retained their portfolios.
Last Saturday (20 December) Prime Minister Goma presented his cabinet to the National Assembly.
They were welcomed to their new posts by Assembly President M. Mouissou-Poaty, who expressed the gratitude of the Congolese people for their "acceptance of responsibility during difficult times". He said the major upheaval that had brought about the appointment of the new cabinet had been necessary to stabilise the government in the Congo.
SYNOPSIS: President of the Congo People's Republic's National Assembly, M. Mousseau-Poaty welcomed the country's new cabinet ministers to their posts at a ceremony in the capital, Brazzaville, last Saturday.
They were introduced by the new Prime Minister Louis Sylvain Goma.
The presentation took place two days after the new cabinet was announced. The major upheaval came after an extraordinary meeting of the ruling party's Central Committee the previous week.
Prime Minister Goma replace Henri Lopes and only three ministers from the old cabinet survived the political axing. On the whole the new look cabinet has a young outlook -- eight of the new eleven ministers under forty years of age. In his welcome to the new recruits M. Mousseau-Poaty told them the drastic action had been taken in order to stabilise the Congolese government.