This year, she also was also at the sides of the Muslims on the occasion of Ramadan. First Lady Dominique Ouattara has offered substantial donations to the Muslim community, Saturday, June 18, 2016, at her office in Cocody. These donations are made of 50 tons of rice of 25 kg bags, 20 tons of sugar, 100 bags of pasta and 100 cartons of “Bonnet Rouge” milk. The value of these gifts: 45 million CFA francs. And they are donated to the entire Muslim community of the country, the mosques of the District of Abidjan and forty Muslim associations and NGOs.
Although outside the country, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara held to show solidarity to Muslims during the month of penance and prayer. She was represented at the donations supply ceremony by the younger sister of the head of state, Mrs. Sita Kéita. The representative of the First Lady, Mrs. Sita Kéita invited Muslims during this month to pray for the consolidation of the peace work of President Alassane Ouattara. "Mrs. Dominique Ouattara wants every Ivorian, beyond religion, ethnicity, ideology to add their contribution to the work of peace of President Alassane Ouattara," she recommended. She transmitted the same message to the Imams. She wants peace to be now the daily quest of Ivorians. "(…) The month of Ramadan is an opportunity for you to make all your communities hear the message of peace of President Alassane Ouattara. Without peace, nothing great can be built. So that President Alassane Ouattara and his wife can continue to help their fellow citizens, we need peace to become again the permanent and daily quest of Ivorians" Mrs. Sita Kéita encouraged.
Imam Losseni Bamba, spokesperson of the Muslim community thanked the generous donor. He reminded that Mrs. Dominique Ouattara’s love for Muslims during the month of Ramadan, is now a tradition. Better, he reminded that the spouse of the head of state does not hesitate at any time to provide support to all the Ivorian beyond religion, ethnicity and political affiliation. He concluded by inviting the members of the Muslim community present to deliver the gifts to the real beneficiaries who are the orphans, the widows and the poor.
Religious songs and prayers constituted the essential part of this ceremony.