FEBRUARY 5-7, 2014
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Leaders For Development
His Excellency President Denis Sassou N'Guesso

Born in 1943 in the region of Cuvette, he recalls in his memoir, The Mango Tree, The River and The Mouse, his deep desire to work his way up through education. He would remain convinced that it is only possible to improve the standard of living, advance social progress, and increase national unity through education.

In 1962, he began officer’s training in Cherchell, Algeria, then in Saint Maixent, France.

He then quickly rose through the ranks of the military in the Congo. In 1968, he commanded the airport regiment of the Congolese army and in 1975 was named Minister of Defence.

His rise to power in 1979 reflected a desire to diversify the Congo’s partnerships with the outside world and to modernize the country.

Under his leadership, the standard of living improved significantly and the average level of education received across the country increased, despite a decline in the price of oil.

In 1992, Sassou N’Guesso withdrew from the election and declared his support for Pascal Lissouba after a muddled first round. Lissouba went on to win the second round election over Bernard Kolelas. From November, 1993 to the end of that year clashes between supporters of Kolelas and Lissouba left almost 1500 people dead. The political and security problems that followed between the supporters of Lissouba and Kolelas would continue for the next four years.

In 1997, Denis Sassou N’Guesso returned from France to run for president when Lissouba’s term ended. Lissouba’s opposition to his candidacy led to new disturbances, however, President Sassou N’Guesso gained the support throughout the country and organized a forum national unity and reconciliation, which made it possible to turn the page on difficult periods of Congo’s history and move forward with reconstruction.

Denis Sassou N’Guesso was elected President of the Republic for a 7-year term. He was re-elected in 2009, after which launched the “Future Path” project, which, through strategic investments, aimed to create new industrial jobs in Congo and relieve some of the nation’s excessive dependence on oil. The “Future Path” specifically targeted the transportation, agro-industries and mining industries.

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Minister Jean-Jacques Bouya

Born on May 24, 1962 in Mouembé in the Cuvette region, Jean-Jacques Bouya is a pilot by training. A sitting member of Parliament since July 2012, Jean-Jacques Bouya has been Minister at the Presidency for Spatial Planning and Delegate-General for Major Public Works, since September 25, 2012.

From 1997 to 2003, he was Transportation Advisor to President Sassou N’Guesso, and in 2003 was named Delegate General for Major Public Works.

In June 2009, Jean-Jacques Bouya joined President Sassou N’Guesso’s campaign for the 2009 presidential election. On October 7, 2011 Jean-Jacques Bouya was elected as one of the 51 party executives of the PCT.

During the July 2012 parliamentary election, Jean-Jacques Bouya was elected to the National Assembly as the PCT candidate in the district of Tchikapika, located in the Cuvette region.

About the DGGT

Established by Presidential decree in 2002, the General Delegation for Major Public Works (DGGT) is an administrative and technical body responsible for the development of infrastructure in the Congo.

It’s mission includes developing, signing, and overseeing government contracts and any public or private project worth more than 2 million dollars, conducting studies, launching calls for bids, and delegating project management.

In the 10 years since its inception, the DGGT has forged the development of the country’s infrastructure, ensuring the success of the “New Hope” project spearheaded by President Sassou N’Guesso to develop the infrastructure necessary to support economic and social development and economic diversification in the Congo.

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