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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ministry of Planning

National Investment Promotion Agency


ANAPI is raising women entrepreneurs awareness on the reforms carried out on the Doing Business indicator ’’paying taxes’’

Monday 14 September 2020

The National Investment Promotion Agency (ANAPI) has sensitized women entrepreneurs to the need to leave the informal for the formal and to pay taxes regularly.

It was during a workshop, held on Thursday, September 10 in Kinshasa, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Planning, Elysée Munembwe, and the Minister of Gender, Family and Children, Beatrice Lomeya.
After discussions and debates, the VPM of plannin encouraged women entrepreneurs to pay taxes regularly to enable the country to build infrastructure and finance development projects.

"In the DRC, female entrepreneurship is considered one of the important vectors of economic growth, given the large number of women who are involved in it. It is also one of the important pillars of the five-year program of his Excellency President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi," she said.

In her speech, Elysée Munembwe congratulated ANAPI for this initiative and asked it to multiply this kind of workshop for the benefit of rural women.
For the Minister of Gender Beatrice Lomeya, it is not enough to pay taxes and duties, it is also necessary to ensure that these royalties are actually paid into the state budget.

This worshop also saw the participation of the Director of studies at the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI), the Deputy Managing Director of the National Institute for Professional Preparation (INPP), the Legal affairs Director of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS), the Managing Director of the National Employment Office (ONEM) and the Managing Director of the Directorate General of Administrative, Judicial, State and Participation Revenues (DGRAD).

In their speechs, they have, each in their own way, sensitized women entrepreneurs to the role of taxation in the development process of a nation and the need to regularly submit their staff to professional training, in order to be always competitive.

In her speech, the representative of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo (FEC) at this meeting advocated for the establishment of a national program to promote women entrepreneurship.

While welcoming this initiative, women entrepreneurs who took part in this work, pleaded for the eradication of the multiplicity of taxes and tax hassles in the DRC.

At the end of these discussions, ANAPI’s Managing Director Anthony Nkinzo Kamole and his deputy said they took note of all the recommendations made by the participants. They also encouraged women entrepreneurs to get together and trust each other to build their businesses.

Organized with the support of the Implementation Unit of Financing for Fragile States (CFEF), within the framework of the development project of the West Growth Pole of the World Bank, this workshop was part of the annual work plan, budgeted for the year 2020 of ANAPI.

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