The President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC) supports the withdrawal of symbols of the oppression of black people.By Rewmi
Aminata Touré takes a radical position and campaigns for the unbuttoning of the statue of Faidherbe, reveals the newspaper L’AS.
“Personally, I fully agree with the ongoing worldwide movement to unleash visible signs of the oppression of Black Peoples. Our history began long before colonization and long before the black trade, and we have something to be proud of,” she said.
The former Prime Minister added: “In this context, I am of the opinion that the statue of Faidherbe in Saint-Louis is unbuttoned and replaced by that of the last Queen of Walo, Ndaté Yalla Mbodji, heroine of the resistance to colonization. She faced Faidherbe in 1855 at the battle of Diouloulou. Even if she was defeated, she fought to the end before going into exile, and her son Sidiya Ndaté Yalla Diop continued the struggle».
According to the old Seal Guard, it is important to teach our youth that they have origins from which they can boast.