Bogandé Hosts Brotherhood Day to Foster Unity Among Diverse Communities

Bogandé – In Bogandé, the capital of the province of Gnagna, residents celebrated ‘Brotherhood Day’ on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, aiming to strengthen social ties between host populations and internally displaced persons. The event was part of the VALPAPE project’s efforts to promote peace and social cohesion in Eastern Burkina Faso, focusing on sharing values of solidarity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

According to Burkina Information Agency, supervisor of the ATT/VALPAPE phase 3 project, the day was successful in meeting its goals, with various community leaders delivering messages in local languages advocating for peace and cooperation. The event featured cultural presentations and discussions on reducing ethnic stigmatization and resolving conflicts. Performances by the Gnagna Comédie group used humor and drama to emphasize the importance of solidarity and tolerance.

The day also showcased traditional clothing and cuisine from multiple ethnic groups, including the Fulani, Mossi, Gulmantché, Yaana, and Zoassé, enhancing understanding and appreciation among the communities. Oumarou Tindano, the 2nd vice-president of the Special Communal Delegation of Bogandé, and Marcel Yameogo, the provincial director of humanitarian action, also spoke, urging continued efforts towards peace and cohesion.

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