Abidjan, 24 March, 2022 / 3:10 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of the Republic of Ivory Coast has donated food items to the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the country to help reach out to vulnerable persons in the West African nation described as those “living this time of Lent”.
On Wednesday, March 23, a delegation delivered the food and non-food items, on behalf of President Alassane Ouattara, to the national Coordinator of Caritas Ivory Coast, Fr. Jean-Pierre Tanoh Tiemele.
“The Prime Minister, on behalf of the President of the Republic and his wife, has instructed us to come and support our vulnerable brothers and sisters who are living this time of Lent,” Ivory Coast Minister of Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, Anne Désirée Ouloto, told journalists.
Mrs. Ouloto added, “The Lenten season is a time of penance, of return to the sources and of sharing. And by sharing, we are convinced to give a little happiness to families, give them back the smile and give them the feeling that our country is a family.”
The Ivorian Minister said that politicians and government officials who profess the Christian faith need to help those in need and champion the nation’s development.