The Burkinabè Head of State Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on Wednesday acknowledged receipt of a letter of resignation from his Prime Minister, Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré. He therefore officially terminated his duties immediately.
“The President of Faso (…) having regard to the letter of resignation (…) of December 8, 2021 bearing the resignation of the Prime Minister decrees: The functions of Prime Minister of Mr. Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré are terminated”, the General Secretary of the government, Stéphane Wenceslas Sanou announced while reading the presidential decree on the national television.
“Members of the outgoing government ensure the day-to-day business of ministerial departments until a new government is formed,” Sanou added.
Who is Christophe Dabiré ?
Christophe Dabiré, 73, is a former commissioner in charge of trade, competition and cooperation for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
He took office as Prime Minister in January 2019, before being reappointed in January 2021, after Kaboré’s re-election for his second and last term.
Although the reasons for his resignation have not been specified, President Kaboré himself announced last month that he envisaged “the need to constitute, at the governmental level, a closer and more united team”.