Eastern Region Mission Manager Visits Kompienga to Support Terror-Affected Community

KOMPIENGA – On Monday, March 25, 2024, Dr. Boalidioa Tankoana, the mission manager for Burkina Faso’s Eastern region, made a significant visit to Pama, the capital of Kompienga province. This visit was part of a broader effort to offer encouragement and support to the residents of an area that has been significantly impacted by terrorist activities over the past two years.

According to Burkina Information Agency, during his visit, Dr. Tankoana engaged with a wide cross-section of the community, including traditional leaders, youth representatives, heads of administrative services, women, and members of citizen monitoring units. The main objective of this outreach was to bolster the morale of a population that has faced considerable challenges due to ongoing security issues.

The local community expressed their gratitude towards the President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim TraorĂ©, and the combined forces of the FDS (Defense and Security Forces) and VDP (Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland) for their efforts in ensuring the delivery of food and various other essential goods to the province through convoys. Additionally, the residents celebrated the reinstatement of municipal, livestock, and agricultural officials, which marks a step towards normalcy in the region’s governance and economic activities.

A request was also made to Dr. Tankoana for the arrangement of another supply convoy before the onset of the rainy season, highlighting the ongoing logistical and security challenges faced by the province. Dr. Tankoana assured those present that their concerns and requests would be communicated to the relevant authorities, underlining a commitment to addressing the needs of the Kompienga community as they navigate through these difficult times.