Predators against Preditors
To criticize the appetite and negligence of state services is a commonplace in the economic circles of the DRC. But when our journalists want to make a report on this or that sector of the economy, the omertà is usually what they face: "No thanks, I don't want to express myself", "I prefer to stay under the radar", "I'm too busy", "The situation doesn't allow me to"... But these same business leaders then come to beg an article when there's a crisis situation or prefer to express themselves in front of the international media. Thank you, therefore, to the business leaders who consider transparency as a moral and ethical assurance and accept to receive Mining & Business. On the other hand, according to the researcher Ciéro,"secrecy is the sign of an inability to explain oneself on the principles of one's action or values, either by lack of intelligence or lack of reflection, or to disguise interests that cannot be confessed". Control is exercised by the public, consumers, newspaper readers, voters, i.e. all those who have a vested interest in control (Laval, 2006).
In this context, we can only applaud Gécamines' willingness to set aside all the joint ventures signed with mining companies. As we will see later on, there will be surprises, tears and gnashing of teeth. Gécamines is far from being blameless, but this audit of the country's main provider of funds is beneficial, it is in the interest of every Congolese.