By Christopher Ambe Shu
Dr.Makongo told national and foreign Journalists on November 10 at the end of a Mining Conference that held in Mauritania that the good policies of President Abdel Aziz has made the country what he described as "Very investment-friendly".
He added that it is now time to invest in the mining sector of this country, because of the favorable business climate.
Mr.Abdel Aziz had won presidential election organized on July 18, 2009 to become a democratically elected president of
and was inaugurated on August 5, 2009. Mauritania
Mr. Aziz had won the presidential election by securing 52.58 percent of the votes, surpassing the 50 percent threshold to win the presidency. Mr.Aziz competed with other eight candidates for the presidency. He was followed by candidate Ahmed Ould Daddah, who got 13.66 percent of the votes
According to Dr.Makongo, it is on record that the election that saw Mr. Aziz emerge as president was not only democratic but free and fair.
"Because President Abdel Aziz has made the fights against Al-Quada and corruptiuon, the respect for Human Rights the central piece of his administartion,
has suddenly become investment-friendly”, he noted.”. He said a competitive and attractive mining code has made Mauritania Mauritania one of the best mining countries in Africa, for mining companies to pump money. And this would lead to the creation of many jobs, reduce crime, poverty, hunger and lead to improved living standards"
Dr Makongo thought, with the Mauritanian “Tasiast” mine perceived as one of the fastest-growing in the world, this Islamic country will soon become a key economic player especially as the price of gold keeps rising.
|President Aziz (left) in warm handshake with Dr .Makongo|