Death of Lambert Amon Tanoh: the Presidential couple expressed his condolences to the grieving family

Lambert Amon Tanoh died on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the age of 96. Former Minister of National Education, the late Lambert Amon Tanoh is the father of Mr. Marcel Amon Tanoh, current Executive Secretary of the Council of the Entente and former aide to the Head of State.

Following the sad news that has hit the Amon Tanoh family , the Presidential couple paid a visit to the grieving family to express their sincere condolences and show their support to the family of the illustrious departed.

Leading a strong delegation the First Lady Dominique Ouattara went, in the afternoon of Thursday, January 20, 2022, to the residence of Mr. Lambert Amon Tanoh located at II Plateaux Vallon.  The wife of the Head of State and members of her delegation were welcomed by members of the family of the deceased headed by Mr. Marcel Amon Tanoh, Executive Secretary of the Council of the Entente.

The delegation of the wife of the Head of State consisted in Mrs. Florence Achi, wife of the Prime Minister, Mr. Touré Mamadou, Minister of Youth Promotion, Professional Integration and Civic Service and spokesperson of the First Lady’s delegation, Mrs. Kaba Nialé, Minister of Planning and Development, Mrs. Mariatou Koné, Minister of National Education and Literacy and many other officials.

On behalf of the Presidential couple, Mr. Touré Mamadou, Minister of Youth Promotion, Professional Integration and Civic Service, expressed the support and condolences of the Head of State and the First Lady Dominique Ouattara to the bereaved family. On behalf of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the spokesman insisted on the very strong ties between the deceased and the Presidential couple on the one hand and the Presidential couple and Mr. Marcel Amon Tanoh on the other hand. “The First Lady considers herself as a member of the family. Given the strong ties between her and the late Lambert Amon Tanoh. The son of Minister Lambert Amon Tanoh is also her brother and the brother of the President of the Republic. That is why she came to express her sympathy,” revealed Mr. Mamadou Toure, spokesperson for the First Lady’s delegation. The First Lady also recalled her great affection for the wife of Minister Lambert Amon Tanoh. She asked her to remain strong in the wake of his death. Taking advantage of the occasion, the First Lady offered a symbolic contribution of five (05) million CFA francs to support the family for the funeral arrangements.

Speaking on behalf of his family, Mr. Marcel Amon Tanoh personally thanked the Presidential couple for their support and comfort.  Mr. Patrick Yacé, spokesperson for the bereaved family, also thanked the Presidential couple for their support.

Mr. Lambert Amon Tanoh is one of the architects of the National Union of Workers of Côte d’Ivoire. A PDCI activist, , he was chosen at the age of 31, by Félix Houphouët-Boigny to represent his party as member of Parliament. Lambert Amon Tanoh was in the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire on August 7, 1960 when the first Ivorian president proclaimed the independence of his country. Always a trade unionist, he was at the forefront of the merger of the four major trade unions into a single UGTCI in 1962, of which he was the first secretary general. The following year Lambert Amon Tanoh was appointed Minister of National Education. He held this portfolio until 1970.