Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga received, yesterday at the Primature, a delegation from the Association of Nationals of the Circle of Ansongo, led by its coordinator Dr. Yeya Issa Maïga. She had come to express her concerns to the head of government, which essentially revolve around the security situation and development in the said circle.
According to the president of the association, the insecurity has considerably impoverished the population of the locality. “Today, nothing can be done in Ansongo. Even the small business that existed was prevented,” lamented Dr. Yeya Issa Maïga. Adding that the deterioration of the security situation in Ménaka has a lot to do with it.
Dr Maïga said that the city of Ansongo has become a martyr city, overpopulated and facing many difficulties. Recognizing the “considerable” efforts of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) in the fight against terrorism, the Association of Nationals of Ansongo says it has counted on the head of government so that peace returns to the circle and that the local economy can be restarted.
The natives of the Circle of Ansongo also asked for the erection of their locality “into a high-level administrative district”. They also reaffirmed their support for the authorities for the success of the Transition.
In response, the Prime Minister highlighted the efforts that are underway to pacify the whole country. “We have understood that whatever the ambitions that the President of the Transition and the government have for the country, as long as there is no security, nothing can be achieved”, declared Dr Choguel Kokalla Maïga.
According to the head of government, a country invaded by people who believe they are undefeated cannot be independent. This is all the more clear in the conscience of the authorities of the Transition that they must first restore security in our country. However, he will say, a great turning point has been made with the rectification of the Transition.
Today, we can, without risk of being mistaken, say that our country is one of the first military powers in the sub-region, declared the head of government. Before adding that if we were in this situation, 10 or 15 years ago, our country would not have fallen so low. Asking the populations for patience, Dr. Choguel Kokalla Maïga reaffirmed the will of the authorities to pacify all of Mali.