Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso has appointed Mouamba Clement as the new Prime Minister of the central African country.
With this appointment, Clement will be responsible for forming a new government in accordance with the 2015 constitution in consultation with the President.
His appointment comes a month after Sassou Nguesso was elected as President for a 5 year term. Earlier Sassou Nguesso had led Congo between 1979 and 1992 and again had returned to power after a civil war in 1997.
About Mouamba Clement
- Mouamba Clement is an economist and had served as the officer of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) in the 1980s.
- Between 1992 and 1993, he had served as finance minister of Congo under the country’s first elected President Pascal Lissouba.
- He has also served as the opposition leader into the government. He was a senior member of the opposition Pan-African Union for Social Democracy party but was expelled in 2015.