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National reconciliation in Burkina: Mgr. Ouédraogo, the right man for the job!


Set up in December 2014, the national reconciliation and reforms commission appointed Bishop Paul Ouédraogo, archbishop of Bobo – Dioulasso, as its chairman. It was at the end of the first session of the aforementioned commission held on Tuesday in Ouagadougou. The works were supervised by the dean, Joseph Kabré.

The commission was in meeting this morning. We started by getting organized and decided to work in consensus way. Thus, we made proposals, we discussed, we gave ourselves ideas“, explained the chairman, Mgr. Paul Ouédraogo.

He said to be aware of the “very heavy” responsibility he henceforth assumes. He promised to work in solidarity with all the commission members to answer, as far as possible, the expectation of the Burkinabe people who “actually needs, not only this reconciliation but also of reform“.

The subcommittees that compose the commission were also endowed with chairmen. So, the subcommittee “Truth, justice and reconciliation” is chaired by Lucienne Zoma, the “constitutional, political and institutional reforms” is managed by Me Guy Hervé Kam.

The subcommittee in charge of “electoral reforms” is assigned to Salifou Sangaré whereas the one related to the “Public finances and respect for the Public good” has Pr. Salif Yonaba as chairman.

As for the subcommittee in charge of “management of media and information“, it is under Edouard Ouédraogo’s responsibility.

As a reminder, the commission was created 40 days after the fall of the former president, Blaise Compaoré, at the end of 27 years of power.

The structure is in charge of “rehabilitating consensual positive values” in a post insurrectionary context in Burkina Faso.


Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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