On Saturday January 21, 2023, at its headquarters in Boulkasoumbougou, the Alliance for Mali (A.MA), headed by Dr. Moussa Aliou Keita, with a view to contributing to the success of the constitutional review scheduled for next March, hosted a press conference on the issues and challenges associated with it.
It is in its vision to contribute to the success of the good actions of the transition, including the project to revise the old constitution, that this press conference was hosted by the Alliance for Mali (A.MA), which is, according to its president, one of the actions it plans to take for the success of the referendum.
President Dr. Moussa Aliou Keita stressed that his alliance is reflected in this constitutional revision initiated by the Transitional authorities, which corresponds, according to him, to the aspiration of a very good part of the Malian population because it is one of the recommendations made during the National Conference on Refoundation which involved all the social strata of the country.
Congratulating this step taken by the Transitional authorities to revise the constitution, Dr. Moussa A. Keita affirms that this referendum represents enormous challenges for the country. Firstly, according to Dr. Keita, the revision of the old constitution will make it possible to fill the legal loopholes from which it suffers. According to the president, the new constitution will allow Malians to unite more and all the sons and daughters of Mali to take part, at all levels, in decision-making concerning the future of the country.
This new constitution, according to the A.Ma, will lead to the establishment of stable and strong institutions. It will allow, according to Moussa A. Keita, to put an end to the post-electoral crises which have always scoured Mali since the advent of democracy.
The Alliance for Mali is not unaware of the difficulties that this process of constitutional revision may encounter. According to President Keita, the first challenge is how to bring all daughters and sons to accept this revision of the constitution which is not shared by some, in particular certain political parties.
The second difficulty that this revision process has to face, which is major, is related to time: how to organize this referendum in the allotted time and in transparency given that there are only two months left. While the installation of the dismemberments of the AIGE is not yet finished in certain localities of the country and outside the country.
Another difficulty that can hinder this referendum, according to the A.Ma, is the material organization. Because, ” will the organization be totally finished before the date of the referendum asks Mr. Keita.
Another challenge that the authorities must face for the success of this revision is that of security, according to the AMA According to its president, the authorities have said that the elections cannot take place until the territorial integrity is not assured.
But, he noted, “ where we are today, we know that certain localities of the country, certain regions, certain circles are not under the effective control of the State; therefore they are under the control of the terrorists. »
As a reminder, the A.Ma, which was created on October 9, 2022, is a coalition of 17 organizations including three political parties, four associations and a platform of associations. Its main objectives are: to unite all the sons and daughters of the country and above all to support all the good actions of the government of the Transition.
Fadiala N. Dembele