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.
  • In October 2015, a referendum was organized and a new constitution was adopted.
  • President Denis SASSOU N'GUESSO was democratically elected in March 2016 for a five 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

Vice-Prime Minister, In Charge of Civil, State Reform and Social Security
Mr. Firmin AYESSA

Tel: +242 22  281 5907
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, Industry and Public Portfolio
Mr. Gilbert Ondogo

Tel: +242 05 551 1781 / +242 06 666 5001
Fax:  +242 22 281 0448
Minister of Justice, Human Rights and promotion of Indigenous Population
Mr.Ange Aimé BININGA

BP 2497
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Tel: +242 06 661 6459
Fax: +242 22 281 4168
Email: mjdh_dcaji@yahoo.com
Minister of Finance and Budget
Mr. Calixte NGANONGO

Address: Blvd Denis SASSOU NGUESSO & Avenue Cardinal Emile Biayenda
BP: 2083
Email: cg.minfin@gmail.com
Website: www.finances.gouv.cg
Minister of Transportation, Civil Aviation and Merchant Shipping
Mr. Fidele DIMOU


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and of Congolese Living Abroad
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
or sg_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 Youth and Civic Education
Mrs. Destinée Hermella DOUKAGA

Minister of Forest Economy
Mrs. Rosali MATONDO

Tel: +242 06 666 94 48
Email: nkeouag@gmail.com
Minister of Construction, Urbanism and Living Environment
Mr. Josué Rodrigue NGOUONIMBA


Minister of Road Equipment and Maintenance
Mr. Emile Ouosso

Tel: +242 22 281 5490
Minister of Energy and Hydraulics
Mr. Serge Blaise ZONIABA

Tel: + 242 22 281 0264
Minister Delegation to the Minister of Interior Affaires & Decentralization, in charge of Decentralization
Mr. Charles NGANFOUOMO


Minister 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, Craft Industry and Informal Sector
Mrs. Adelaide Mougany

Tel: +242 22 281 5435
Email: mpmeacabinet@yahoo.fr
Minister of Trade, Supplies and Consumption
Mr. Alphonse Claude NSILOU


Tel: +242 22 281 5435
Fax: +242 22 281 5056
Minister of Technical, Professional Education, Qualifying Training and Employment
Mr. Nicephore Antoine Thomas FYLLA SAINT-EUDES

Tel: +242 22 281 5265

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and of Literacy

Mr. Anatole Collinet Makosso

Tel: +242 22 281 0675

Minister of Higher Education
Mr. Bruno Jean-Richard ITOUA

Tel: +242 22 281 5265 / + 242 06 633 9463
Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Mr. Henri Djombo

Tel: +242 06621 3664 / +242 05 556 2170 / + 242 06 638 7118
Minister of Health and Population
Mrs. Jacqueline Lydia MIKOLO


Minister of Territorial Equipment Management and of Great Infrastructures
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. Martin Parfait Aimé COUSSOUD-MAVOUNGOU

Tel: +242 22 281 1964
Minister of Culture and Arts
Mr. Dieudonné MOYONGO

Tel: +242 22 281 4025 / +242 05 548 0878
Minister of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Action
Mrs. Antoinette DINGA DZONDO

Tel: +242 06 678 6735
Minister of Sports and Physical Education
Mr. Hugues NGOUELONDELE

Tel: +242 06 667 7486 / +242 05 551 4646
Minister of Special Economic Zones
Mr. Gilbert MOKOKI

Tel: +242 05 536 4979 / +242 06 629 9728
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy
Mr. Léon Juste IBOMBO

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

Minister of Tourism and Environment
Mr. Arlette SOUDAN NONAULT

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 Use and State Property, in charge of Relations with the Parliament
Mr. Pierre Mabiala


Minister of Communication, Media and Spokesperson to the Government
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. Ines Nefer Bertille INGANI

Tel: +242 22 281 3355

Minister of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration 
Mrs. Ingrid Olga Ghislaine EBOUKA-BABACKAS
Tel: +242 22 281 3355
Email: alakoua_patrick@yahoo.fr
National Assembly
President: Honorable Isidore MVOUBA
Palais des Congrès, Brazzaville
Tel: +242 22 281 0414
Email: contact@assemblee-national.cg 
Senate
President: Venerable Pierre NGOLO
Address: BP 2642 Brazzaville
Tel: +242 22 281 0018 / +242 06 668 9453
Constitutional Court
President: Auguste 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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