Prior to finalising the contract to generate 70 GW in the DRC, which includes the Grand Inga mega-dam project, the Australian firm Fortescue is hoping over the summer to agree an amendment to the memorandum of understanding signed with Kinshasa in September 2020.
After nearly three years of negotiations, Félix Tshisekedi's team has succeeded in winning substantial modifications in the concession agreement signed with the Emirati group by the Kabila regime in 2018 for the Banana deep-water port.
To silence the criticism that has plagued the development of hydroelectric mega-dams on the Congo River, Félix Tshisekedi's chief of staff is trying to unite the teams involved and garner their support for Australian mining giant Fortescue's project.
President Tshisekedi has a team of nine special advisors he likes to call on. Playing on rivalries among the members of Joseph Kabila's Front Commun pour le Congo, some have taken charge of state matters even if that means encroaching on the portfolios of the ministers concerned.