Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge
|Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
26 April 2021
|Preceded by||Sylvestre Ilunga|
|Born||August 4, 1977|
|Political party||Future of Congo|
Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge (born 4 August 1977) is a Congolese politician from the former Katanga Province who was named as the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 15 February 2021. [ citation needed ] He announced his cabinet on 12 April 2021. He is a member of the Future of Congo party.He was named the day of the tragic 2021 Congo River disaster.
Lukonde was born on August 4, 1977, in Paris, and is an engineer by training.
He was named Prime Minister by President Félix Tshisekedi in February 2021.
Before his nomination, he was the Director-General of Gécamines which is one of the largest mining companies in Africa, and the biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was appointed to this position by Tshisekedi in June 2019.Prior to this position, he was also deputy general administrator of the Congo National Railway Company, the SNCC.
Lukonde also served as one of the youngest Deputies at the National Assembly (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and minister of Sports and Youth during the Joseph Kabila Presidency.
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| Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo |