It is this Tuesday, August 13th, that Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba will hand over to President Félix Tshisekedi, according to his chronogram made public last Wednesday, the first version of the government. That after receiving, on Sunday, August 11 in the evening, the list of personalities proposed to the government by the ruling coalition, list that was transmitted to him by the two coordinators of the FCC and CACH, in this case Nehemiah Mwilanya (FCC) and Jean-Marc Kabund (CACH).
After the delivery of this list, the ball will be in the camp of the Head of State. The latter will check this list to see if the chosen persons respond to his vision. For many political analysts, it is turning points that will take the process of forming the government with the deposit of this version to the Head of State.
However, many analysts fear that in the formation of this government some provinces are oversubscribed at the risk of undermining the geopolitical balance. "There is a risk that provinces that are underrepresented or simply ignored can challenge this government and not even feel concerned," said an unnamed political actor on the national scene, under the seal of anonymity.
According to him, such a scheme will not promote the national cohesion that the country needs to get back on the rail of its development. For this political0 actor, the fact that each side presented its list independently of the other could lead to the overrepresentation of some provinces, because each of the platforms does not yet know the province of origin of the candidates proposed by the other.
Moreover, this analyst does not see how the CACH, which only has 23 posts, will be able to comply with the geopolitical balance in a country containing 26 provinces. The FCC, too, with its 42 positions, will struggle to prevent some provinces from meeting with a large number of government figures.
Despite all their good faith, Ilunga Ilunkamba, who sketched out the first draft and Felix Tshisekedi, who will have to validate the list with some adjustments, will have a hard time satisfying everyone in a country where civil society actors such as those in political scene suffer from the "ministritite", this sickly obsession of wanting at all costs to become a minister.