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Cablegate: Fy'05-Afrp: "Transparency and Good Governance,"

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 06 KINSHASA 001527

SIPDIS

FOR ECA/PE/V/G/R/A EBUTLER; ECA/PE/V/G/R/A DWOODS, AF/PD PERHNMAN

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO
SUBJECT: FY'05-AFRP: "Transparency and Good Governance,"
March 7-25, 2005

REF: STATE: 347575

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EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: MetaAK@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Kinshasa
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4307
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGA
PROG-AGENCY-NAME: Meridian International Center
POST-PROJ-ID: 38
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Transparency and Good Governance FY'05
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This program will enable participants to discuss the meaning and
implications of ethical standards and how they are defined,
monitored and enforced.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 03/04/2005
SESSION-DATE: 03/07/2005
RETURN-POST: 03/26/2005
NO-OF-PART: 4
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1035
PROG-AGENCY-ID: 1287
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4307
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Thomas
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Luhaka
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 08/11/1963
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Kindu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Parliament -
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
None
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2001-1999: Assistant, University Center, Extension of Bunia,
Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
1998-1996: Assistant, University of Paris II, France
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2001: Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, Belgium, France,
Netherlands, and Germany (official business)
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1996: Master degree in Political Science, University Paris II,
France
1995: Licence in Law, University Paris II, France
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
2003: Executive Secretary of MLC
2003-2001: National Secretary in charge of military issues, MLC
1999-1998: Member of RCD Goma
1998-1996: Federal President Section France, "Future Forces"
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
None
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
None
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Introduce the nominee to the structure and foundation of
transparency in government and to highlight the tools used to
combat corruption in the public and private sectors.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
To the extent possible, Mr. Luhaka should look at the issues of
transparency and good governance from the perspective of
corruption. He should get a sense of why the U.S. takes
corruption seriously, the corrosive effect of corruption on good
governance, and how a lack of transparency in government leads to
corruption.
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Luhaka is the head of the Movement for the Liberation of the
Congo (MLC) delegation in the Congolese Parliament. The MLC holds
94 of the 500 seats in Parliament, reflecting its status as the
second-largest former rebel group in the DRC. Mr. Luhaka is well
regarded by the Embassy. He will play a leading role in Congolese
politics in the future. He and the DRC will therefore benefit
greatly from his participation in this program. The Country Team
has approved this nominee.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 85
PERSON-ID: 87
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 14.0804
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Herve
M-NAME: Ngoy Kalumba
L-NAME: Banza
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 05/26/1966
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Nantua
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Lawyer
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
None
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1995: Lawyer, Cabinet of Lawyer Kasongo Nyamvie, Lubumbashi,
Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo.
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
1999: Zambia
1992: Republic of Congo
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1994: Licence in law, University of Lubumbashi, Katanga,
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
1986: High school diploma in Latin Philosophy, University of
Lubumbashi, Katanga, DRC
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
1985-1995: Member of International Rotary, Section Katanga
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
"Responsibilities of Political Power towards 1991 lootings," 1992
"Risks related to Documentary Credits in International Trade,
1994.

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
None
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Introduce the nominee to the structure and foundation of
transparency in government and to highlight the tools used to
combat corruption in the public and private sectors.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
To the extent possible, Mr. Banza should look at the issues of
transparency and good governance from the perspective of
corruption. He should get a sense of why the U.S. takes
corruption seriously, the corrosive effect of corruption on good
governance, and how a lack of transparency in government leads to
corruption.

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER:
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Banza is a lawyer who also works extensively with an NGO
involved in the protection of consumer rights. He will benefit
from seeing how vital transparency is to the development of a
country and how those in the private sector can assist in the
development of a transparent and responsible government. The
Country Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF:
SPEAKER? No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 86
PERSON-ID: 88
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
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VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Godefroid
M-NAME: Powa
L-NAME: Lokondja
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 10/06/1959
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Kindu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Public Prosecutor
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Magistrate Court of Kisangani
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2000-2002: Auditor, Military Justice, Kisangani, Oriental
Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
1994:Assistant District Attorney, Public prosecutor's Office,
Kisangani, Oriental Province, DRC
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
1990: Uganda, Rwanda
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1991: Licence in Law, University of Lubumbashi, Katanga, DRC
1987: Undergraduate diploma in Law, University of Lubumbashi,
Katanga
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
1999: Member of Center of Human Rights, Lubumbashi, Katanga
1995: Member Center for Human Rights (CEDAS)

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
"Contentious of Zairian Railways National Company concerning
Merchandizes transportation, 1987(Les Contentieux de la SNCZ en
matiere de transport des merchandises, 1987)
"Protection of Copyright as Safeguards of Cultural Patrimony
according to Positive Zairian law," 1991(De la Protection de Droit
d'Auteur comme Sauvegards de Patrimoine Cultural en Droit Positit
Zairoise, 1991)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
None
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Introduce the nominee to the structure and foundation of
transparency in government and to highlight the tools used to
combat corruption in the public and private sectors.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
To the extent possible, Mr. Lokondja should look at the issues of
transparency and good governance from the perspective of
corruption. He should get a sense of why the U.S. takes
corruption seriously, the corrosive effect of corruption on good
governance, and how a lack of transparency in government leads to
corruption.

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
Mr. Lokondja would like to exchange experience with American
magistrates, and visit historical sites
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: PAO
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Lokondja serves as a criminal magistrate, which in the
Congolese system involves both investigating and prosecuting
criminal offenders. Mr. Lokondja has also been detailed to the
military to prosecute soldiers accused of crimes. Mr. Lokondja
will benefit from seeing the role that the legal system plays in
encouraging and enforcing transparency in government. The Country
Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: PAO
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 87
PERSON-ID: 89
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Jean Claude
M-NAME: Safari
L-NAME: Zozo
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 12/08/1969
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Walungu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Lawyer, Bar of Bukavu
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
None.
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2000-2003: Responsible in charge of judicial issues, within the
ONG "Bread for Deprived
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1997: Licence in Law, University Libre of Great Lakes, Goma,
Democratic Republic of the Congo
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
2001: Member of Human Rights Defense, Peasant Organization's
social action (ASOP)
2000: Juridical for Victims of tortures, Action for Rights
Education (AED)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
"Necessity of Authentic Acts in Positive Congolese Law: Case of
the City of Goma," (la Necessite des Actes Authentiques en Droit
Positif Congolais) (research paper), 1994
"Notary Service in Democratic Republic of Congo, (Service Notarial
en Republique Democratique du Congo) (research paper), 1997
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
None
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 3
ENGL-SPEAK: 3
ENGL-COMP: 3
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Introduce the nominee to the structure and foundation of
transparency in government and to highlight the tools used to
combat corruption in the public and private sectors.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
To the extent possible, Mr. Zozo should look at the issues of
transparency and good governance from the perspective of
corruption. He should get a sense of why the U.S. takes
corruption seriously, the corrosive effect of corruption on good
governance, and how a lack of transparency in government leads to
corruption.

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
Mr. Zozo would like to meet with US NGOs in charge of conflict
resolution issues and Human Rights.
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: USAID
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Zozo currently works as a lawyer and for the NGO, "Action for
Legal Education". He will also benefit from seeing the importance
of the legal system in developing and maintaining transparency.
The Country Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: USAID
SPEAKER? No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 88
PERSON-ID: 90
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:
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