Pauline Latham OBE MP pushes for more jobs in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Pauline Latham OBE MP took part in International Development Oral Questions today, asking:

"The Select Committee visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year and saw the amazing work done by the CDC, which is creating not only more energy for millions of people, but a lot of jobs. May we encourage the CDC to do even more schemes like that"?

In response, Rory Stewart MP OBE, the Minister of State for the Department for International Development, said:

"I thank my hon. Friend very much for paying tribute to the incredibly important role of the CDC. By bringing the rigour of the private sector with the genuine values of the public sector, we have demonstrated in DRC the ability to provide hydro power that benefits thousands of people. I also wish to pay testament to the Chair of the International Development Committee for his tribute to that project in particular".