Oscar Kashala is the Democratic Republic of the Congo politician and was a candidate in the 2006 presidential election. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has held senior executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry. He previously took a leave of absence to campaign in the 2006 elections after years of residence in the United States. He announced his candidacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 2011 presidential election.
Oscar is a citizen of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is the National President of the Union for the Rebuilding of Congo [fr] (UREC), a political party registered with the DRC Government. UREC participated in the 2006 Elections in the DRC. He is building a New City in Maluku, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. GLOBEX-RDC’s primary goal is to create a sustainable Model New City for an initial population of 125,000 residents, anticipating an urban growth of 3% per year.
The city will include 25,000 mixed residential units ranging from 2 to 6 bedrooms, with all required infrastructures and amenities to make it attractive and sustainable, including bus and water transportation systems. The project also includes educational facilities, medical facilities (hospitals and specialized clinics), police and fire stations and equipment, integrated streets, sidewalks, and related infrastructure, waste management facilities and equipment, municipal city buildings, art museums and community centers, recreational center complex with sports stadium, churches, commercial shopping district, markets (wet & dry), bus and water transport system, utilities and power generation, and marina (including a hotel) and recreational parks.
To support employment and industry, the project also includes industrial agriculture and farming undertakings such as land-based cultivation of food crops, coffee, fruit trees, palm trees, farming for cattle, pigs, chicken, and aquatic farming and processing centers, as well as industrial operations such as concrete batch, hot asphalt batch, and aggregate, sand and gravel plants, along with radio, television and telecommunications facilities.
When completed, the project will serve as the prototype model to be replicated in other parts of the country. GLOBEX-RDC and its Partners intend to meet the DRC government’s requirement, namely, the introduction of high-level technologies and securing financing to enable the project to be completed promptly.
GLOBEX-RDC finances this project, S.A., as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and, therefore, does not involve a loan to the DRC Government. As stated above, GLOBEX-RDC, S.A.’s strategic vision is to promote substantial investment programs in critical industries and value chains that have the potential to generate significant growth and employment creation. Such investments will have a human development impact due to human resource availability. They will play a constructive role in overcoming the considerable skill deficits that constrain job creation, especially among the youth. Additionally, the project will offer significant employment and technology transfer.
This investment project portfolio includes a package intended to bridge the gap between skills training (highly skilled and vocational) and labor market demand by promoting alternative education and training in response to DRC’s economic transformations and the concomitant need to fulfill the country’s need for employment. This, in turn, ensures skilled labor is available for developing the industries GLOBEX-RDC, S.A. will establish in DRC and boost productivity at the community, provincial and national levels.