Africa leadership is by far known for corruption, stick-in power politicians and rigging of elections. But come to know Justice Minister Celestin Tunda who wants to resign because of clash with president over the law.
Justice Minister Celestin Tunda disagreement with the president
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister resigned his position last Saturday. This comes after a difference of opinion with the president over the new proposed law that –Gives Politicians More Power over Criminal Prosecutions.
In a live statement, the minister did not say his reasons for his resignation. He was briefly arrested last month after their difference in the view of the new law hit the rock. However, Mr Tunda, a truly unique leader, has consistently criticized a lot of changes in the laws by the current government. However, he inherently say the laws are not good for the people and for the democracy of the republic.
The contentious reforms include proposals to delimit the powers of the judges, which critics say is a move to stop the judiciary of its full mandate.
The law was put forward by the Common Front for Congo, a party close to Kabila, who has in the long time remained in the background force in the national politics.
What he had to say
“There is no time in the government here in Congo that we have discussed observations on proposed laws. The bills are prerogative of the MPs, how could we discuss them in the government?”
said the ex minister.
One must have the approval of the National Assembly before prosecuting a member of the government. What we have seen today is the birth of dictatorship.”
For a country which depends on democracy as a rule of law this is a true signal of a bad rule in the country. While the same case has been witnessed in other African country, Kenya for example, there is total need for change. Africa is not going to grow with bad leadership, lack of democracy and no justice but instead an accountable government which goes by the law. All for a better Africa!