Pierre-Michel Nguimbi

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Pierre-Michel Nguimbi (born 1957) is a Congolese politician who served in the government of Congo-Brazzaville as Minister of Technical and Vocational Education from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he briefly served as Minister of Scientific and Technological Development in 1992, and he was Ambassador to Israel and Ambassador to France during the mid-1990s. After leaving the government, he was Ambassador to Senegal from 2012 to 2017.

Political career[edit]

Nguimbi was born at Dolisie in 1957. Under President Pascal Lissouba, he was Minister of Scientific and Technological Development and Technical and Vocational Education from September 1992 to December 1992 as part of the short-lived government of Prime Minister Stéphane Maurice Bongho-Nouarra. After that government lost its parliamentary majority and was replaced, Nguimbi served as President Lissouba's Science and Technology Adviser from 1993 to 1994. He was subsequently posted as Congo's Ambassador to Israel from 1994 to 1995 and as Ambassador to France from 1995 to 1997.[1]

In 2002, when the Club 2002 was formed, Nguimbi became a member of its National Executive Bureau.[1] After the May–June 2002 parliamentary election, Nguimbi was appointed as Minister of Technical and Vocational Education on 18 August 2002.[2] He succeeded André Okombi Salissa at the head of that ministry on 23 August 2002.[3] Nguimbi eventually left the Club 2002 and joined the Congolese Labour Party (PCT).[4]

In the June–August 2007 parliamentary election, Nguimbi was elected to the National Assembly as the PCT candidate in the first constituency of Dolisie.[5] He was retained as Minister of Technical and Vocational Education in the government appointed on 30 December 2007.[6]

After nine years as Minister of Technical and Vocational Education, Nguimbi was dismissed from the government on 15 September 2009.[7] He subsequently returned to his seat in the National Assembly.[8]

As of 2010, Nguimbi is the President of the Circle for the Renaissance of Dolisie, an organization promoting local development in Dolisie.[9]

In the July–August 2012 parliamentary election, Nguimbi was re-elected to the National Assembly as the PCT candidate in Louvakou constituency. He won the seat in the second round of voting, receiving 54.38% of the vote against 45.62% for UPADS candidate Auguste Boussoukou.[10] However, soon afterward he took up the post of Ambassador to Senegal, presenting his credentials to Senegalese President Macky Sall in December 2012.[11] He additionally presented his credentials as Ambassador to the Gambia on 5 November 2012, and he had a meeting with Gambian Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy on 6 November.[12] Aside from Senegal and the Gambia, Nguimbi was also accredited as ambassador to several other West African countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Cape Verde.[13]

On 11 November 2013, Nguimbi was awarded the medal for the rank of Commander of the National Order of Peace, an honorary order in Congo-Brazzaville.[13]

As part of a restructuring of Congolese diplomacy, Nguimbi was one of 16 ambassadors who were dismissed from their posts and recalled on 25 January 2017.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who's Who", Congo Brazzaville: Les Hommes de Pouvoir, number 1, Africa Intelligence, 29 October 2002 (in French).
  2. ^ "La composition du nouveau gouvernement congolais", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 19 August 2002 (in French).
  3. ^ "André Okombi Salissa remet les clés du ministère de l’Enseignement technique à Pierre-Michel Nguimbi", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 26 August 2002 (in French).
  4. ^ Pascal-Azad Doko, "Adhésion des députés Sylvestre Ossiala et Rigobert Maboundou", Le Semaine Africaine, number 2,684, 6 April 2007 (in French).
  5. ^ "La liste complète des députés", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 11 August 2007 (in French).
  6. ^ "Formation d'un nouveau gouvernement au Congo", Panapress, 31 December 2007 (in French).
  7. ^ "Gouvernement - La nouvelle équipe compte trente-sept membres", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 16 September 2009 (in French).
  8. ^ Roger Ngombé, "L'Assemblée nationale préoccupée par la situation des attributs des députés siégeants", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 15 October 2009 (in French).
  9. ^ "Pierre-Michel Nguimbi reçoit une aide du conseil général de l'Essonne pour la ville de Dolisie", Les Dépêches de Brazzaville, 4 March 2010 (in French).
  10. ^ "Résultats du deuxième tour des élections législatives", La Semaine Africaine, 11 August 2012 (in French).
  11. ^ "Lettres de créance au Président Sénégalais", Embassy of Congo to Senegal website, 12 December 2012 (in French).
  12. ^ Amadou Jallow, "Congolese diplomat meets VP", The Daily Observer, 7 November 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Ordre national de la paix : Elevé au grade de commandeur, Pierre Michel Nguimbi félicite le chef de l’Etat pour son action en faveur de la paix", La Semaine Africaine, 19 November 2013 (in French).
  14. ^ Trésor Kibangula, "Congo : pourquoi Brazzaville a rappelé 16 de ses ambassadeurs", Jeune Afrique, 7 February 2017 (in French).