You are one of the optimists about the Congolese market and its viability. What fuels that optimism?
First, the numbers. People invest where the numbers are. DRC has 100 million-plus people, which tells you there’s consumption. Once you have the numbers, then you connect them to your services and products.
Number two, DRC is a growing democracy. We seem to remember the worst times without looking at the times ahead. Mobutu (Sese Seko) ruled this country for 32 years, and then he was followed by the Kabila family, who ruled for 22 years. And now Tshisekedi.
Now, President (Felix) Tshisekedi cannot legally rule for more than 10 years. That brings stability in the country. There’ll be new people every 10 years; having a new person brings new ideas to develop the country.
Source: The East African