DRC Opposing parties accuse Kabila of ‘attempt to establish single party’

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By Josephine Lukoya

LUBUMBASHI-Delegates of political parties operating in Katanga expressed Thursday, June 2 at the headquarters of the Monusco concern about the bad political climate in the province ahead of elections. It was at the invitation of the sections of the political and electoral Monusco.

In the forum organized by the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) participants reported serious cases where their members are harrased by the state in the effort they call “President Kabila’s effort to install a single party a head of coming presidential election.”

Almost all participants in this meeting blasted the ruling regime. Following harassment claims also national president Etienne Tshisekedi, of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, UDPS condemns the incitement of tribal hatred.

The Union for the Congolese nation, UNC Vital Kamhere, draws attention to the harassment suffered by its members and the lack of peaceful coexistence of people in Katanga, through the fault of politicians.

Other political parties criticize what they call “the attempt to establish a single party in Katanga, The representative of an opposition party said:

“How can we be stabilized so that there is an attempt to establish a single party? We have collaborators of the Directorate General of Crown revenues and participation (DGRAD) forced to have a membership card of the presidential party. This is unacceptable.”

Even delegates from some member parties of the Presidential Majority (PM) share the concerns of the opposition. For its part, the delegate PPRD, coped with this string of charges.

In response, officials Monusco promised to report to their superiors with posibility of reporting the claim to UN after the investigation.



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  1. shadrack lewa

    June 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    As one of the greatlakesvoice reader i strongly codem the act of single party in one of our country in Africa.

    Single party has fail to foster democracy and freedom of people and make the biggest communities in africa to control others who are minority thus its also a recipe of corruption and neopotism.

    Dr Congo political parties should join hands and form one big opposition party to foster for intergrity and democracy for the interst of the people but not partisan.

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