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DR Congo Joins Abuja MoU as 19th Member


The Democratic Republic of Congo has officially joined the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for the West and Central African Region (Abuja MoU) as its 19th Full Member State.

The Democratic Republic of Congo deposited its Letter of Acceptance of the Memorandum to the Secretariat on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

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The Abuja MoU secretariat made this known in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Captain Sunday Umoren on Thursday.

The secretariat expressed delight at the decision of DR Congo to join the Abuja MoU and welcomed the Central African country into the fold.

Read full statement below.


The Secretariat of the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding is delighted to officially welcome the Democratic Republic of Congo as the 19th Full Member State of the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for the West and Central African Region (Abuja MoU).

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The Democratic Republic of Congo deposited its Letter of Acceptance of the Memorandum to the Secretariat on the 14th day of June 2023.

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On behalf of the Chairman of Abuja MoU, Hon. Ebrima Sillah, the Honourable Minister of Transport, The Gambia and the 18 full member States of Abuja MoU comprising Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia and Togo; the Secretariat once again welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Abuja MoU.

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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email: ismail.aniemu@aol.com

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