Ivory Coast Prime Minister Gon Coulibaly dies at 61.
Ivorycoasttribune.com can today confirm the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
The Prime Minister, who had returned home last Thursday after spending nearly two months in France for an angioplasty which required a stent, suffered a massive heart attack during a cabinet meeting.
Although he was "wounded", the "Lion", candidate of the RHDP for next October presidential election came back to his office Monday to galvanise his troops.
In the early 1990s, Amadou Gon Coulibaly worked as a technical adviser to Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara. Coulibaly was a member of the National Assembly from 1995 to 2000. He also served as Mayor of Korhogo. Coulibaly was Minister of agriculture from October 2002 to February 2010.
After Alassane Ouattara became president, Coulibaly served as secretary-general of the presidency from 2011 to January 2017. President Ouattara appointed Coulibaly as prime minister on 10 January 2017. His new government was formed on 11 January. It was considered broadly similar to the previous government under Daniel Kablan Duncan, with most of the key ministers retaining their posts.
At the RDR's Third Ordinary Congress in September 2017, Coulibaly was designated as First Vice-President of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), the ruling party. When Ouattara dissolved the government amid tensions within the governing coalition in July 2018, Coulibaly was re-appointed to form a new government.
Seven months ago, the RHDP decided to look to Amadou Gon Coulibaly as it’s candidate for the October presidential election. Gon Coulibaly lives behind an unconsolable nation. He will be sorely missed.
Published By Claude Djaquis
On 08/07/2020 @20:18