The first online payment platform for duties and taxes in Congo, called E-PAY, was launched by Calixte Nganongo, Congolese Minister of Finance and Budget. The ceremony took place Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Brazzaville. It was punctuated by a video demonstration session of the payment of a Prior Import Declaration Verified (PIDV), from the E-Customs platform.
“The economic ties between Congo and Turky are good and full of potential. There is much to do. As political and diplomatic relations are good, my task is to further develop this cooperation in the economic, social and many other fields”. These words were made, Thursday 10 October 2019 in Brazzaville, by the Turkish Ambassador to Congo, Serhan A. Yigit, at the end of the audience granted to him by Calixte Nganongo, Minister of Finance and Budget.
From Friday 4 to Friday 11 October, a Belgian Economic and Commercial Mission is staying in Congo-Brazzaville, with the aim, not only to soak up investment opportunities in several areas, but also to possibly enter into public-private or private-private partnership (PPPs). The opening of this mission was chaired by Calixte Nganongo, the Congolese Minister of Finance and Budget, in Pointe-Noire on Saturday, October 5.
The Minister of Finance and Budget, Calixte Nganongo and the French ambassador to Congo, François Barateau signed Friday 4 October 2019 in Brazzaville, a Donation Agreement, amounting to 8 million euros, or about 5 billion 247 million FCFA. This money will be used to finance education, training and learning centres (CEFA) in Congo, in their youth integration missions.
“The status and follow-up of the SIGFIP Project Action Plan” was among the 5 items on the agenda of the 11th Steering Committee Meeting of the Information System Reform projects of Ministry of Finance and Budget. The work was presented on Monday September 30th 2019 in Brazzaville by the Congolese Minister of Finance and Budget, Calixte Nganongo.
The boss of Total EP Congo was received in Brazzaville, on 26 September, by the Minister of Finance and Budget, Calixte Nganongo. The two men discussed the local and international economic context, followed by oil issues.
A memorandum of understanding, was signed, Friday, September 20, 2019 in Brazzaville, between the Congolese Government, represented by the Minister of Finance and Budget, Calixte Nganongo, and the Kuweit Fund, led by its Agricultural Advisor, Doctor Bahman.
The chairman of the Central African Financial Market Surveillance Committee (COSUMAF), ambassador Nagoum Yamassoum, was granted an audience, Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Brazzaville, by The Congolese Minister of Finance and Budget, Calixte Nganongo.
The lack of automated financial transaction tracking tools has given rise to new provisions contained in the 2019 Financial Law. To fill this gap, the Post and Communication Regulatory Agency (ARPCE) has been charged by the Government to set up remote payment solutions, certify electronic payments and track the State’s real-time transactions.
The first preparatory visit to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) semi-annual Review in Congo has just been held in Brazzaville from September 10 to 16, 2019. “After 3 years of recession, the first signs of improvement in the Congolese economy are evident”, Alex Segura-Ubiergo, head of the IMF delegation, says.