May is only midway through and we are already off to such a great start.
In May, Yeah visited the neighboring countries of Ghana and Senegal. These two West African countries are home to many voting Malians who work or go to school in these countries.
In the first week of May, Yeah headed down to Accra, Ghana to visit with key Ghanaian government officials and Malian student leaders. Yeah was received by the Vice President of Ghana, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. During this visit, they exchanged on the need for both Mali and Ghana to collaborate on bigger regional projects in the field of transport, energy, agriculture and especially security. The speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, the Honorable Aaron Mike Oquaye also hosted Yeah and his delegation at his residence for a special lunch in his honor. It was a great opportunity for Yeah to meet these leaders in Ghana and share his fresh perspectives on regional integration for a brighter future in Africa. Yeah finally met with the leaders of the association of students and trainees. He shared his vision for a successful Mali. We have always believed that Mali’s future lies with its youth and we have encouraged the youth to take a more important role in leadership opportunities within their communities. Yeah emboldened the community of young Malians in Ghana with his vision that with integrity he would turn Mali around into a success story.
A few days later, Yeah went to Senegal. Senegal and Mali have always shared a colonial history which brought a common link between our cultures and food. Mali and Senegal were once integrated as the Federal Republic of Mali. We have a great number of Malians who reside Senegal for business and trade, but also students. Yeah was received by our party supporters in Dakar, Senegal. Since he was only there for an overnight visit, his schedule was jam packed as he met with supporters and Malians tired of the old way of politics. While in Dakar he met with the elders of the Malian community in Senegal and their counselors. The elder acts as a patriarch and guide that holds and helps individuals of the Malian community. They were amazed and happy to hear of the concrete actions taken by Yeah to help our people and communities in Mali and gave him their blessing for success. Yeah was then welcomed by the union of leaders of the Malian union of truck drivers. He listened to all their concerns and answered their questions. Many of these workers have become a forgotten people running into many troubles with passport and id issues and receiving no help.
Everywhere we go, the complaint remains the same. People are tired of the old style of corrupt leadership. They are tired that their local and central government cannot find a solution and are quick to pass them on.
We can offer them a fresh leadership. One that is based on results and creating efficient government systems that serve our people. There is only one man for that job and that is Yeah!!