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A Delegation Of Afwa Executive Office Paid Visit To The Managing Director Of The Côte D'Ivoire's Water Supply Utility (SODECI)

Monday, 16 April 2018
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A delegation of the African Water Association led by the Executive Director visited the Director General of SODECI. According to Mr. Sylvain USHER, the purpose of the visit was to officially express the New Year wishes to the General Management, particularly to the Managing Director of SODECI and to extend to him the gratitude of AfWA for the support it received from SODECI. "I have come with some of my colleagues to offer my wishes, but beyond the wishes, I came on behalf of all, to say thank you for the arrangements that were made for AfWA this year 2018" said the Executive Office from the outset. Indeed, SODECI graciously offered headquarters to the organization in its new premises located at the Riviera Palmeraie.

In his turn, Mr Basile EBAH, the Managing Director of SODECI thanked the Executive Director of AfWA for the initiative. He said that this was the first time since he became the Director of the water company that such an approach was undertaken. On behalf of himself and his staff, he wished AfWA good health and success. As far as the new headquarters are concerned, he welcomed glowing comments that "partners make when they visit you. This is a sign that AfWA is a truly credible Organization. I think this is a new beginning that will make it possible to strengthen the various partnerships. When these partnerships between AfWA and international organizations are strengthened, it is of course the SODECI, and therefore all the water and sanitation utilities in Africa that are honored and their notoriety grows”, added the MD. He closed his remarks with a promise to continue to support AfWA, depending on the means available to his company. This last statement was long applauded by AfWA with regard to the importance of the support it is already receiving. It should be noted that besides the SODECI’s Managing Director, the Director of Operations, Mr. Hervé GUIVARCH was present. As for AfWA delegation, it comprised the Executive Director, Sylvain USHER, Simeon KENFACK, Director of Programs, Gilles DJAGOUN, Coordinator of the Africap Program, Ives KENGNE, Coordinator of the RASOP Program, Alphonse KOUASSI, Accounting Director, Olivier GNANKPA, Financial Director, Valentin YAO, Research and Training Program Coordinator and Stéphanie NZICKONAN, Communication Manager.