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Flood in Attécoubé

Flood in Attécoubé
The First Lady offers donations to victims and bereaved families
The First Lady offers donations to victims and bereaved families
The First Lady offers donations to victims and bereaved families

Like Cocody, the commune of Attécoubé paid a heavy price following the heavy rains that fell last week on the District of Abidjan and within the country. Thus, in the commune Attécoubé, six (06) families were bereaved and several people have lost everything due to the tragedy. As in Cocody, the day before, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, has personally expressed her support and compassion to the families of this commune. Also, at the head of a strong delegation, the wife of the Head of State went to Attécoubé Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to support her brothers and sisters who live such painful hours .

It is the terminus of the bus 04 which hosted the framework of this ceremony which recorded the participation of several personalities including Mrs Mariatou Koné, Minister of the Woman, the protection of the Child and the Solidarity.

And as usual, it is the hands laden with presents that Mrs. Dominique Ouattara went to Attécoubé. Thus, it has offered large donations of food and non-living to the affected populations. In addition to these donations in kind, she offered the sum 14 million CFA francs to the population of which 05 million CFA to bereaved families, 03 million CFA to the families affected, 02 million CFA to women, 01 million CFA francs to the chiefs customary, CFAF 01 million to religious leaders, CFAF 01 million to community leaders, CFAF 500,000 to disabled people and CFAF 500,000 to the organizing committee of the ceremony.

Taking the floor, the First Lady expressed her sorrow at the floods caused by the torrential rain of last week. "The trauma experienced by populations, particularly Attécoubé, is unprecedented. The heavy rains have left behind entire families in utter destitution and mourning, "she said.

 

For all these reasons, she wanted to come and convey her compassion and support to the people of this town. In addition, she praised the spirit of active solidarity between populations since the outbreak of this cataclysm. For her, this momentum of solidarity remains a fine example of fraternity and of living together among the people. She ended by urging bereaved and stricken families to courage. "I also have a sad thought for our brothers and sisters in the interior of the country, who have been hit hard by these floods. I wish you much courage so that you can recover from these difficulties. You can count on me to be at your side, "she concluded.

Mrs. Mariatou Koné, Minister of Women, Child Protection and Solidarity thanked the First Lady for her impetus for solidarity with her fellow citizens. "Your presence brings relief and comfort in this difficult situation," she said. She took advantage of this forum to urge people to courage despite the pain of having lost everything. Also, according to her, everything is implemented by the government led by the head of state so that similar situations to reproduce more.

Danho Claude Paulin, Mayor of Attécoubé, after having greeted the support of the First Lady, sensitized its citizens to the dangers of going to live in the stormy basins and hillsides. For him, it is important to focus on the lives of family members. This is why he has expressed the wish that such a tragedy will not happen again in the country.

Adjala John Alain, spokesman for the victims, thanked the First Lady and the Head of State for their sense of solidarity.

As early as last Friday, the First Lady, although absent from the country, sent a team from her cabinet headed by Mrs. Yao Patricia Sylvie, her Director of Cabinet to show her support to the populations of Attécoubé. On this occasion, the emissary of the First Lady offered the sum of three (03) million CFA francs to the population.