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Johannesburg, 30 April 2013 – Burkina Faso recently commemorated the APRM Day as part of the activities marking the 10th APRM Anniversary in the country.
Dr. Mustapha Mekideche, member of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Panel of Eminent Persons, led an APRM delegation to Ouagadougou from 16 to 19 April 2013 to participate in the commemoration of the APRM Day. Exceptionally, the APRM Day was commemorated across the country on 19 April, instead of 9 March 2013. Dr. Mekideche was accompanied by Dr. Koffi Adorgloh, from the APRM Secretariat.
The programme of activities included a visit to His Excellency Luc-Adolphe Tiao, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, and His Excellency Assimi Kouanda, Chairman of the APRM National Commission on Governance, who is also Minister of State in charge of Missions of the President of Burkina Faso.
The APRM delegation held a Press Conference with the Head of the APRM National Secretariat, during which various questions about the Mechanism and national issues were discussed.
A high-profile event organized by the APRM National Secretariat in Ouagadougou, the capital city of the country, was attended by more than 500 stakeholders. The main activities comprised the launch of the new National APRM Website, the projection of a video on the milestones since Burkina Faso’s accession to the APRM to date, and a two-hour conference during which Dr. Mekideche, flanked by three other personalities, gave a lecture on “The APRM: Challenges and the way forward in Africa”.