Burkina Faso Junta Approves a Three-year Transition Plan

[Photo: Xinhua.net]

Burkina Faso’s Junta Chief Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has today approved a transitional charter which will allow him to stay in power for three years.

Damiba signed a charter which was drawn-up by a military-appointed commission and had been discussed by a national forum in the capital Ouagadougou.

“The duration of the transition is set at 36 months from the date of the inauguration of the president,” said the Military ruler in a statement.

According to the charter, one of the main missions of the transition is to fight against terrorism and restore territorial integrity.

It also seeks to provide an effective and urgent response to the humanitarian crisis caused by insecurity, strengthen governance and fight corruption. 

The move to the transitional governance has however elicited a lot of negative reactions with an opposition leader, Eddie Komboigo saying the country is not happy with the plan.

This comes just over one month after Damiba led a coup to overthrow the country’s elected leader Roch Kaboré.

Kaboré, has since remained under house arrest.

Burkina Faso is currently suspended from the regional group – Ecowas over the military coup.

The country became the third nation to be punished for the military takeover following, Guinea and Mali.

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