In the Democratic republic of Congo,
the deputy governor of the restive North Kivu province says his administration
is determined to rebuild destroyed infrastructure after years of rebel
Fellel Lutaicheiowa said President
Joseph Kabila's government also pledged to support the reconstruction plan at a
|Congolese soldiers march from Kibati, north of the provincial capital of Goma, as civilians flee the area, 7 Nov. 2008|
Lutaicheiowa said that mobilizing the population is essential if his
administration's efforts are to succeed.
plan of stabilization and reconstruction is a plan which needs sensitization
because it can be very difficult to stabilize without training, without
workshop because we have to bring all people to understand what is expected
about this project," Lutaicheiowa said.
said the rebuilding effort will be extended to five other provinces that were
adversely affected by years of clashes between government troops and various
|Children play with their belongings at the internally displaced people camp (IDP) in Kibati (File)|
said an agreement between Kinshasa and some armed groups has helped improve the
security situation in North Kivu province.
But he says reconstruction will not be an easy task.
the east part of the country now the situation is really improved. But we need
to build infrastructure and we have many challenges because we are in a
situation after conflict," Lutaicheiowa said.
deputy governor said his provincial government will start with the rebuilding
of schools, roads, health centers as well as buildings that were destroyed
during the conflict. He said his administration will also assist returning
residents who were displaced.
also have to improve on agriculture) because as you know we have many displaced
people and now they are coming back (to) their villages and we think that they
will begin to make farms," Lutaicheiowa said.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Meanwhile, the United
Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a recent report that
despite relative peace in the area, security incidents against humanitarian
workers in North Kivu province increased by 26 percent since January compared
to the same period last year.
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