Military appointed to key posts in Mali's interim govt

NEWS: Military given key posts in Mali’s interim govt

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:21 am

Mali’s meantime president Bah Ndaw, a retired colonel who was once sworn in closing month, appointed a 25-strong authorities on Monday, in which members of the army occupy key posts, according to a decree study stay on state television by using the president’s secretary-general Sekou Traore. At least four central cabinet posts – defense, security, territorial administration and national reconciliation – went to colonels in the army, stated the decree. Following the August 18 coup that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the junta vowed to relinquish control and preserve clean elections. But Mali’s West African neighbors imposed probably crippling sanctions, and a key sticking point in negotiations with the junta has been whether the transition will be led by way of troopers or civilians. Mali’s justice minister Kassim Tapo’s constructing was once burned in the course of the coup in Bamako, August 19, 2020. /CFP

While many posts in the transition authorities went to soldiers, civilians were additionally given some key positions.

As one of the junta’s leaders, Colonel Sadio Camara, became protection minister, former prosecutor Mohamed Sidda Dicko received the position of justice minister.

And while Colonel Modibo Kone obtained the security and civil safety portfolio, former ambassador Zeini Moulaye is now overseas affairs minister.

Junta spokesman Colonel Ismael Wague, who broke the news of the coup in a dramatic night-time television broadcast, has grow to be national reconciliation minister.

Former armed organizations that signed a peace settlement in 2015 will additionally be represented in the transitional government.

Members of Tuareg groups that led a revolt in the north had been awarded the agriculture and fisheries as nicely as adolescence and sports activities ministries, whilst pro-Bamako agencies also acquired posts.