The report published on July 25, 2019 by the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) implicated the country’s authorities with a failure to comply with the requirements of the standard. According to the EITI and its international secretariat, the report containing the recommendations and corrective measures should be sent to the authorities in August.
This report constitutes in full the non respect of the standards of transparency in the management of Extractive Industries. This document of several dozen pages is the successful work of the EITI Board in the DRC. This mainly concerns the appointment process, per diems and conflicts of interest.
This document also highlights the licenses granted, the disclosure of key information, the calls for tenders, the shares illegally taken by the State in the companies, the allocation of the mining revenues which are never registered in the budget of the ‘state. For all these reasons, the EITI Board raises its voice and threatens to suspend or even leave all its activities on Congolese soil if the recommendations are not incorporated and implemented by the current government.
However, this country where corruption, misappropriation and embezzlement of property belonging to the people are no longer to demonstrate, such a comprehensive report can not be stored in the drawers. So more stringent measures and better management of Extractive Industries are expected in the coming days.