DRC court set to rule on presidential vote challenge

first_imgLiberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential runoff vote Senegal’s Constitutional Court blocks two from presidential vote Supporters of opposition leader Martin Fayulu sing and dance as they march and chant slogans in the streets of the Ndjili district of Kinshasa on December 19, 2018, ahead of a campaign rally for Democratic Republic of Congo’s general elections. – Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls on December 23, 2018 in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under the incumbent controversial president. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUIS TATO/AFP/Getty Images) The Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitutional court is today expected to rule on a challenge to the presidential election.Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) who was announced as the winner of the presidential elections, celebrate outside the party’s headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Baz RatnerThis even as the government dismissed calls by the African Union (AU) on Friday to delay giving a final verdict and releasing the final results of the December 30 elections.The electoral commission last week declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the presidential race amid growing concern of result tampering.Upholding the official results could spark new violence in a country hoping for its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.At least 34 people have been killed since provisional results were released on Jan. 10, the United Nations said.Martin Fayulu, who came in second in the presidential race, filed an appeal seeking a manual vote recount, alleging fraud.The electoral commission has said Tshisekedi won 38 percent of the vote and Fayulu 34 percent.However, the AP reports that leaked data published by some media outlets, attributed to the electoral commission and representing 86 percent of the votes, show that Fayulu won 59.4 percent while Tshisekedi received 19 percent.Internet service is yet to be restored in the country after being shut on election day.Relatedcenter_img DRC runner-up asks court to order vote recountlast_img read more

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e-Portal Component of Service Delivery Improvement Programme in Advanced Stages

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 194 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Chief Personnel Officer, Careen PrevostComponents of a Service Delivery Improvement Programme are advanced according to Careen Prevost, Chief Personnel Officer responsible for human resources in the public service.Prevost has announced that the programme is aimed at improving the customer experience for those who interact with government departments. “It will help define models for service delivery and our focus will be on people, processes and systems,” Prevost explains adding that a customer’s experience is not just based on interaction with another person but also the systems and processes used.In addition to the decentralization of services, the CPO identified, “We are looking at the use of technology: how do we utilize technology to ensure that individuals can receive services in an faster and more efficient manner.”According to her, an assessment has already been conducted and a database of all the services provided by Government has been prepared in order to examine each aspect of service delivery with a view to improve the experience.Prevost listed fees, forms, the place of service and the means of service delivery.“Making payment easier may mean that we may need to have more credit card machines at various government offices, or utilize e-payment technology.”She also discussed an electronic payment component as a way to improve service delivery which she says is near completion with support from the Information Communication Technology Department and the Ministry for the Digital Economy.“That is in advanced stages. We are working with the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank to ensure that we can have this portal launched very soon” to pay for basic government services. LocalNews e-Portal Component of Service Delivery Improvement Programme in Advanced Stages by: – July 6, 2020last_img read more

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