Another great article about Yeah and his recent events was published this last week by Oumar Camara in the Malian journal, L’Indicateur.
2012 presidential election: Ouéléssébougou Mayor, Niankoro Yeah Samake thinks that we must steal the throne from the old
Supporting the 2012 presidential candidacy of Ouelessebougou Mayor Niankoro Yeah Samake, the Coordination of Associations and Clubs held a general meeting last Saturday, July 30 at the youth center in Bamako. It was attended by the Mayor of Ouéléssébougou, the Vice President of the sponsoring organization, Garba Konate,, the president of the Women, Mme Sidibé Aicha Keita and the President of the Youth, Sibiri Mariko.
It was the perfect occasion for the mayor of Ouélessébougou, Niankoro Yeah Samake to reveal his vision and ambitions for the presidential election to the Coordination of Associations and Clubs that Support Men,
For Mayor Yeah Samake, 2012 is the time for youth to wake up and take back power from the older generation. According to him, “the power is never shared, it slips away…because the person holding it, will never let go.” He believes that it has always been said that the future of a country depends on its youth. However, the youth are not involved in decision making in regards to the development of the country.
Niankoro Yeah Samake believes that Mali is not a “poor country”. Rather, its resources are being used inefficiently. According to him, if we measure the potential of the countries natural resources – gold, cotton, the Niger river… Mali has plenty of opportunity to grow. But, after 50 years of independence Mali is still known as a Highly Indebted Poor Country. According to him Mali is in this situation because of excessive financial mismanagement.
With hopes of winning the presidency, Yeah’s vision focuses on fighting against financial misconduct and development in the Malian education system. The development of a country depends on the health care and strong secondary schools and universities. Many students are forced to walk many kilometers from the rural areas because there is no close school establishment.
The Vice President of the sponsoring organization, Garba Konate reminded the youth that before an election a candidate must first show what he has done for its people and for Mali. Yeah’s support of the people of Ouéléssébougou shows that it is evident. Garba later asked the youth to be wise and not to be misled by the left populist politicians, but to make the right choice.
The words of the Vice President were supported by the President of Women, Mme Sidibé Aisha Keita and President of the Youth, Sibiri Mariko. One of the highlights of this meeting was the statue of a “Chiwara,” given to the young mayor of Ouéléssébougou by the Coordination of Associations and other supporting clubs. In return, Mayor Samaké gave his word that he will continue to work to defend the interests of his people.
To view this article online in French: Présidentielle de 2012: Le maire de Ouelessebougou, Niankoro Yeah Samaké pense qu’il faut dérober le trone aux vieux