US News Burkina Faso: The political class questions the military dysfunctions in the fight against terrorism

10:28  19 november  2021
10:28  19 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In Burkina Faso, the political class responds to malfunctions in the armed forces in the fight against terrorism. The majority as opposition require the Head of State of strong measures to establish serenity in the troops.

with our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya BOUDANI

Corruption, politics, poor organization are the evils that undermine the Armed Forces Burkinabè according to the political class. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had denounced the problems related to the food and premiums of the soldiers on the ground after the attacking a gendarmerie detachment in INATA , in the Soum, which made 53 dead including 49 soldiers .

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for the leader of the opposition, these malfunctions are not new. This has been a bad organization since 2019. "The soldiers did not want to talk about it for fear of being sanctioned by their hierarchy," says Eddie Komboigo . "In the 2018-2022 military programming law, 725 billion FCFA are provided for the benefit of the armed forces and they have not even spent half of this money," says the leader of the opposition that submits that There is a person who must be sanctioned, it is President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré himself.

for Benewendé Sankara , the President of the Union for the Renaissance / Sankarist Patriotic Movement, these dysfunctions are the consequence of a division within the army from the 2011 mutinies and the dissolution of the old regiment. presidential security . According to the president of the brand new Sankarist party, a member of the presidential majority, the army is undermined by "corruption" and "politics". "The army must be restructured following the Guinean example. Shake the coconut tree and retreat some senior grades and entrust the operational command to youth "suggests master Benewendé Sankara.

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