Itoua sets about reforming the unreformable hydrocarbons ministry

Congo's Minister of Hydrocarbons Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua in Vienna, Austria, on 5 October 2022.
Congo's Minister of Hydrocarbons Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua in Vienna, Austria, on 5 October 2022. © Lisa Leutner/Reuters
Under pressure from international financial institutions, Congolese hydrocarbons minister Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua has begun reorganising his administration. This represents a logistical challenge for an ageing institution that is overpopulated with advisers, directors and attachés, but it should not cause a radical change in the balance of power in the sector, which is largely decided outside the ministry. [...] (1650 words)
Issue dated 04/11/2022 Reading time 7 minutes Clotilde Ravel
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