Jean Bamanisa Saidi, Congolese political actor and former Governor of the great Oriental province already dismembered, has, in a message addressed to the Congolese on the occasion of the ceremonies relating to the return of the relic of Lumumba and in accordance with its passage on June 23 in Kisangani , his political stronghold, traced the vision of the first Congolese Prime Minister and father of independence.
For Bamanisa, the fights undertaken by Emery-Patrice Lumumba were aimed at the well-being of the population and his speeches were challenging. He believes that Lumumba has thus based his vision on the background of building a great Congo not only by its area but also and above all by the emergence of the Congolese.
“The fights for the liberation of the Congolese people and the speeches of the Prime Minister were questioning and aimed at the well-being of the population. His vision was to make the Congo a large country not only by its area but also by the emergence of the Congolese who were to ensure by a proven capacity the future of the Nation inherited from the Belgian Colony, infrastructures and production units, but also the history marked by wounds by discriminatory practices against the Congolese”, indicated Bamanisa.
Addressing his compatriots, the civil Governor of Ituri on leave against the background of the state of siege established in this province, showed his attachment to the struggle of Lumumba which had been forged in Kisangani.
“On this memorable day of the tribute ceremony to our 1st National Hero Patrice Emery Lumumba on the land of his ancestors, I take this opportunity so that together we can measure the true value of the struggle that has allowed the emergence of Congolese nationalists and patriots who were forged from Kisangani,” he said.
And to add: “May the ceremonies in progress awaken the nationalist, patriotic, hard-working spirit, which each of the Congolese must carry in order to establish a desire for cohesion of all the tribes and ethnic groups who live and emancipate themselves everywhere in our such a vast country composed of its 26 provinces”.
“May Kisangani, land of nationalists, continue to produce the best citizens who will convey the spirit of a new citizen, a citizen who will remember the political and peaceful struggle for a more promising future, a future full of hope, full of promise, full of opportunities for each young person to grow and acquire a reference education and in honor of our National Hero, our model, our Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba”, he then denounced as desired.
It should be recalled that this Thursday, June 30, 2022 marked the last stage of the official ceremonies relating to the return of the relic of Lumumba which now rests in his mausoleum at the Limite interchange in Kinshasa. Félix Tshisekedi and his counterpart from Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso laid a wreath on the coffin of the Congolese national hero.