Burkina Faso today celebrates the 57th anniversary of its independence. A commemoration in a difficult context: the government is confronted with many social demands of the workers and waits for trials in several judicial files.
President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré seized the opportunity to address his compatriots. He is asking them for a profound change of mindset to build a prosperous nation.
In his message, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré says he understands the expectations of some workers. He wants to ” reassure the social partners of the commitment of the government, to work, as far as possible, to improve the living and working conditions of each and everyone “. But without exceeding the ” red line ” that constitute the ” limits of resources ” available.
As for the national reconciliation, so much desired by the Burkinabe since the 2014 uprisingand the coup of 2015 , the country’s leader recalls that the only way to achieve this is the triptych ” truth-justice-reconciliation “.
He wants to ” emphasize that this approach is not dictated by the counterproductive desire to make political settlements .” The President takes the opportunity to ” welcome the progress of cases pending before the courts, while recalling that the legitimate thirst for justice of the Burkinabe remains intact .”
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré finally calls for a profound change in the minds of Burkinabe people to build a ” prosperous and respected nation, committed to the values of equality, integrity, justice and equity “.