Mother’s day celebration
For the 2018 edition of Mother's Day, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire celebrated the wives of the military, gendarmes and police of Côte d'Ivoire. The tribute ceremony to the wives of the members of these three (03) corps took place on Saturday, May 28, 2018, at the new Akouedo camp. It witnessed the presence of Hamed Bakayoko, Minister of State, Minister of Defense, Sidiki Diakité, Minister of Home Affairs and Security, Mrs. Mariatou Koné, Minister of Women, Child Protection and Solidarity, Touré Sékou, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the representatives of the great commandments. A total of 4,000 women attended the ceremony.
For this special event, the wife of the Head of state came to Akouedo her hands full of gifts. Thus, the patron of the event offered 4,000 loincloth. In addition, the wife of the Head of State offered in kind and in cash donations worth more than 222 million CFA francs. She also made available to the wives the FAFCI (the Support Fund for Women of Côte d’Ivoire) checks worth 400 million CFA francs distributed as follows : 200 million CFA francs to military spouses, 100 million CFA to the wives of the Gendarmes and 100 million CFA to the wives of police officers.