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Death of the Father of the Presidential Couple’s Steward

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First Lady Dominique Ouattara presented her condolences to the Tanon and Meledje families following the death of Mr. Meledje Michel, father of Mr. Tanon Hervé, Intendant of the Presidential couple, on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in Marcory Zone 4 at the home of the bereaved family. At the head of a delegation composed of Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandama, Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Mrs. Yolande Bakayoko, wife of Minister Hamed Bakayoko and many other personalities, the wife of the Head of State wished to bring the support of the presidential couple to the family of the disappeared. And this, in spite of the bereavement that strikes them following the death of his father, Guy Georges Nouvian, last November.

After giving the reasons for the visit of the First Lady, Maurice Kouakou Bandama, Minister of Culture and the Francophonie, translated the grief that struck the presidential couple following the announcement of the death of their collaborator's father, Mr. Tanon Hervé. "The presidential couple is fully associated with this misfortune that strikes you," he revealed. Joining the act to the word, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara offered the sum of five (5) million CFA francs to the family of the disappeared. A notable and highly appreciated contribution of the presidential couple for the organization of the funerals of the father of their collaborator. A gesture that was appreciated by the family of Mr. Tanon Hervé who expressed it by the voice of his spokesman, Dr. Hilaire Meledje. Following the Akan tradition, the family of the deceased also expressed their "yako" to the presidential couple. She offered a kita loincloth, a bottle of Gin and an envelope to the presidential couple.

Mr. Meledje Michel died on October 7, 2016. He will be followed on Saturday, December 10 in Youhoulil in Dabou after a mass of requiem in the church of Saint Jean of the locality.

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