For more than 20 years, Chancery services have been relocated to an apartment in the building rented at US $ 15,000 a month.
The Chancery of the Embassy of the DRC in Washington is in a state of disrepair. The services were relocated to an apartment in a building rented for more than 20 years by the Congolese government. The ambassador of the DRC in Washington also does not live in his official residence.
It was around the 1990s that embassy staff were forced to leave the Chancery, as the building became a danger to everyone. Today, the ambassador is a tenant and the rent is 15,000 US dollars a month.
A Congolese engineer in Washington revealed that this building was abandoned more than 20 years ago. This building is located in the city of Washington, in the country of Uncle Sam, is in a state of disrepair.
He further indicated that a project is underway for the rehabilitation of the Chancery, but the renovation of the concession is not accelerated.
This Congolese engineer pointed out that a sum of 500 thousand dollars had been sent in April for the rehabilitation; but since the house was uninhabited, a deterioration is noticed from time to time. They were forced to spend 45 thousand dollars in the 500 thousand sent to renovate once more.
He also suggested that a balance of 148 thousand dollars remained but is not sufficient for the rehabilitation of the entire Chancellery.
He said that, if there is money available, they are ready to turn the Chancery into a jewel, so that next year’s Independence Day takes place there.
He also said that there is another project to begin the work of the house supposed to serve as a residence for the Ambassador, who is also abandoned and in disrepair. Located seven minutes from the Chancery, this jewel interested Hillary Clinton. Two and a half million had been proposed to the DRC for rehabilitation works worth at least 20 million in good condition.