About Congo / Government

QUICK FACTS

  • The Republic of Congo has had a multiparty political system since the early 1990's.
  • The United States of America has supported Congolese democratization efforts, by contributing aid to the country's electoral process
  • The voting age in the Republic of Congo is 18 years
  • The Republic of Congo is a Presidential Republic whereby the President acts as both Head of State and Head of the Government
  • The new constitution (adopted by referendum in 2002), established a seven year presidential term and a bicameral national parliament
  • President Denis SASSOU N'GUESSO, was democratically elected in 2009 for a seven year term

POLITICAL SYSTEM

The Republic of Congo’s new constitution was adopted on January 20th, 2002 in a nationwide referendum. The government is made of 3 branches, which include:

- The Executive branch headed by the President, who is the Chief of State (Le Chef de l’Etat), Head of the Government and Commander-in-chief;

- The Legislative branch is bicameral. It is made up of a Senate and a National Assembly. The main task of both bodies is to make laws and recommend new laws. The House of Senate consists of 72 seats whereby members are elected by indirect vote and for a 5 year term. In contrast, the National Assembly is made up of 137 seats whereby members are elected by popular vote for a 5 year term;

- The Judiciary branch is headed by the Supreme Court. It is chaired by the President of the Supreme Court, who leads the judicial branch. It is the highest court in civil, commercial, social or criminal and administrative cases in the country. It has the ability to quash the judgments of inferior courts, if those courts misapplied law.

POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Minister of State, Minister of Transportation, Civil Aviation and Merchant Shipping
Mr. Rodolphe Adada

Tel: +242 22  281 2821
Fax: +242 22  281 3407
Emailmtacmm@gmail.com
Address: BP 2148, Brazzaville
Ministry of State,  Minister of Economy, Finances and Public Portfolio
Mr. Gilbert Ondogo

Tel: +242 05 551 1781 / +242 06 666 5001
Fax:  +242 22 281 0448
Minister of State, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice and Human Rights
Mr. Aimé Emmanuel Yoka

BP 2497
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Tel: +242 06 661 6459
Fax: +242 22 281 4168
Email: mjdh_dcaji@yahoo.com
Ministry of State, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
Mr. Florent Ntsiba

Tel/Fax: +242 22 281 5907
Minister of State, Minister of Industrial Development and Promotion of the Private Sector
Mr. Isodore Mvouba

Tel: +242 22 281 0643
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Mr. Jean Claude Gakosso 

Boulevard du Général Raoul (face palais de congrès)
BP 2070
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Tel: +242 22 281 41 60 / +242 22 282 38 43 / +242 22 282 38 05 / +242 22 282 38 04 / +242 22 282 38 36
Fax: +242 22 282 3816
Emaildic.maef@gmail.com
Minister of Mining and Geology
Mr. Pierre Oba

Tel: +242 22 281 0296
Fax: +242 22 281 25 90
Minister of Interior and Decentralization
Mr. Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou

Tel: +242 22 281 1903 / +242 22 281 0440/
Fax: +242 22 281 4319
Minister of Civil Service and State Reform
Mr. Gilbert Mokoki

Tel: +242 22 281 0433
Fax: +242 22 281 4168
Minister of Sustainable Development, Forestry and Environment
Mr. Henri Djombo

Tel: +242 22 281 0737 / +242 22 281 4136
Minister of Construction, Town Planning and Habitat
Mr. Claude Alphonse Nsilou

Tel: +242 06 661 4165
Minister of Equipment and Public works
Mr. Emile Ouosso

Tel: +242 22 281 5490
Minister of Energy and Hydraulics
Mr. Henri Ossebi

Tel: + 242 22 281 0264
Minister of Agriculture and Breeding
Mr. Rigobert Maboundou

Tel: +242 06 954 3112
Minister to the Presidency of the Republic in charge of National Defense
Mr. Charles Richard Mondjo

BP 101,
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Tel: +242 22 22 281 4559/ +242 06 668 30 81
Email: minidefensenationale@gmail.com
Minister of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and Craft Industry
Mrs. Adelaide Mougany

Tel: +242 22 281 5435
Email: mpmeacabinet@yahoo.fr
Minister of Trade and Supplies
Mr. Euloge Landy Kolelas


Tel: +242 22 281 5435
Fax: +242 22 281 5056
Minister of Technical, Vocational Education, Qualification Training and Employment
Mr. Serge Blaise Zoniaba

Tel: +242 05 546 1061 / +242 22 281 5682
Fax: +242 22 281 5646
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Youth and Civic Education

Mr. Anatole Collinet Makosso

Tel: +242 22 281 0675
Fax: +242 22 281 2539
Minister of Higher Education
Mr. George Moyen

Tel: +242 22 281 5265 / + 242 06 633 9463
Minister of Fisheries and Fish Farming
Mr. Bernard Tchimbabéléla

Tel: +242 06621 3664 / +242 05 556 2170 / + 242 06 638 7118
Minister of Health and Population
Mr. François Ibovi

Tel: + 242 05551 8385 / + 24205 556 54 57
Minister to the Presidency in charge of Town and Country Planning and General Delegation to Large-scale Public works
Mr. Jean Jacques Bouya

BP 1127
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Tel: +242 22 281 3578
Fax: +242 22 281 8360
Email: contact@grandstravaux.org
Minister of Hydrocarbons
Mr. Jean Marc Thystere Tchicaya

Tel: +242 06 699 1174
Minister of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation
Mr. Bruno Jean Richard Itoua

Tel: +242 22 281 1964
Minister of Culture and Arts
Mr. Bienvenu Okiemy

Tel: +242 22 281 4025 / +242 05 548 0878
Minister of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Action and Solidarity
Mrs. Emilienne Raoul

Tel: +242 06 678 6735
Minister of Sports and Physical Education
Mr. Leon Alfred Opimbat

Tel: +242 06 667 7486 / +242 05 551 4646
Minister to the Presidency in charge of Special Economic Zone
Mr. Martin Parfait Aime Coussoud-Mavoungou

Tel: +242 05 536 4979 / +242 06 629 9728
Minister of Postal Services and Telecommunications
Mr. Hello Matson MAMPOUYA

Tel: +242 22 281 4118
Fax: +242 22 281 0470

Minister of Tourism and Environment
Mr. Josué Rodrigue Ngouonimba

Direction Nationale du Tourisme

(National Office of Tourism)

BP 456, Brazzaville

Republic of Congo

Tel: +242 22 281 34 49 or + 242 06 668 00 02

Fax: +242 22 281 55 49

Minister of Land Ownership Affairs and State Property
Mr. Pierre Mabiala

Tel: +242 22 281 5077
Minister of Communication and Relations with Parliament
Mr. Thierry Moungalla

Tel: +242 06 669 0265 / +242 05 575 2904
Minister for the Promotion of Women and Women’s Integration into Development
Mrs. Cathérine Ebondza

Tel: +242 22 281 3355

Minister of Plan and Integration 
Mr Leon Raphaël Mokoko
National Assembly
President: Justin KOUMBA
Palais des Congrès, Brazzaville
Tel: +242 22 281 0414
Email: contact@assemblee-national.cg 
Senate
President: Mr. André Obami ITOU
Address: BP 2642 Brazzaville
Tel: +242 22 281 0018 / +242 06 668 9453
Constitutional Court
President: August ILOKI
Vice-President : Pierre PASSI
Address : Boulevard Alfred Raoul
BP 543 Brazzaville
Tel : +242 22 283 01 32
Fax : +242 22 281 18 28
Email: courconstitutionnelle@yahoo.fr
The High Court of Justice
President: Placide LENGA
Vice-President: Theophile ADOUA
Tel: +242 22 281 45 17
Fax: +242 22 281 18 30
Council of Economic and Social Affairs
President: Jean Marie TASSOUA
Address : Avenue Alfred Fourneau ( Ex Trésor)
BP 1064 Brazzaville
Email: ces.congo@yahoo.fr
High Council of Freedom of Communication
President: Philippe MVOUO
Address: Palais des Congrès-Brazzaville
Tel: +242 06 668 9349 / +242 05 368 7371
National Commission on Human Rights
President: Mr. Jean Martin MBEMBA
Address: Immeuble-ex messe des sous officiers
Face Ministère de la Défense Nationale
Tel: +242 22 281 2115
Supreme Court
President: Placide LENGA
Attorney General : Georges AKIERA
Vice-President : Henri BOUKA
Address: Palais de Justice
BP 597 Brazzaville
Email: ndallaa@yahoo.fr
The Court of Auditors and Budgetary Discipline
President: Jean-Marie OLANDZOBO
Address: Rue Lastour
BP 131102 Centre-Ville Brazzaville
Tel: +242 22 281 5756 / +242 06 939 4896
Fax: +242 22 281 1660

Any formal letter addressed to one of these institutions in the Republic of Congo should be sent to:

Embassy of the Republic of Congo
General Information Department
1720 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
USA
Tel: 202 726 5500 / 202 986 5740
Fax: 202 726 1860
Email: info@ambacongo-us.org

Important Notice: Once your letter is received, it will be transmitted to the named institutions in the Republic of Congo.

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