Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will be buried on Friday 17 July in Korhogo

Abidjan - Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who died on Wednesday 08 July following a heart attack, will be burried on Friday 17 July 2020 in his hometown of Korhogo, .

Funerals are due to take place from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July.

Thus, the Nation will pay tribute to him on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 9 am at the Presidential palace in the district of Plateau, in downtown Abidjan.


Mr Coulibal received a heart transplant in 2012 ( AFP via Getty Images )

A tribute by the ruling party RHDP (Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix) will  follow on Wednesday 15 July from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Treichville Sports Palace. 

On the same day in Cocody, prayers will be said from 1pm at the Riviéra Golf Mosque. Then, the remains of the Prime Minister will be flown to Korhogo at 2 p.m.

Gon returned from France on 02 July, after a two-month medical stay. The Prime Minister, who was also the Minister of Budget and State Portfolio, took part in a cabinet meeting on 8 July, the first after his return.

Following his death, President Alassane Ouattara declared eight days of national mourning from 10 to 17 July 2020 with flags flown at half-mast throughout the country and embassies of Côte d'Ivoire abroad.