The whole is more than the sum of the parties.
Accustomed to the feast of the republic, some think that the natural aspiration of the Congolese people to the dialogue is a buffet in which it is necessary to choose their interlocutors. Is it not in our Bantu habits to resort to the gathering when it is necessary even if it must cost us. The management of the community can not exclude a part of its representatives on the sole pretext that it does not please the Prince.
There is no need to revisit the genesis of the crisis in Congo-Brazzaville. It stemmed from the change in the constitution of 20 January 2002, the electoral hold-up of 20 March 2016, the imprisonment of opposition leaders, the confiscation of our individual freedoms and the Pool war.
In the face of the serious institutional and moral crisis in our country, it is our duty not to let ourselves go through this hoax. We will have to raise our heads, roll up the sleeves to face them and put an end to them. The disastrous sequences succeed each other under the grape-shot without our being able to impose the will of the people. Nor do we forget that we live under one of the most fierce dictatorships on the planet who has decided to take over our beautiful country.
It would be a serious mistake to think that the resolution of the Pool drama, which is only part of the problem, will only require the participation of the sons and daughters of the Pool. Congo is a nation and many Congolese are bruised by what is happening in this department. The power wants to choose its interlocutors. Thus, the executors of the low jobs indicate the chosen path. The call for dialogue only addressed to Pastor Ntumi is not admissible. Will the terrorist of yesterday become the dialogue partner of today? We had already condemned this warrior rhetoric and this abuse of language in the past. There can be no dialogue without the release of political prisoners, the cessation of hostilities in the Pool and the restoration of fundamental freedoms. Moreover how to ask for a dialogue of one hand when the other hand continues its massacres in the Pool today again? This is political schizophrenia.
It would be illusory to think that the Congolese crisis is only safe. It is equally economic, social, health, cultural, political, and so on. The IMF is the guest of the last minute in this hubbub because of the mismanagement of our financial windfall and the state lie in the real debt level of our country. Disasters are rarely the result of chance. They generally result from a succession of unfortunate events. For the good of our country, we can no longer avoid a meeting between the Congolese. Congo does not need reactionaries or conservatives but visionaries and progressives. “Any policy that is not looking for truth is criminal,” says Weil.
Those of us who will have the chance to participate in this meeting qualified by the last chance, they will have to know that the expectation of the Congolese people is great this time. All resolutions taken must be followed up. We are no longer in the time of false promises or false pretenses. To say that the country is going badly is a mild euphemism. It is up to us to build the social fabric torn, if not to say dilapidated. Reason must prevail over our particular selfish interests. Politics is a sacrifice, a priesthood, and only the service rendered, actions in favor of the people found legitimacy. The strength of arms shows its limits.
The Congolese people suffered too much. We made the diagnosis of what is wrong. The time for action has arrived because we have the impression of barking in front of a passing caravan and whose occupants do not even deign to look at us so much contempt is.
It was Thomas Sankara who said: “The slave who is not capable of assuming his revolt does not deserve to be pitied on his fate. This slave will answer alone for his misfortune if he deludes himself on the suspicious condescension of a master who claims to free him. Only the struggle is free. “Our struggle has to change its form to the risk that Congo-Brazzaville will become North Korea. I can not believe or think about it in my lifetime because it is not the will of the majority of us. In simple terms, it is the evaluation of our political project that should be done in order not to miss something essential. Justice is the cornerstone of this trusted society that we strive to build.
The Congolese diaspora is not left behind in this crucial deadline that promises to make its contribution. While residing outside our country, we can not ignore the lives of our compatriots; Congo is the land of our ancestors because “the eagle flying in the firmament its carapace always returns on earth”.
The call for dialogue has been received but the conditions for its implementation remain insufficient. There are no good Congolese on one side and the bad on the other. Our offer of the hand stretched without any thought remains no news even if we have to shake hands with the devil. We have never doubted the merits of our claims.
We are republicans of progress, those men who have no partisan attachment to some, respectful of order and justice, and convinced that good state management alone is able to ensure the sustainability of the social democracy and promote development in a spirit of social justice. We make the moral rigor our compass and the sense of state our doctrine. We will build our country by applying its motto: unity, work and progress.
National reconciliation necessarily involves political inclusive dialogue, the place of the expression of truths and the establishment of the foundations of justice. Congo-Brazzaville belongs to us all and it is only together that we will build our dear and beautiful country. Our role is to bring together the Congolese to recreate the social bond. The time has come to heal our wounds, to reduce the gulf that separates us, to build in brotherhood.
Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final. The failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. “Congolese people do not lower their arms because on this day the sun rises.
Source: zenga-mambu / By Patrice Aimé Césaire MIAKASSISSA