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World Mali: Start of work on the institutional reform

04:15  20 april  2021
04:15  20 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The launch of the work of the strategic guidance committee took place , April 19, in Bamako. This new advisory body, created on March 31, aims to support the conduct and implementation of the political and institutional reforms provided by the transitional authorities.

with our correspondent in Bamako, Kaourou Magassa

"It's a truism than saying that without you is possible, with you everything is possible.

It is through these words that the Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, wished to demonstrate the importance of the roles of the fifty people who make up this new strategic guidance committee.

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policies, civil society, trade unionists, academics or traditional and religious authorities from all sides are put to contribution to reflection of the authorities' reflection on the methods and setting up the announced political and institutional reforms. Mohamed Alhousseini Toure is the Secretary General.

"The main trends, the main ideas, the main contributions that can help the transition must be represented," he said.

A will of inclusiveness to find consensus and outlining debates on the electoral, social and economic issues defined in priority by the Governmental Plan of Governmental Action.

"We are therefore actors of the acceleration of the cadence of the transition", according to Prime Minister Moctar Ouane who hammered his wish to respect the deadlines set at 18 months of transition. And to do this, the time press, because the parliamentary and presidential elections are announced for 27 February 2022.

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