Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Adoption of Congo Week October 18-24, 2009 for the District of Columbia area Friends of the Congo



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October 18 - 24, 2020


WHEREAS, adoption of Congo Week October 18-24, 2009 for the District of Columbia area Friends of the Congo; and


WHEREAS, Congo week calls for peace, justice and national reconciliation in the

Democratic Republic of the Congo; and


WHEREAS, offers condolences for the lost lives and moral support for the

survivors; and


WHEREAS, calls for the protection of the environment and endangered species

in the Congo; and


WHEREAS, calls for an end to conflict and for the support by world leaders and

people of good will across the globe in this effort; and


WHEREAS, call for the wrongful exploitation of the Congolese peoples’

resources, recognizing that these resources should not be a curse but rather a

blessing, and that the Congolese people are the rightful beneficiaries of their

great natural wealth; and


WHEREAS, encourages the community to observe this week by connecting with

friends, fellow employees, and relatives as well as religious, school, and civic

groups, to encourage in projects benefiting the people of the Congo; and


WHEREAS, supports community efforts in bringing this conflict to an end through

education, policy and advocacy.


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, COMMISSIONER OF SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT 8C07 support the efforts of Self-Determination, Self-Respect and Self-Defense of the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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