Democracy, the fight continues!

Me Mountaga Tall, president of CNID FYT writes on his facebook page, this Tuesday, October 18, 1990: “October 18, 1990 – October 18, 2022. Happy birthday to the CNID association. Our original ideals are more relevant than ever. Let us continue to defend them with the same convictions. Uncompromising as always. to Mali. For the memory of those who left us. For our youth. Let’s hold on! “. It is a moving message, more than thirty years after the sacrifice of the martyrs (1990-91) and others that marked the long march for democracy. This reminder is more than necessary today to remind us that the struggle must continue and that the aspirations of 1991 remain intact to this day.The current transition testifies to the failure of political governance from 1991 to the present day.

The long democratic struggle, openly since the creation, on October 18, 1990, of the National Committee for the Democratic Initiative (CNID-Faso Danbé), followed by the Alliance for Democracy in Mali, on October 25, 1990 (preceded by the publication from the long list of signatories of the open letter of August 1990), the creation of the Association of Students and Students of Mali (AEEM), on October 27, 1990, had its epilogue, on March 26, 1991, by the power of fall in place and the establishment of a multi-party system. Today there is a remnant of unfinished business, a large open ground, where almost everything needs to be renovated.

In 1990, the Malian populations supported the struggle of this group of associations, which formed a coordination in March 1991. This unity of action prevailed over the power of Moussa Traoré, but the regime of bad governance and nepotism remained. Because the evils censured to the dictatorship regime, and which prevent human flourishing and well-being, economic, social and cultural development, equal access to justice, to administration, always have a showcase.

Monkey cash pay

Driven by democratic associations and organizations, the struggle that led to the downfall of General Moussa Traoré on March 26, 1991, did not so much benefit the greatest number, the martyred people of Mali, but only a privileged class. , oligarchs who betrayed the sacrifice of the popular masses, the victory of the Malian people. Thirty years later, Malians enumerate the same ills that have remained incurable: a poor distribution of growth when it exists, a poorly cared for population, poor education, poorer producers, often plundered by exorbitant water royalties.

Non-existent industrial units to launch growth from the production of cotton, gum arabic, livestock, cereals, fruits and vegetables. In doing so, our agriculture does little good to good people, but on the other hand it makes foreign industrialists happy, who earn billions off the backs of our working people. For more arable land and water (rivers, lakes, groundwater) available, agriculture, livestock and fish farming in Mali are underexploited, for lack of knowledgeable rulers and business visionaries. Economic governance suffers.

Political governance, further characterized by a wide tolerance granted to inveterate fraudsters, who can ascend to all nominative and elective positions, including the perch (the second personality of the State) with total impunity, until a group of patriotic soldiers assume their responsibilities to prevent the paradox of political governance in Mali. Who would have believed in a Mali that made it March 1991, and that still sings of the greatness of its worthy builders? In this same Mali of pluralist democracy – then a facade – civics is the exception and the things best shared are: incivility, corruption, illicit enrichment, just to see the reports of the Auditor’s Office (BVG), the Central Office for the Fight against Illicit Enrichment (OCLEI) and the National Financial Information Processing Unit (CENTIF), as well as the records before the economic unit, to certify it.

We must learn from this political mess inflicted on Mali by its children, which it sent to school, cared for, before giving them a job. It is obvious that all the fighters for democracy were not only concerned about Mali and its people. After the change of March 26, 1991, some became irreducible oligarchs, without faith or law, taking advantage of the democratic veneer. They clung to power, like spoils, divided the positions, the lands, the resources of the country, involving foreign guests to help to quarter, take and hide. The latter will always help to maintain a system of facade democracy, to give a clear conscience, and that political and economic theft can continue. This is how we found ourselves trapped and the Malian state plunged into the abyss of impasse, the price of bad governance. However, the struggle continues, because there will always be fighters (often fought and marginalized) to carry the deep aspirations of the Malian people. They will make Mali.

B. Daou

Source: The Republican

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