Denis Sassou Nguesso, son of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president has been chosen as minister in a newly appointed government.
The move come after the previous government resigned early May in what is a procedural move after Sassou Nguesso’s win in March election.
According to an official statement read on public television on Saturday night by the Prime Minister, Anatole Collinet Makosso, the new cabinet line-up has 36 members including four ministers and eight women.
The President’s son will head the newly-created Ministry of International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnerships.
Last year, an international NGO said Denis was under probe by US federal prosecutors over
alleged embezzlement of million dollars from the National Society of Petroleum of Congo.