Civil Administration Reform: Agreement on Ending Hostilities in the Republic of Congo

AGREEMENT ON ENDING HOSTILITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO

(29 DECEMBER 1999)

Chapter III: General Stipulations

Article 5: The signatories agree to the following:

Reintegration of officers, NCOs, and other ranks belonging to the Self- Defence Forces of Resistance (FADR);

The unconditional return of civil servants and other State officials to their respective services with a review of administrative situations;

The unconditional restoration of the rights of civil servants, government officials, and members of the FADR, to defend their retirement rights following the war, as on the date of June 5th they still had one (1) two (2) or three (3) years of service remaining.

Implementation History

2000

Intermediate Implementation

Detailed information on civil service reform, especially the reinstatement of civil servants who left government jobs to join the rebellion, was not available. According to the provisions of the accords, civil servants had to be reinstated unconditionally. Given that those who deserted security forces to join the rebellion were reinstated, it can be said that the same was true of civilian workers. Nevertheless, the exact number reinstated was not available.

 

2001

Intermediate Implementation

In a different effort to reform the civil service, the Republic of Congo government discovered 9,710 false names on the government payrolls, indicating massive corruption. The government suspended the salaries of those officials until there was proof to the contrary. Before the discovery, an estimated 65,000 civil servants worked for the government.1

  • 1. “Salaries Suspended As Ghost Workers Sought,” Africa News, October 8, 2001.
2002

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2003

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2004

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2005

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2006

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2007

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2008

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed. 

2009

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.