Mouhoun: The “Déli Fara Mandi” Association raises awareness among its members on peace and social cohesion

The association "Déli Fara Mandi" organized on Sunday May 21, 2023 in Dédougou a day of sharing and teaching around the promotion of peace and social cohesion. On this occasion, she offered food to internally displaced widows in Dédougou.

This day was intended as a framework of solidarity and mutual aid for more commitment of the members of the association "Déli Fara Mandi" for the promotion of tolerance and the preservation of peace in the city of Dédougou.

For the president of the association, Téné Kam, the initiation of such a day is relative to the security situation that the country is experiencing with its procession of loss of life, forced displacement of populations, closure of many schools and health centers, destruction of vital assets and infrastructure.

“As women, we have a role to play in promoting peace, solidarity for a city of justice and peace,” she said.

This second day of reflection of the association was held under the theme: "Role and place of women in the consolidation of peace".

For the regional director in charge of human rights and civic promotion of the Boucle du Mouhoun, Diapoba Diarra, the organization of this day is in line with the guidelines of "our highest authorities".

For Mr. Diarra, national news continues to "remind us that the preservation of peace is a permanent quest".

“It is widely recognized that national development with its many facets in today's world cannot be achieved without the full and active participation of women. In addition to their primary role as household managers, women invariably and significantly contribute to the stability and harmony of society, an aspect that is often overlooked,” he added.

In his opinion, it is necessary to combine efforts in order to resolve the difficulties inherent "in our life in community". According to him, it is therefore important that men and women can, each in their own way, contribute to this effort to prevent and resolve conflicts in Burkina Faso.

“In this fight for the defense of peace, women, in their capacity as mothers, have a leading role to play. This is why the full and complete involvement of women in the peace process is the sine qua non for the progressive pacification of social relations,” he concluded.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, the women of the association expressed their solidarity with the internally displaced widows of the commune of Bourasso. Indeed, they offered food consisting of rice, corn and millet to these widows. The gesture was appreciated by the beneficiaries who expressed their gratitude to the donors.

The "Déli Fara Mandi" association was born in 2019 from the will of about fifteen women. Its objective is solidarity and mutual aid between members, the empowerment and empowerment of women, the advancement of women, young girls and children and the promotion of peace. To date, it has more than fifty members. In the long term, the association wishes to acquire a processing unit for local products in order to help its members and the community. To do this, it is counting on any partner who can support it in this area.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: A hundred terrorists struck down in Sawenga

In the locality of Bittou (Centre-Est), more precisely in the forest of ''Sawenga'', the lightning coming from the aerial vectors, consumed a hundred terrorists and their means, learned the AIB on Tuesday from security sources.

This feat of the intelligence services and the combat forces saved many lives, because the hundred criminals were preparing a large-scale attack, specify the interlocutors of the AIB.

The FDS and the VDP have also taken over a large terrorist base in the Guibga forest in the Center-North. The landmark was completely destroyed and stolen trucks and tanks recovered.

Tons of medicines and food, motorcycles and pick-up vehicles belonging to the enemy, were burned during the assault.

AIB sources assure that operations are continuing on several fronts, in order to restore territorial integrity and peace.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Citizen watch: the CDVC-Houndé reports

The Houndé Committee for Dialogue and Citizen Watch (CDVC-Houndé) organized its accountability day on Thursday, May 18, 2023. On the occasion, he took stock of his activities from 2021 to 2023.

The role of the Houndé Committee for Dialogue and Citizen Watch (CDVC-Houndé) is to oversee the management of the affairs of the commune.

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, he was in front of the population to present his activities from 2021 to 2023.

According to the president of the CDVC-Houndé, Adama Traoré, this meeting is part of his day of accountability which wants the committee to take stock of its activities to the population in order to keep them informed of the actions carried out.

The report presented by the president of the CDVC-Houndé, Adama Traoré mentions several activities carried out from 2021 to 2023.

He cited, among other things, training on school mapping and health mapping and the medico-technical needs of the municipality, raising awareness of the population on the payment of taxes and duties, meetings on the civic participation of women, outings from monitoring of investments made in the municipality.

There is also a public conference on the investments made by the Mining Fund for Local Development, radio broadcasts on the special delegation, the mobilization of the municipality's own resources, the citizen participation of young people and women, etc.

However, the actions of the CDVC-Houndé are not without difficulties.

According to its president Adama Traoré, the first difficulty is undoubtedly the question of insecurity.

« We do field trips, suddenly with the insecurity we can't go to the affected localities to follow the achievements. This also impacts our meetings because we have to limit the mobilization to 50 people » he explained.

Other difficulties mentioned by Mr. Traoré are the lack of working materials, in particular cameras and printers, and the unavailability of certain members of the citizen watch cells in the villages for testimonies.

Given the interest shown by the participants in the activity, Mr. Traoré said he was "very satisfied" at the end of the meeting.

To preserve the achievements of citizen watch in Houndé, he asked for the support of the population.

Created on April 19, 2019 by the NGO ORCADE, the CDVC-Houndé is made up of 10 civil society organizations from the municipality of Houndé.

Source: Burkina Information Agency