the PM announces a government of “combat” against insecurity

AA / Ouagadougou / Dramane Traoré

The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso for the transition, Apollinaire Joachimson Kyelem de Tambela, described as a government of “combat”, the team of 23 ministers he had formed on Tuesday to lead government action during the 21 months of transition.

“It’s a fighting government that has been formed. It’s not a gala dinner government. The president just emphasized that point this morning,” the prime minister said in a brief statement to the press. .

Apollinaire Joachimson Kyelem de Tambela, who was speaking after a meeting to get in touch with his ministers, maintained that his government will have three main objectives.

“The first, main and priority objective is to secure the territory, to which everyone can contribute. Each Burkinabè who calls himself a patriot can contribute in his own way”, explained Apollinaire Joachimson Kyelem of Tambela.

The second objective, he stressed, will be to improve the quality of life of Burkinabè people. “Purchasing power, insalubrity, hygiene (…) ensure that Burkinabè can live in a pleasant way”, said the Prime Minister.

The third objective will be to improve the governance system. “What causes political instability in Burkina Faso every time? What can we do for better governance for our country?” he asked.

He maintained that each Burkinabè can adhere to these three objectives “as long as he has a patriotic spirit”.

On Tuesday evening, the Prime Minister of the transition of Burkina Faso Apollinaire Joachimson Kyélem de Tambela had unveiled the composition of the new transitional government, composed of 23 ministers including five former ones.

The security situation has been marked by terrorist attacks since 2015 in several regions of Burkina Faso.

These attacks have claimed many victims and thousands of internally displaced people, while more than 40% of the territory is beyond state control, according to official figures.

The continued deterioration of the security situation had motivated the coup led by a group of soldiers led by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba against President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

On September 30, eight months later, Damiba was in turn overthrown by a group of soldiers led by Captain Ibrahim Traoré who was subsequently chosen to officially lead the country since Friday, October 14, at the resulting from national assizes.

Captain Traoré and his men had explained the dismissal of Damiba by the “hazardous” choices of the latter, which “gradually” weakened the security system of Burkina Faso prey to terrorist attacks.

Aged 34, Traoré, who is a member of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR, the grouping of soldiers who overthrew Kaboré) is leading a 21-month political transition, starting October 2, according to the transition charter. which specifies that the captain is not eligible for the presidential election which will be organized in 2024.

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