Three First Ladies to Bomizambo: Dominique Ouattara offers 15 million FCFA to the populations of Tiébissou, and honors Koffi Gadeau
Three First Ladies of the West African sub-region, namely, ladies Serifo Koroma in Guinea-Bissau, Patience Jonathan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Dominique Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire have given on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 the populations of Bomi and Zambo-Kondéyaokro in the sub-prefecture of Tiébissou on Tiebissou Yamoussoukro axis. With an overall cost of fifteen million CFA francs (15 million CFA francs), donations of food and non-food, among others consist of five tons of rice, 2 grinders, 30 wheelbarrows, 50 watering cans, 50 kits of incitement to antenatal care, 15 borders, 30 geometric sets, 320 boxes of chalk, 10 footballs and game jerseys. Explaining the meaning of her action, the First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, also president of Children of Africa, said she brings her support to the vulnerable of this locality as she does elsewhere. Beyond this social act, she said she had come to pay tribute to one of the worthy sons of Tiébissou, the Chancellor, and the late Koffi Gadeau. She also expressed her admiration for the weavers and the Baoulé loinclothes. "On your weaving looms, you put heart into it and it receives well in quality as well as in the originality of your productions. Always genuine, never sloppy, Baoulé loincloths are attractiveness of the region, and the pride of our country. For my part, I am totally conquered and I do not hesitate to offer them to my guests. Also, by my presence, and that of First Ladies of Nigeria and Guinea Bissau, I wanted to pay tribute to you and encourage you, "she said. Continuing, she urged them to continue to do the weaving of Baoulé loincloth, a major asset of choice for the Ivorian tourism heritage. In response to some complaints of the village women, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara urged them to join the Support Fund for Women in Côte d'Ivoire (FAFCI) to help fund their projects. "The conditions for acquiring funds are very flexible. The FAFCI is a good opportunity to conduct an income-generating activity and autonomy. Feel free to join, "advised Dominique Ouattara. As for him, the first magistrate of the town of Tiebissou, Dr. Koffi Luc, thanked the First Lady for her legendary solidarity and tireless struggle in the fight against poverty. Afterwards, he offered the distinguished guests and their spouses six complete kita loinclothes. A visit of the stands of different patterns made by the villagers ended the ceremony.