The newly Transitional Assembly in Burkina Faso has officially resumes office on Tuesday after they were sworn in.
The transitional assembly consist of 71 member which shall be responsible for voting on the texts of reforms planned during the transition.
The event was held in Ouagadougou, the capital of the country where the National Assembly resume their various offices two months after a military take – over which led to the usurpation of president Kabore from power.
While the assembly was brought and made to resume office on Tuesday, Lucky Adolphe Tiao who was a member said that he was ready for the task. He said:
“We must accompany the transitional government in its unwavering will to free our country from the terrorist grip which is today causing our country to suffer greatly”
During the ceremony, Academia Aboubakar Toguyeni was elected as the head of the Transitional Legislative Assembly.
The body consists of 71 deputies of which 21 of them are appointed by the president and the reminder was chosen by the security forces, civil groups, political parties and the country’s 13 regions.
If their background are different, according to MP Adelaide Tapsoba Zoungrana, they will share a common goal.
He said: “we are all committed to searching peace. That’s it, peace, hoping that the work that is going to take place will enable to achieve peace. The same kind of peace we used to enjoy in Burkina Faso a long time ago.”
According to a report from local news outlets, the establishment of the legislative body follows the adoption of a transition charter in early March. It was drawn up after consultations between the ruling junta, political parties, union and civil society organizations.