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Côte d’Ivoire National Assembly President Soro Highlights LSP Project during Speech Opening the New Session of Parliament

Guillaume Soro, President of the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire, highlighted the recent work of the USAID funded Côte d’Ivoire Legislative Strengthening Program implemented by SUNY/CID in his speech marking the opening of the new session of the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire. President Soro praised the LSP’s support to commissions in carrying out field visits in his remarks. A copy of his remarks translated from the original French may be found below. The work of the CI LSP project was also recently recognized in the May 2014 news bulletin of the National Assembly Le Parliamentaire. A copy of the news bulletin may be found here.

President Soro:

“The opportunity also seems to me to enjoy together some timely actions we have been driving during the intercessional period:

Precisely, in our desire to contribute to the management of everyday citizen, we have intensified our actions on the ground.

Thus, several missions were they made by Members on all the territory, in order to ensure the realization of government promises.

With the support of our partner USAID, standing committees, depending on their field of competence, visited, in the District of Abidjan, University Felix Houphouët-Boigny hemodialysis center Cocody, as well as suspected plants emitting gas pollutants in the lagoon bay of Kumasi.

Inside the country, Members have traveled the CHR and General Hospital Department of Gagnoa University Péléforo Gon Coulibaly Korhogo to inventory the infrastructure and equipment.

Communities in western Côte d'Ivoire including Man, Sipilou, Guiglo, Taiwan, Blolequin, and Duékoué were visited in order to assess the security situation.

Tafiré, Guiglo, and Tai were also covered in order to control the effective implementation of the prohibition of the forest above the 8th parallel and to inquire about the state of conservation of our forest reserves exploitation.

In the coming days, I will ask the commission at a meeting of restitution of their findings, which will allow us to make recommendations to the Government."

See more of SUNY/CID's work in Cote d'Ivoire

Posted May 9, 2014