is one of three provinces which are being restored from Bandundu Province
. It existed from 1962-1966, but in 1964 the administration was taken over by the central government due to a rebellion in southwestern Congo; rebel administration in most of Kwilu province from Jan 1964; reconquest by the legal government in Jun 1965. The provincial government was restored on January 18, 1966, but the province was merged together with Kwango Province
and Mai-Ndombe Province
to create Bandundu province.
It is being restored as a province by the 2006 Constitution, which will take effect in 2009.
Heads of the provincial government from 1962-1966
- 8 Sep 1962 - 18 Jan 1964 Norbert Leta
- Jan 1964 - Nov 1964 Pierre Mulele (b. 1929 - d. 1968)
- (commander-in-chief and Head of the General Direction)
- 18 Jan 1966 - 25 Apr 1966 Henri-Désiré Takizala