President of the Staff Association of WAHO (ATO)
On the occasion of the visit of H. E. Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedrago
President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 21st March 2014
Please join me to invoke the blessings of the All-Merciful Allah for the save arrival of the President and his Party:
Our only creator and provider of our needs, we thank you and honour your glorious name for putting together this day including the programme that we are about to hold. To you, oh good father who control all things, we humbly turn to ask for protection, unity and sense of purpose.
So help us God.
Amina and Amen!
H. E. Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedrago, President of the Economic Community of West African States and delegation;
Our esteemed WAHO Director General, Dr. CRESPIN Xavier, and able Deputy Director General Dr. Laurent Aholofon Assogba; Divisional Directors;
Resident Comptroller from the Office of the Financial Comptroller of ECOWAS; Madame Vice President and other members of the Executive Committee of ATO;
Professional Officers and all other cherished members of ATO;
Members of the Fourth Estate (Press); Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.
As H.E. Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedrago, President of the Economic Community of West African States, and his entourage make their brilliant presence amongst us today, we cannot help to hold back demonstration of our profound inner joy. Indeed, Your Excellency, we are rather proud to express with yet the quick fleeing of time, your esteemed office has witnessed three cycles of leadership, the third being driven by your coveted and well experienced statesmanship. Epitomizing this, since the visit of H.E Mohamed Ibn Chambas as the then Head of the Commission in 2009, we are pleased to note that you are the other head of that body so paying us yet another historic visit. For this, we whole heartedly salute you!