Banfora, 13 December, 2020 / 12:24 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Burkina Faso’s Banfora Diocese who was among other citizens of the West African nation conferred with Presidential Awards Thursday, December 10 has said that the prize is a recognition of the ministry of the Church among the people of God.
“For me, this distinction represents a recognition of the work of the Church in the Diocese of Banfora,” Bishop Lucas Kalfa Sanou told journalists December 10, the eve of the 60th anniversary of Burkina Faso’s independence.
Celebrated Friday, December 11 under the theme “National cohesion and patriotic commitment for sustainable development of Burkina Faso in a context of insecurity and COVID-19,” the Independence Day was preceded by the award giving ceremony on December 10.
Several citizens received the Officer of the Order of Stallion presidential award, one of the highest distinctions in the West African nation. The award recognizes various citizens for their exemplary services to the nation and achievements in various fields of work.
Over one hundred Burkinabés were honored by the President of the Republic during the ceremony that was organized by the Grand Chancellery of the Burkinabé Orders in the City of Banfora located in Southwestern Burkina Faso, chosen to host the 60th anniversary celebrations this year.