Andre Kasongo Ilunga was supposedly the Vice-President of the UNAFEC party and the Minister for Foreign Trade of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for much of 2007, despite doubts on whether or not he ever actually existed as a real person. Although a member of the UNAFEC party selected by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga, he failed to appear at the opening of the new Government, and never claimed his office. As a result, Kasongo Ilunga is now considered by the local media and the international community to have been an imaginary person, most likely created by Kisimba Ngoy, leader of the UNAFEC party, as a part of a plan to win the lucrative role for himself. Under government rules, a party must provide a shortlist of at least two candidates for any ministerial role, with the Prime Minister making the final choice from the list. The only two candidates put forward for the Foreign Trade post were Kasongo Ilunga and Kisimba Ngoy, with the list being compiled by Kisimba himself.
|Born:||October 20, 1972, Bukama, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Occupation:||Vice-president of UNAFEC|
About Kasongo Ilunga
Vice President of the UNAFEC Party and Minister for Foreign Trade of DR Congo.
He was said to be born in Bukama.
After not appearing at the opening of the new Government and not claiming office, there were rumors that he was an imaginary person created by Kisimba Ngoy.
He comes from a Congolese family.
He is a Congolese politician much like Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Information related to Kasongo Ilunga
- Nonexistent people used in hoaxes
- Government ministers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo