First Lady Dominique Ouattara provided support, Monday, October 21st, 2013 in Cocody, to Coulibaly -Dao and Touré-families, following the death last Thursday of Henriette Dao Coulibaly, president of the Women of the PDCI (the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire).
She led a large delegation made up of Mrs Sarah Sako Fadiga , Mrs. Sita Kéita and members of her cabinet, First Lady Dominique Ouattara made sure to bring compassion and support of the presidential couple to the deceased’s family. The First Lady expressed her support in the book of condolences in the following terms: "Dear Henriette. It was with great sadness and emotion that the President and myself learned the sad news. You left too soon! May God welcome you into his heaven."
A gesture of solidarity appreciated at its fair value by Mrs. Dao Coulibaly’s family. So Vakaba Demovaly Touré, spokesman for the family and chief of the canton thanked Mrs. Dominique Ouattara for her gesture of support and solidarity. "Your support to to us went straight to the heart and allows us to forget a little bit our pain," he said.
Bakari Konaté, spokesman of the delegation of the First Lady, meanwhile, revealed that the presidential couple could not remain indifferent to the disaster that hit
Dao- Coulibaly and Touré families
To show her support to the family, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara offered three million francs CFA to the members of the family as a contribution to the organization of sacrifices whishing the soul of the deceased to rest in peace. In line with the Malinké tradition, First Lady Dominique Ouattara offered one million CFA francs to Henriette Dao Coulibaly’s grandsons. She did not forget the griots and the Imams. They each received 200,000 F CFA. All in all, it is 4.2 million CFA that the First Lady offered to the members of Dao Coulibalyand Touré’s family, as well as to the griots and Imams present.