DURBAN 4000 RSA
28 August 2017
Topic: Democracy and State Institutions that support constitutional democracy in Democratic Republic of Congo
We, the Congolese Solidarity Campaign “CSC”, a grass roots human rights based social movement take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a practical Panel discussion on “Democracy and State Institutions that support constitutional democracy in Democratic Republic of Congo” that will take place on Saturday 16th of September 2017.
Congo’s democracy deficit continues to grow, and political space is narrowed. While the name of the country surely lends itself to an assumption of regime type, in actuality; this is not a reality as the country still battling with problems associated with democratic reform.
The way forward lies in strengthening democratic governance. The government must allow the institutions to fully operate. Institutions are expected to be independent, impartial and perform their functions without fear, favour or prejudice. No person or organ of state may interfere with their functioning and they are subject only to the Constitution and the Law.
The success of democracy in the country depends ona set of strong and quality institutions. Independent State Institutions supporting democracy need to be developed in order to play a role in the development and maintenance of a democratic culture.
The panel will start from 4 pm to 7 pm at Diakonia Council of Churches, Diakonia Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban, 4001.
Kindly honour us with your esteemed presence so that we can work together to build a free, open and unified DR Congo regardless of culture, beliefs, religion, region, language, ethnicity, sex, gender, race, and social origin.
For information contact:
Kapele Mutachi Public Relations Officer +27 (0) 72 894 2882