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First Monthly meeting on monitoring and assessing the process of withdrawing FARDC personnel from ASM activities and mining sites demilitarization

 

On September 9 2017, the Executive Secretariat of COSOC-GL has organized a meeting on the key elements of the project awareness raising for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, FARDC to disengage from mining activities and strengthening local civil society monitoring over conformity in ASM 3TG supply chain in South Kivu province, the DRC.

This project supported financially by Public-Private Alliance is being implemented since 1 June 2017 and includes the organization of monthly meetings of COSOC-GL Secretariat with the 33rd military Region Command Staff and other associated public security services, the Ministry of Mines and civil society to assess progress in the process of withdrawing military personnel ASM activities and mining sites demilitarization.

Participants include Colonel Ilunga Mpeko, Chief of Staff, Major Kalunga Baguma, Secretary General, Colonel Ngoy Sendwe, Head of Operations, Colonel Makombo Roger, Head of Intelligence and Military Security, Colonel Kashil Chinish, the Senior Military Prosecutor, Colonel Ngoy Egine, Naval Base Commander, Colonel Christian Ngaboyeka Bahati, Head of D-AGRI and Natural Resources within the 33rd Military Region; Colonel Moise Yogo Linoko, Commander of Bukavu’s Mines Squad, Mr. Laurent Kajibwami, Environmental Advisor and Delegate of the Provincial Minister of Mines, two representatives of  South Kivu Civil Society Coordination Office, Mr. Safanto Lukendo Bulongo, COSOC-GL National Focal Point in the DRC and 3 members of the Executive Secretariat staff of COSOC-GL.

The meeting was also well attended by two partners including Mr. Cherif Diallo Mohamed, Coordinator of IOM mines Project and Professor Albert Koko Barume of the Evangelical University in Africa, UEA.

 

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