June 18, 2024


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Positive Leadership for a better life in Tshangu: Nephtalie Idia brings hope in Kinshasa for 2023 Elections

By Jay H. McZani
When women become leaders, they bring talents, new views; alongside structural and cultural diversity to the companies they work for, resulting in more successful solutions. Women can study more minor details to see what is going on underneath the surface with diverse views and a sense of awareness. Women as leaders and decision-makers at all levels are critical to advancing gender justice and gender equality, and to furthering economic, social, and political progress for all. Madam Nephtali Idia is well known in Kinshasa since she fulfilled the functions of Provincial Minister of Public Administration and Provincial Minister of Habitat and Human Settlement. She work with a high degree of excellence that her superiors congratulated her with high merits. Besides her University degrees and publications in the field of education, Mme Nephtali Idia is a well-known philanthropist who assists informal farmers and women living under precarious conditions in the area of Tshangu District.
As a philanthropist, Mme Nephhtali Idia helped the district of Tshangu by building bridges in the suburbs of Kimbaseke, Ndjili, Nsele, Maluku and Masina. She works actively in helping women that have difficulties to support their families. She assists the needy, orphans, and children without support for education. During her tenure in office, Mme Idia helped to organize provincial public administration bureaucracy. She targeted corruption, mismanagement, under qualification, favoritism and put forward a system of fast track of payment. Provincial employees have now they identification numbers and reference that facilitate their payments through a system of control that was set by Mme Idia. She launched the campaign of identification of public servants in health sector, education, environmental management and worked perfectly with Trade Unions to fix issues that were compromising service delivery in the province of Kinshasa.
In the department of Urbanism and Habitat of the province, she made the evolution of the city’s plan and construction strategy. She stopped corruption in documents delivery and large scale syndicate that was overtaking people’s properties. The spoliation of properties in Kinshasa is a common phenomenon since the end of Mobutu’s regime. There was a requirement to make new laws, erect new structure to implement urbanism policies and Minister Nephtali Idia personally followed-up on the results which were very positive in the eyes of provincial and authorities since 2009 to years after. Homes buyers and justice officials were forced to comply with regulations of the states rather than creating backdoor ways to sell Estates in Kinshasa.
Mme Nephtali Idia is wanted by population of Tshangu for her charismatic leadership to be their candidate in parliamentary elections of this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Research from Leadership Circle, based on assessments with over 84,000+ leaders and 1.5 million raters (comprising boss, boss’s boss, peers, direct reports, and others), shows that female leaders show up more effectively than their male counterparts across every management level and age level. Mme Idia believes that features of democracy often include freedom of assembly, association, property rights, freedom of religion and speech, citizenship, consent of the governed, voting rights, freedom from unwarranted governmental deprivation of the right to life and liberty, and minority rights. She emphasizes that there are five main principles of social justice that are paramount to understanding the concept better. Namely, these are access to resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights. Representing marginalized and poor people of Kinshasa, especially Tshangu District in National Assembly will give her opportunity to show positive and effective leadership that empowers lives of those people.
Mme Idia stands on the idea that development is a process that creates growth, progress, positive change in economic, environmental, social and demographic component without damaging the resources of the environment. Kinshasa needs it and Congo must benefit it. In regards to the rising problem of poverty, Mme Idia believes firmly that Kinshasa can eliminate poverty through equity. One of the main causes of poverty is inequality. Also, commit to climate change solutions and climate justice. She will work in the National Assembly to eradicate poverty through education, by ending hunger (and thirst), through peace. That means by pushing laws that will require the government to create jobs, enforce quality of services in state’s agencies and bring more investments in the city. That perspective will aim to industrialize Tshangu because this district has the highest number of population but suffers the lack of industry.
On the style of her political leadership, Mme Nephtali Idia asserts that every political leader should inherit the skills and research capabilities to think and act towards future growth. A successful leader should have five major virtues: Discipline, Trustworthiness, Courage, Humaneness, and Intelligence. She will work with the leadership of the state to continue bringing hope to the people of Congo. If you are a voter in Tshangu/Kinshasa, at the elections day, vote Nephtali Idia. All details will be communicated once the National Independent Commission for Elections will publish candidates. Mme Idia encourages the current leadership and allies for working to make democracy a reality while facing many challenges.
To people of Tshangu, Mme Idia says to never lose hope! Tomorrow will be different than today and you will find yourself in a happier place. So never give up on your hopes and dreams! Never lose hope when you are struggling in life because a tiny bit of hope will make you braver and stronger than you have ever been!
This is a way she keeps her Christian values and works to make people happy. Working together, we can do more. These elections should give answers to people’s hope for jobs, better health services, good social life and fair access to resources. Congo is a great country. Your dream can only be true if you give your vote to the right person who is experienced and has the sense of integrity. It is time to turn your hope into reality.