U.S. Ambassador Visits Cinkassé and Bagré to Support Economic Growth in the Region

Amb. Mushingi visiting "Bagré Pôle"
Amb. Mushingi visiting “Bagré Pôle”

On October 28-29, Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and the American Road Show team visited Cinkassé and Bagré in Burkina Faso’s Eastern Region. The main objectives of this visit were to support sustainable economic growth, conduct a fact-finding mission on cross-border security, and assess investments in the Bagré rural zone. On the first day, the Ambassador and his delegation went in Cinkassé where they were welcomed by the administrative and traditional authorities, and WAMEU (West African Monetary and Economic Union) representatives. They visited the juxtapose post near the border in Cinkassé before meeting with border officials to learn about their work. On day two, “Bagré Pôle” welcomed the Ambassador and his delegation. They first attended a short presentation by Bagré residents and “Pôle de croissance” staff. The Ambassador and his delegation then visited Bagré Pôle installations, including a hydroelectric dam, an irrigation site, local radio station “Radio Bagré Pôle,”an agricultural processing site, a fishery, and a rice parboiling unit.