A tour to relieve the populations affected by the torrential rains in June. It is a mission of the heart the First Lady Dominique Ouattara has undertaken, Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, in the District of Abidjan. Heading a strong delegation, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara went to show solidarity and support to successively Attécoubé populations; specifically those of Anonkoua Kouté in "Netherlands", slum district and in the Riviera notably in PK 9. The light rain of that Wednesday did not dull the will of the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara to show her support to the affected populations of the District of Abidjan.
And as she well able to do, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara has made donations in kind and cash worth 90 CFA Francs million to the affected populations. Specifically, she provided in-kind donations valued at 80 million CFA essentially composed of food and non-food. Thus, 600 bags of rice; 1500 packs of 5 kg pasta; 150 sugar cartons of 25 kg; 100 cartons of oilcan; 100 cartons of tomato paste; 600 mattress for 2 people; 600 sheets 2 places; 2000 Plexiglas chairs; 2,000 mats and many other things that were offered to all flood victims in the District of Abidjan.
For Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the tragedy that struck the country's populations could not leave anyone indifferent. That’s how, she says, she wanted to bring her comfort to the populations severely affected by the torrential rains. "(…) I could not stay away from you in such a difficult moment that touches me at the highest point. So upon my return, I wanted to come and voice myself, my sympathy and that of my dear husband, President Alassane Ouattara," she said. In addition, the First Lady assured the affected populations that President Alassane Ouattara has taken measures to relieve them. "Measures have been taken to ensure that affected families receive assistance as soon as possible," she argued, adding: "I would like to reassure you that the President of the Republic makes every necessary effort for definitely avoiding disasters associated with heavy rains, so that the rainy season never mourns our country."
Anne Desirée Ouloto, Minister of Solidarity, Family, Women and Children, on behalf of the affected populations, thanked the First Lady for her solidarity. "We are proud of that the government can count on you to accompany it in this spirit of solidarity," Anne Desirée Ouloto said.
Djama Aboussou Narcissus, second Deputy Mayor of Attécoubé did not say anything else. The representative of the Mayor Danho Paulin thanked the First Lady for her tireless support for the poor. He reminded that in 2001, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara had also provided support to populations affected by torrential rains. Ngolo Coulibaly, spokesman of the affected populations, meanwhile, thanked the First Lady for these donations.