General policy statement: Parliamentarians share their impressions of the Prime Minister’s speech

On Saturday 19 November 2022, Prime Minister Me Apollinaire Kyelem de Tambela delivered a general policy statement to the Transitional Legislative Assembly (ALT). After the vote, his statement was accepted. Out of 69 voters, 64 voted in favor, four abstained, and one voted against. After this session of the Parliament, which lasted all day, we gave our recorder to the MPs who gave us their impressions about the Prime Minister’s statement.

Pelagie Conseibo

“We listened to the Prime Minister’s speech. He marked all the sectors we had to bet on to leave the pub. If we dedicate ourselves to what he declared and come together for the future of the nation, the country will move forward. We asked him to take measures to normalize things quickly, not to betray his word.”

Pelagie Conseibo

Moctar Urine Barry

“I highly appreciated the Prime Minister’s statement. The points raised meet the current aspirations of the people of Burkina Faso. If what he said really comes true, I think we will solve many problems. For now, we can only stick to what has been said. However, if we feel that things are a little off the mark in the application, we will protest to the government regarding the deficiencies we have observed.”

Moctar Urine Barry

Ousmane Uedraogo

“The Prime Minister’s policy statement is different from others. We have observed many times that some statements are made to please people. Prime Minister Kyelem did not go four ways to say what he had to say. He showed that he is with the people. Many of Thomas Sankara’s ideas came from him. We expect him to evaluate his achievements in the next six months.”

Marie Angela Tiendrebeogo

“The elements that touch me the most are the elements related to the fight against terrorism, the security of the territory, the welfare of Burkinabé. These are the priorities of the transition. This output is too small. It is not voluminous enough, it is concentrated enough, but it takes into account all areas. However, nothing is perfect. We will have to review some of the things we have planned. There is a difference between theory and practice. The main thing is to change the size of things that do not correspond to reality in order not to repeat the same mistakes.”

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Nemata Brigitte Zoungran

“The Prime Minister’s speech corresponds to the wishes of the people of Burkina Faso. What the people want is peace and tranquility. His speech is primarily a call to enlightenment and war. Whoever wants to go to battle, must take care of his horse, take a weapon and go to battle. He called to do it. We can read the patriotism and sincerity in his words from this speech. He mentioned health, education and obscenity through the highway code. Now we will see what needs to be corrected or improved in the implementation.”

Nemata Brigitte Zoungran

Youssouf Ouedraogo

“I really liked the form. This is another method we discovered. This made it possible to understand briefly what was in the Prime Minister’s statement. I totally agree with this speech. It takes into account the deep aspirations of the people of Burkina Faso. It is perfectly connected to the mission assigned to the transition, which is to work for the reconquest of the national territory for the welfare of Burkinabè and to have a reconstituted state. Security, humanitarian and infrastructure issues have also been resolved. It clearly follows the lines of the main sectors of life. We are waiting for what will be done on the ground. We know a good master at the bottom of the wall.”

Youssouf Ouedraogo

Moumouni Dialla

“We have seen a rather broad discourse covering all areas, calling for the reconstruction of our nation and bringing up substantive issues such as education, restoration of national territorial integrity, return of internally displaced persons. persons. Basically, it is an all-sector speech that we appreciate as it is the speech that the youth of our country aspires to and desires. In essence and in form, it meets the consent of young people. Our wish is that this is not just an exit, but turns into concrete measures for the relief of the population, allows us to restore the integrity of our territory and help the internally displaced persons to return. However, he must go deeper into the issue of youth, his view of it, his control over it; that it embodies the suffering, insecurity and unemployment of the youth. It should emphasize all this, because in one way or another, young people are both actors and victims of insecurity. Therefore, we expect this issue to be kept in the center of attention.”

Moumouni Dialla

Musa Nombo

“My first impression is that this is a breakout speech. He focused on the fight against carelessness. I really enjoyed it. One of my questions was related to this. What strategy will be used to dry up the sources of funding and fundraising for terrorists? It has come back to us several times that a good part of the terrorists are Burkinabe. If we can dry up this mass recruitment, we will solve half the problem. Of course, he also highlighted the issue of governance affecting development issues. We expect government action to be disruptive. Therefore, the most important thing is to be able to turn all the words into concrete actions and do it as soon as possible. Let me say that we are here because the Burkinabe are dying, the villages have been cleared. Each quarter corresponds to a year. People are driven out of their homes, they sleep in trees and eat leaves. There is no time to think that you don’t have time. It is up to us to mobilize all intelligence and energy to approach the most powerful and eliminate this phenomenon as soon as possible.”

Musa Nombo

Interview with Erwan Compaoré

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