Democratic Republic of Congo economy Minister Jean-Marie Kalumba was on Wednesday removed from his post by parliamentary vote.
He was blamed for the soaring price of basic goods and mismanagement of the fishing industry, among other issues.
The motion signed by lawmakers laid out a number of complaints including lack of a policy to support local fishermen and frequent gas shortages driving up transport prices.
The parliament gave the minister who was nominated to the post last year by President Felix Tshisekedi 48 hours to present his resignation following the vote of no confidence.
According to Congo’s central bank in January, inflation was estimated at 5.1% in 2021 and was projected to remain at around 5% in 2022.
Although Congo is Africa’s top producer of copper and the world’s leading miner of the battery metal cobalt, it remains one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries.