Yesterday morning, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Salon Congo of Pullman Grand Hotel opened the work of the 3rd edition of the National Forum of Ministers and Heads of Provincial Divisions in charge of gender. Minister of State for Relations with Parliament, Jean-Pierre Lisanga Bonganga, opened the meeting in the name of Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala Nzenzhe. Patroness of the ceremony, the Minister of Gender, Child and Family, Chantal Safou Lopusa, in her speech, expressed her wish to see these foundations yielded realistic and feasible recommendations. Also, the Patroness of Gender, Child and Family has welcomed the financial support of UNDP and UN-Women, which has enabled the implementation of many programs and projects aimed at the advancement of women and Kinshasa and all other provinces of the country. On the strength of this aspect, Chantal Safou Lopusa supports the hypothesis that the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of these programs and projects requires the establishment of a coordinated institutional mechanism for the advancement of women and Equality of the sexes.
It is, moreover, according to his words, the meaning which must be given to the present assizes which will allow the provincial ministers and heads of divisions who have the kind in their attributions to think for three days. Without hesitation, the Minister of Gender, Child and Family took the opportunity to thank and congratulate all those who work hard to promote the rights of women in general and to hold these meetings in particular. “I am thinking here of the officials and agents of my department who gave everything so that we could meet today.
My heartfelt wish is that this forum of all actors of this kind will become a framework for reflection, evaluation, guidance and strategic planning in order to coordinate our various actions for a 50/50 world, 2030. I also invite all ministers and heads of provincial gender divisions to reflect on the mechanisms to ensure greater technical and financial involvement of the Central Government and the provincial governments in This Forum, “she said in her address. Shortly before closing her remarks, she expressed a strong desire to see the present assizes bringing the two parties together to strengthen the ties, through hard work during these three days, to favor only the interest of the Woman, and the well-being of the entire Congolese nation, because together, she insists, we will achieve great achievements. Open this Wednesday 12th July at the Salon Congo of the Pullman Grand Hotel Kinshasa, these meetings will close, except last minute change, this Friday, July 14, 2017 in the afternoon. Below, the entire speech of the Minister of Gender, Child and Family!
WORD OF OPENING OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE MINISTER OF GENDER, CHILD AND FAMILY AT THE 3rd EDITION OF THE NATIONAL FORUM OF MINISTERS AND HEADS OF PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DIVISIONS
Your Excellency the Minister of State, Personal Representative of the Prime Minister, Head of Government;
Your Excellency the Minister of Social Affairs and dear Colleague;
Excellency, Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions;
Distinguished Representatives of United Nations Agencies and other partners;
Provincial Ministers responsible for gender;
Madam Secretary General for Gender, Child and Family;
Distinguished Heads of Provincial Gender Divisions;
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Family;
Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished guests.
It is an honor for me to take the floor today on the occasion of the third edition of the Forum of Ministers and Heads of the Provincial Divisions in charge of gender in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
First of all, allow me to pay a well-deserved tribute to His Excellency Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Republic, for the efforts to restore peace and security throughout the National Territory And the continuing focus on all issues related to women, including political participation, empowerment, and gender equality.
I also pay tribute to His Excellency Mr. Bruno Tshibala Nzenzhe, Prime Minister and Head of Government, for his personal involvement in the work of this 3rd edition of the Gender Forum.
Ladies and gentlemen ;
I would like to conclude my remarks by expressing a strong wish that the present meeting should lead us all to strengthen our ties, through hard work during these three days, to favor only the interest of women and the well-being Of the entire Congolese nation, because together we will achieve great achievements
May the Lord our God enlighten us in his light for a great success at our foundations and assure us of his innumerable blessings
Ladies and gentlemen,
Done at Kinshasa on 12 July 2017
Chantal SAFOU LOPUSA