On Wednesday 06 April 2016, a Council of Ministers held 10:00 to 12:30 minutes, the Palace of the Presidency of the Republic in Abidjan under the chairmanship of His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic, Head of State.    

On Wednesday 06 April 2016, a Council of Ministers held 10:00 to 12:30 minutes, the Palace of the Presidency of the Republic in Abidjan under the chairmanship of His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic, Head of State.

The agenda of the meeting included the following items:

A / General -Measurements

Bills and orders

Draft decrees

B / Individual -Measurements

C / -Communications

D / -Miscellaneous

 

A / – GENERAL MEASURES

BILLS AND ORDERS

1- Under the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security;

The Council adopted two bills:

  • a bill on the status of the political opposition.

This bill provides the legal framework for the exercise of political parties and groups. It establishes an opposition leader, sets the rules and procedures to designate and specify the rights and obligations of the opposition.

It aims to consolidate our democracy and to strengthen the role of parties claiming opposition in building national unity and cohesion.

  • a draft organic law on the organization of the referendum for the adoption of the Constitution.

The Constitution of 1 August 2000, adopted in the context of a transition to a subsequent military coup, did not take into account the true aspirations of the Ivorian people. Thus, the application of this constitution has led to a decade of political crises, social and military, our country still bears the scars.

The presidential election of 2010, meant to reconcile the different components of the Ivorian population, has instead intensified the crisis and divisions.

Also, in order to accompany the initiated reconstruction of the social fabric and national cohesion, and sustainably save the new economic development of our country, this draft organic law announces the organization of a constitutional referendum for adoption a constitution, which will take into account the reality of the political and economic context of the Ivory Coast.

2- Under the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the Portfolio of the State, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security and the Ministry with the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted an ordinance amending Article 899 of the Tax Code and the bill of ratification.

This Order removes the stamp duty on passenger tickets, receipts, papers or other documents in lieu thereof, issued for the passenger transport by air.

3- Under the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the Portfolio of the State, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, the Ministry with the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Tourism;

The Council adopted a development order granting provisions for the departure tax on air transportation and removal of the solidarity contribution on airline tickets, as well as the bill of ratification.

This ordinance halved the departure tax on all airline tickets perceived by embarking passenger in Ivory Coast and removes the solidarity contribution on airline tickets due by passengers traveling on any airline flight to abroad.

These two ordinances are intended to improve the competitiveness of the international airport Felix Houphouet-Boigny and thus make Ivory Coast a tourist destination and a place of business of choice.

DRAFT DECREE

1- Under the Ministry of Transport, in conjunction with the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Investment and the Ministry with the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a decree approving the termination of the Agreement signed between the Securiport LLC Company and the State of Côte d’Ivoire for the provision of Airports of Integrated Security System (SISA).This agreement, established by Decree No 2009-100 of 31 March 2009, had been signed under a Build-Operate-Transfer Agreement.

2- Under the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the Portfolio of the State, in conjunction with the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry with the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a decree establishing an air safety charge and determining the manner of collection and distribution of the royalty.

These two decrees contribute to the improvement of competitiveness International Airport Felix Houphouet-Boigny through the suppression of the levy 10,000 CFA to benefit the SECURIPORT society and replacing it with a fee of 5,000 CFA francs to be collected by the national Agency of Civil Aviation (ANAC) in favor of the national Police for the modernization of procedures related to identifying and screening passengers as well as interconnection to the Interpol network.

B / – INDIVIDUAL MEASURES

B1 / – Communications

Under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

The Council gave its agreement to the appointment of three Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. It is :

  • Mr. Mahmood Mohammed Mahmood Al Mahmood, acting as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, with residence in Abuja, Nigeria;
  • Mr. Moshe Khami, acting as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, with residence in Abidjan;
  • Mr. Andrew Barnes, acting as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Australia to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, with residence in Accra, Ghana.B2 / – Select Committee of March 24, 2016

Under the Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget;

The Council adopted a Communication to the deliberations of the Committee for the Review of nominations for projects in the ministerial departments of March 24, 2016.

The list of appointments is attached to this release.

C / – COMMUNICATIONS

1- Under the Prime Minister, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Investment and the Ministry to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance ;

The Council adopted a Communication on the friendship and working visit of Mr. Habib ESSID, Head of Government of the Republic of Tunisia, taking place in Côte d’Ivoire from 24 to 26 April 2016.

The visit comes within the framework of strengthening ties of friendship and brotherhood between Tunisia and the Ivory Coast and will lay the foundations for a more expanded cooperation in political, economic, social and security.

During his visit, the Head of the Tunisian Government will be received in audience by His Excellency the President of the Republic and will have working meetings with the Prime Minister.

On the occasion of this visit, various issues will be discussed, including the issue of international terrorism and its impact on peace and security in Africa. The Head of the Tunisian Government will also take part in the work of the 8th session of the Joint Commission of Cooperation and the Ivorian-Tunisian Economic Forum.

2- Under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the Ministry to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance and the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Portfolio;

The Council adopted a Communication on the visit of friendship and work qu’effectuera Ivory Coast, from 5 to 7 April 2016, Mr. James Duddridge, Secretary of State, Minister for Africa, the Territories ‘Overseas and the Caribbean, member of the British Parliament.

The visit comes within the framework of strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It also aims to identify areas of cooperation and to implement management mechanisms and intensifying this cooperation.

Various other issues of social and economic interests, including the business environment, international security and sub-regional training, the issue of drinking water, the return of the service of the British Embassy visa, also listed on the agenda of scheduled hearings with the Ivorian authorities.

3- Under the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, in conjunction with the Ministry to the President of the Republic in charge of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fishery, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Cohesion and the Victims Compensation;

The Council adopted a Communication on the communal clashes in the Department of BOUNA.

From 19 to 25 March 2016, violent clashes between farmers and pastoralists from different communities of the Bounkani region, specifically in the towns of Assoum 1 Piko, Youtoudouo, Bibièldouo, Pouan and Dakoundouo.

The provisional toll of the clashes reported 33 dead including a Gendarme, 52 injured including FRCI and 2640 displaced persons and significant property damage.

Faced with this situation, the Government has strengthened security measures in the region with the deployment in the early days of 1037 elements of the defense and security forces. essential medicines, food and non-food items were conveyed there to deal with emergencies first to sanitary and humanitarian.

A government mission has also been initiated in the region since the crisis began to ease the situation, restore social cohesion and bring compassion and comfort of the nation to the families and to the injured.

After the last Government mission led by the Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and Security, King of Bouna, community leaders and elected executives and are strongly committed to bringing peace and peace in the region.

The Head of State informed the Council that he will visit Bounkani region in the coming weeks and an interdepartmental seminar is scheduled April 27, 2016 to discuss ways of preventing recurrent conflicts between farmers and herders and to provide a national response.

4- Under the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security;

The Council adopted a Communication on the quadripartite meeting of Ministers in charge of Security of Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, held in Abidjan on 23 and 24 March 2016.

After the meeting which focused on the prevention and fight against terrorism in these states victims of attacks and terrorist threats, it was agreed mainly to pool resources and strengthen relations between the security services . For this purpose, a monthly newsletter on the criminal acts related to terrorism has been established and actions are provided in the direction of harmonization of national legislation in the fight against terrorism and border surveillance.

Also, it should be noted that this meeting has really helped bring the security services and to establish direct contacts between them. The resolutions of this meeting have enabled advances in the investigation of the terrorist attack of Grand-Bassam.

5- Under the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, Ministry to the Prime Minister in charge of Budget and Portfolio of State and the Ministry to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a Communication on the accession of the Ivory Coast to the Public Key Directory of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO PKD).

This directory is the reference tool for data validation of biometric passports worldwide. It is the central database of ICAO and ensures the reliability of travel documents and traceability travelers.

In the process of securing the Ivorian passports committed by the Government, the Council authorized the listing of the Ivory Coast to the ICAO Public Key Directory.

6- Under the Ministry of Planning and Development, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Investment and the Ministry to the Prime Minister , in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a communication on the assessment of the achievement of the Millennium for Development Goals (MDGs) and the passage of the MDGs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and inequality in the world, expired in 2015. The balance of Millennium goals shows considerable progress both globally and nationally. In Côte d’Ivoire, the economic and social policies undertaken by the government since the late years of crisis to help the fight against poverty and social inequality. These gradually recede through pro-poor investments. These investments by the national budget, are intended for access to drinking water and electricity programs, reduction of child mortality and improvement of maternal health as well as the policy of the compulsory school, promote gender equality and empower women, etc.

Also, the Government intends to intensify efforts to consolidate the momentum created through the promotion and integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the development planning process.

7- Under the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development in conjunction with the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Investment and the Ministry to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a Communication on the fire at the Tower D of the Cité Administrative.

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, around 5:00, a fire broke out in the mezzanine of the Tower D of the Cité Administrative Plateau. An investigation is underway to determine as soon as possible the origin and nature of this disaster.

No loss of life is regrettable that the damage are very important. Local host and receiving OWNERS Service Foncier as well as documents and work materials were destroyed.

The Council instructed the Minister of Construction and Urban Development as well as all the Ministers concerned in order to proceed with the rehabilitation of premises and technical installations concerned while working on the implementation of a more generally rehabilitation of the buildings of the Cité Administrative Plateau.

Pending the rehabilitation of the affected offices, urgent measures will be implemented to ensure the continuity of the urban land deeds processing service.

8- Under the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the Portfolio of State, Ministry to the Prime Minister for Economy and Finance, the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad, the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

The Council adopted a Communication to the 58th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, the annual conference of stakeholders and the symposium program on sustainable tourism 10YFP, from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Abidjan .

On the occasion of the last session of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, held in Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire had been unanimously appointed members to host the 58th session. This meeting will be held from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Abidjan and will be attended by the Secretary General of the UNWTO, the Ministers in charge of Tourism of the UNWTO Member States and sisters commissions of the Americas, Asia Pacific, South Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

The Council instructed the Tourism Minister and all ministers concerned in order to take appropriate steps for the smooth running and success of this meeting.

9. Under the Ministry of Tourism;

The Council adopted a communication on the organization of the 6th edition of the International Tourism Fair in Abidjan (SITA), from 20 to 24 April 2016 in Abidjan.

This 6th edition, with the theme “Tourism regions, source of wealth,” follows the path towards recovery of the tourism sector, with the aim of making the tourism industry one of the engines of economic development of our country.

The edition 2016 SITA expects more than 10,000 visitors and over 283 exhibitors, consisting especially of travel agencies, hoteliers, of craftsmen and decentralized authorities.

10- Under the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Cohesion and the Compensation for Victims, in conjunction with the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget and the State Investment and the Ministry to the Prime Minister, of the Economy and Finance;

The Council adopted a communication on the replenishment warehouse solidarity food and non food and disaster assistance.

After the latest actions of the Government to Bédiala in the department of Daloa, to Taabo and Neko in the department of Lakota where affected populations have received support and sympathy of the nation, food in stocks and non-food items of warehouse of solidarity are at the breaking point.

Also, the Council has agreed to re-supply warehouse solidarity food and non-food items at a cost of 527 million CFA francs. For now, 147 million FCFA will go with food and non-food items to 1,163 households, including 700 in a situation of IDPs in Grabo, olodio and Dahioké along the Liberian border, 413 victims of destruction Culture by elephants in the department Sikensi, and 50 fire victims in the departments of Katiola, Niakaramandougou, Sinfra, Daoukro and Man.

11- Under the Ministry of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in conjunction with the Ministry of State, Ministry of Interior and Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry for the Promotion of Youth of Youth Employment and Civic Service, the Ministry of Promotion of Women, Family and Child Protection, the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Cohesion and the Victims Compensation the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, Ministry to the President of the Republic in charge of Defence, the Ministry of Industry and Mines, the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training, Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Civil Service and Modernisation of Administration, the Ministry of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad, the Ministry of Planning and Development, the Ministry of Communication, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Economic Infrastructure, the Ministry of Water and Forests, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Animal and Fishery Resources;

The Council adopted a Communication on implementation of action plan recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the treaty bodies.

This action plan follows recommendations made against our country during the presentation of its second report in April 2014 before the Council of the United Nations Human Rights in Geneva on the occasion of UPE. After this presentation, 186 recommendations, which mainly concern the normative and structural framework for the protection of human rights had been made against the Ivory Coast, which has approved 181 of they. Thus, this action plan identifies the set of actions to drive to improve knowledge, preservation and development of the rights of the human person on the entire national territory. This is a comprehensive program that, beyond the UPR recommendations, take into account those special procedures and treaty bodies.

Drafted with the support of all stakeholders, is available in 9 overall objectives, namely the strengthening of cooperation with the international system of protection of Human Rights and other United Nations mechanisms, strengthening the judicial and prison system, strengthening categorical and specific rights, strengthening freedom of information, the press, assembly and association and the strengthening of the fight against poverty.

Done in Abidjan, April 6, 2016

Bruno Nabagné KONE

Minister of Digital Economy and the Post Office, the Government Spokesman

porteparoledugvt@egouv.ci

 

 

Annex to Press Council of Ministers of Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 

Thursday, March 24 2016, 17 h 35 min to 20 h 00mn held in Room A of the Prime Minister, a meeting of the Committee for the Review of nominations for projects in the ministerial Departments, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget, Mr. Daniel Kablan DUNCA

 

The agenda of this meeting focused on the review of proposed appointments in the Administrations.

 

Thus, the following proposed appointments have been validated:

 

1- Under the Ministry of Economic Infrastructure

 

– Inspector General of the Department: Mr. ANOMA KOUAO Magloire (Reappointment)

 

2- Under the Ministry of Urban Safety and Sanitation

 

– Inspector General of the Ministry: Mrs. Aminata SOUMAHORO born Barro (Reappointment)

 

3- Under the Ministry of Sports and Recreation

 

– Inspector General of the Department: Mr. Daouda Sekongo Kafalo (Reappointment)

 

– Deputy Inspector General of the Department: Mr. GOMENE Blédé Antoine (Reappointment)

 

– Inspectors:

 

  • Mr. YAO Kossonou Maurice (Reappointment)

 

  • Mr. Ernest Dagrou Zahui (renewal)

 

  • Mr. Bléou Terpen Jean-Luc (Reappointment)

 

  • Mr. Moussa karamoko (renewal)

 

  • TANO Mr. Konan (renewal)

 

  • Ms. Coulibaly wife GUIEHOA Mariatou (renewal)

 

  • Mr. DASSE Babo (renewal)

 

  • Mrs. Madeleine DJOMO Ahou (new appointment)

 

  • Mrs AKA wife BOGUINARD Aya (new appointment)

 

  • Mr. Célestin Nimbo TOURE (new appointment)

 

  • Mr. Pascal DIBY (new appointment)

 

  • Mr. GNAGBO Djekou Christian (renewal)

 

  • Mr. WAYOU Kabi Apollinaire (new appointment)

 

  • Mr. ZAKI Zablei (new appointment)

 

  • Mr. OUE Guibanhié Norbert (new appointment)

 

4- Under the Ministry of National Entrepreneurship, Crafts and Promotion of SMEs

 

– Inspector General of the Department: Mr. KOUAKOU Fokouo Germain (Reappointment)

 

– Deputy Inspector General of the Department: Mr. Koffi Angaman Jean-Baptiste (New appointment)

 

– Inspector in charge of Handicrafts: Mr. YAO Kobenan (new appointment)

 

5- Under the Ministry for the Promotion of Youth Employment and Civic Service Desjeunes

 

– Operations Director of the National Agency for Integration and Youth Employment, called “Youth Employment Agency” Mr. Bartholomew DEMBELE (new appointment)

 

– Director of Information and Communication of the National Agency for Integration and Youth Employment called “Youth Employment Agency” Mrs. Maryline AKRA (new appointment)

 

– Director of the Partnership and the National Agency Funding for Integration and Youth Employment called “Youth Employment Agency” Mr. Herman Nicoué Amonny Cheick Sallah (new appointment)

 

– Director of Audit and Management Control of the National Agency for Integration and Youth Employment called “Youth Employment Agency” Mr. Calvin AKA Etchimbrah (new appointment)

 

– Director of Research, Statistics and Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Agency for Integration and Youth Employment called “Youth Employment Agency”: Mr. KONE Penatien Emile ((new appointment)

 

– Director of General Services of the National Agency for Integration and Youth Employment called “Youth Employment Agency” Miss SANOGO Nahawa (new appointment).

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