Sunday, 21 March 2021, Abidjan, Republic of Ivory Coast: HE President Alassane Ouattara, and the latter’s spouse Dominique Ouattara led prayers in benedictions in an Islamic ceremony behesting divine blessings for the country’s eleventh prime minister Hamed Bakayoko, who passed away on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at University Medical Center Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, after merely a prime ministerial tenure of 245 days.
Bakayoko (1965-2021) had been appointed prime minister on 8 July 2020 for the Rally of the Republicans party. He had previously served as the country’s Minister of New Technologies, Information and Communication, Minister of the Interior and Minister of Defence, and was deemed as a confidant of President Ouattara.
Hamed Bakayoko was laid to rest on Friday, 19 March in Séguéla (Worodougou Region). He was honoured with a national tribute on Wednesday, 17 March, during which he was raised to the dignity of Grand Cross in the National Order. He passed away at the age of 56 from cancer.
He was also mayor of Abobo municipality since October 2018.
For further information
Prime Minister’s Office: http://www.premierministre.ci/Main.html
Embassy of Ivory Coast in Germany (HE Ambassador Philippe Mangou): https://ambaci.de/hommage-au-premier-ministre-hamed-bakayoko-a-lambassade-de-cote-divoire-en-allemagne/