Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congelese Head of State has appointed Minister of Education, Anatole Collinet Makosso, as new Prime Minister.
A decree read in the evening of Wednesday, May 12, by General Florent Ntsiba, President Nguesso’s Chief of Staff, read in part:
Anatole Collinet Makosso is appointed Prime Minister, replacing Clement Mouamba, who has been in office since 2016.
Makosso had served as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education from 2015 to 2021 and also as the Minister of Youth and Civic Instruction from 2011 to 2016 in the previous government of Congo-Brazzaville.
Clement Mouamba, Republic of the Congo’s former prime minister on May 5, 2021, handed in his resignation letter as the country’s prime minister to President Nguesso.
Following the swearing-in of 77-year-old Sassou Nguesso, have been at the head of the country, who was re-elected in early April for a fifth five-year term. ***
Collinet Makosso, was born in 1965 in the southern capital of Pointe-Noire. He started his political career in 1990.
He has been apointed advisor and Director of Cabinet of the Prefect of Kouilou, Pointe-Noire region.
He is a teacher, writer and had also served as advisor to President Sassou Nguesso from 1998, when Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, the First Lady, was the first director.
Collinet Makosso was deputy campaign manager of Sassou Nguesso during the last presidential election in Congo.
The new prime minister now has a whole lot of task in getting the new government ready to fight corruption, improve access to basic amenities and to deal with social problems such as the payment of pension arrears.
Prime Minister Makosso will also have to ensure many of President Sassou Nguesso’s campaign promises are implemented.