Ouagadougou: The Young Students and United Students association (JEEU) cleaned during the night from Saturday to Sunday, the portion of the road going from the Cathedral to the Rond-Point des Cinéastes in Ouagadougou. This activity was preceded by a talk on citizenship and patriotism.

‘Our mothers from the green brigade, with their brooms, try every morning to make our streets clean. It’s a citizen action that helps restore a good image to the city,’ declares Saïd Sylla Zombra, communications manager for the association Jeunes Elèves et Étudiants Unis (JEEU).

For him, the street sweepers in the early morning, called women of the green brigade, restore shine to the streets of the capital through their civic action.

Mr. Zombra was speaking during the night from Saturday to Sunday in Ouagadougou, during a cleaning activity organized by his association.

According to the president of the association, Cheick Amed Tidjane Compaoré, this activity aims on the one hand to pay tribute to the mothers of the green bri
gade for the efforts they make to make cities clean and on the other hand to bring the community schoolchildren and students to adopt cleanliness around them so that Burkina Faso is one of the cleanest countries in Africa.

The members and supporters of the association, around sixty, cleaned the street leaving the Cathedral Church of Ouagadougou to go to the Rond-Point des Cinéastes via the central town hall.

‘We were really surprised by the goodwill of these young people who agreed to sacrifice this Saturday and occupied it usefully through this civic action, namely the sweeping of the tar,’ rejoices Saïd Zombra.

‘This activity is a great initiative that we fully appreciate. Seeing young people and students coming together to carry out eco-citizen action in the city is truly to be welcomed,’ greets Assami Tiendrébéogo, First Vice-President of the Special Delegation of Ouagadougou. Assami Tiendrébéogo encouraged participants to raise awareness about citizen actions that reflect their patriotism.

Before the
actual cleaning began, the members of the association led a discussion on citizenship and patriotism.

‘A good citizen is one who respects the duties and rights that his country confers on him. The good citizen does not wait for his country to give to him,’ says Labidi Naba, spokesperson for the Faso Kooz movement, speaker.

According to him, the citizen should be the one who does good things in his environment and for his homeland.

‘Regarding patriotism, we invited them to respond positively to the various calls from their state. The transition has put in place certain instruments such as popular shareholding through community entrepreneurship and the Patriotic Support Fund, which allow people to demonstrate their patriotism,’ explains Labidi Naba.

Sosthène Sanou, special advisor to the President of Faso, responsible for youth, present at this talk, encouraged the members of the association to continue in this momentum.

Cheick Amed Tidjane Compaoré expressed his gratitude to the special advisor to the Hea
d of State in charge of youth, to the 1st vice-president of the special delegation from Ouagadougou, to all the distinguished guests and to his comrades for their effective presence.

The Young Students and United Students association was created in 2021. It has several hundred supporters led by an office of 12 members. In addition to civic activities, JEEU holds leadership sessions.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

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