Three Recommendations for the DRC
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has undergone two recent wars in 1998 and 1999-2008 with Ugandan rebels and Uganda itself. In the wake of these wars, an estimated 6 million people lost their lives due to war-induced causes. Horrific human rights abuses such as systematic rape and murder have created a horrific humanitarian crisis in the DRC (The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect website, n.d.). Currently, this violence is associated with conflict materials; in the area of the DRC, this is not related just to diamonds, but it is related to this and the mining of gold, copper, cobalt, gold, tantalum and tin. Neither the military nor the government appears to have concern…show more content… The final recommendation for the DRC is a focus on governmental corruption. Many times the different governmental organizations, municipalities and departments fail to follow the budget passed by the national legislature, instead using the money for the politicians and bureaucrats own purposes. By increasing transparency within these ministries, strengthening financial reporting and cash management procedures, as well as auditing the results, the government could deal with the high level of corruption and instead spend the money on the citizens and their needs as was expected with the passage of the budgets. In doing so, the country’s poorest citizens will have access to social services designed to improve health, education and agriculture (Congo-Kinshasa: World Bank supports strong financial management in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014). With financial integrity the funds can be utilized for the populations for which they were intended, not to line the pockets of the bureaucrats.
With reform the DRC’s government can offer transparency and auditing tools to ensure that the budgets that are passed are implemented and the monies go to the people for whom they were intended. This can ensure access to resources such as access to services intended to improve health outcomes, education and agriculture. Access to health care can