There is a controversy over the emoluments of national deputies. While Martin Fayulu claimed that an elected representative of the people would receive up to 21,000 USD per month, he was contradicted by the collective of national deputies from 26 provinces (C26) for whom a deputy receives barely 30% of the figure put forward by the President of ECIDE. Faced with this controversy DESKECO wanted to question the official figures on the execution of the 2022 Budget with regard to the National Assembly
The overall compensation package for the National Assembly is estimated at CDF 87,340,955,218 (USD 41.8 million at the average budgeted rate of FC 2,085 per US dollar) for the first 7 months of 2022 based on forecasts linear estimated at CDF 102,805,062,848 (USD 49.3 million), representing an execution rate of 83%, according to data from the General Directorate of Budgetary Policies and Programming of the Ministry of the Budget.
Assuming that each deputy receives 21,000 USD per month as Martin Fayulu claims, for the first 7 months of the year that would give a jackpot of 73.5 million USD just for the 500 national deputies, i.e. 10.5 million USD for one month . This is much higher than the figures given by the Ministry of the Budget, ie 41.5 million USD for both national deputies and administrative staff.
“It is indeed difficult for me to understand that in a country like the DRC where 70% of the population lives on less than 2 dollars a day, a deputy is paid 15 times more than a university professor, 30 times more than a doctor and 200 times more than a civil servant”, deplores Martin Fayulu who says he is “outraged”.
However, it should be noted that the entire expenditure of the National Assembly during the first 7 months of the year 2022 is evaluated at 318,598,010,971 CDF (152.8 million USD) and broken down as follows: 217,321,284,736 CDF (104.2 million USD) for the functioning of the institution (this is the biggest expense); CDF 1,770,649,888 for Economic, Social, Cultural and Scientific Interventions; CDF 12,165,121,129 for Investments on Own Resources; CDF 87,340,955,218 for remuneration.