Mbuji-Mayi formerly known as Bakwanga back in the 1966 serves as the capital city of Kasai-oriental Province in the south-central Democratic Republic of Congo.

Estimated population of 1,480,000 to as many as 3,500,000 estimated by the United Nations in 2008, but since then massive immigration from neighboring areas has increased the city’s population dramatically. It is situated on the Mbuji-Mayi River. It was developed by Europeans as a mining town after diamonds were found in the area in the 1909s. The region in which Mbuji-Mayi is situated annually produces one-tenth in weight of the world’s industrial diamonds, with mining managed by the Société Minière de Bakwanga.

CMM Global started a CONTRACT in May 2019 in this part of the country, with MONUSCO under United Nations peace keeping mission. We did mobilization, recruited and trained technicians for the daily full operation and maintenance of the diesel generators at the MONUSCO site, the mission closed later on in December 2020.


Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo