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Mauritanian President inaugurates the new headquarters of the Constitutional Council in Nouakchott

Noukachott,  13/08/2020
Nouakchott, 13 August 2020 (AMI)- The President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazwani, inaugurated, on 13 August in Nouakchott, the new three-floor headquarters of the Constitutional Council.
After cutting the symbolic ribbon authorizing the start of the use of the building, which will inevitably contribute to raising the performance of this constitutional institution of sovereignty and improving its contribution, the President of the Republic drew back the curtain of the commemorative plaques and inquired about was briefed about the building’s explanatory data.
Then, he listened to the explanations relating to the components of the building and its technical characteristics and also learned about its role as the highest constitutional institution in the country.
The President of the Republic followed a brief presentation on the various stages of the execution of the works, completed during a 12-month period, before paying a visit to the various offices of the building of which the total area is 2,400 square meters.
The headquarters is made up of four levels (three floors and a ground floor) including an office for the president, offices for the nine members, the services of the general secretariat and ancillary services, as well as a large room for the Council’s activities, a mosque and parking.
The cost of construction of the headquarters of the Constitutional Council amounts to 665 million new ouguiyas entirely funded by the Mauritanian state.
The inauguration ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a speech by the President of the Constitutional Council, Mr. Diallo Mamadou Bathia, who thanked the President of the Republic for being keen on attending the ceremony of inauguration, despite his busy schedule.
He expressed his delight over the construction of this building at the end of the first year of the President’s term, saying it is now visible in a strategic location, between the Ministry of Justice and that of the Interior, equidistant from the Presidency of the Republic and the National Assembly.
The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Spatial Planning, Ms. Khadijetou Mint Bouka, affirmed that the construction of this vital installation is part of a series of projects that her department intends to execute successively, in accordance with the ambitious electoral program of the President of the Republic, Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazwani.
She added that these projects aim to strengthen respect for the state, construct adequate headquarters for constitutional institutions, and bring the administration closer to the citizen in the best practical conditions conducive to the assigned mission.
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