Case of Armored Vehicles Acquired by Mali from United Arab Emirates: The True Story of the 100 Typhoons! Support from the United Arab Emirates in Mali

The information that is being distilled on social networks about this case is not fully substantiated and would only aim to reach the minds of people above suspicion in this case. Slander, slander, something will always remain.

Would the Malian have become a wolf for the Malian? Given the malevolence that seems to be written in the DNA of many of our compatriots, we are tempted to say yes. We now have the impression that each Malian is constantly competing against the other, often for no reason. Could it be otherwise in our country, where every rise, brilliant or deserved, is necessarily suspect, vilified, and opposed with the utmost vigour?

Unable to resist the fulfillment of our destiny, some of our colleagues, comrades, acquaintances, even parents wait for the slightest opportunity to shout at the donkey Haro to throw us the anathema for a yes or a no. And when we are exceptionally impeccable, they still struggle to find lice on our shaved heads. The apparently irregular affair surrounding the armored vehicles purchased on behalf of the Malian army in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in which we want to confuse the name of the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mali in Abu Dhabi, Boukary Sidibé dit Kolon, is the Proof that merging and bad faith have a bright future in Mali, especially when it comes to killing the other; not harm his reputation.

Lies, gossip, denunciation… In short, all the distortions of self-respect are set in motion with the aim of seeing the person concerned fall from the top of the Rônier to the bottom of the well.

Resolution No. 884/MDAC-SG of December 18, 2019, signed by the Minister at the time, is proof of this. It clearly shows that the company Streit Security Vehicles F2-LLC has been declared the winner of the contract for the purchase and delivery of 100 Typhoon armored vehicles to Bamako for the benefit of the Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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This acquisition was made thanks to the generosity of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who agreed to extend a loan of $250 million over 40 years with a 5-year grace period and an interest rate of 2%. $150 million to pay off domestic debt and $100 million to purchase military equipment. The money was transferred to the state treasury account in Mali. The contract for the acquisition of armored vehicles and the signature were made in Bamako.

The signing ceremony

It is worth remembering that he had previously offered Mali 30 Toka-type armored vehicles. Perhaps Kolon is to blame for receiving these vehicles at Bamako’s Modibo Kéïta International Airport in the presence of the military hierarchy.

In addition, contrary to widespread rumors, the 100 armored vehicles did not cost 100 billion FCFA here and there, but at most 45 billion FCFA. There is obviously a will to harm. It is just as unthinkable that in times of fighting terrorism, laundering dirty money, billions can flow through an individual’s private account, even Mali’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, without pooling the knowledge of the whole world.

In other words, His Excellency Boukary Kolon Sidibé was neither upstream nor downstream of the Typhoon armored vehicle market. Solely in his capacity as Ambassador of Mali to the United Arab Emirates, he made himself available to his country to facilitate agreements, partnerships, exchanges… This naturally arose from his missions as an accredited ambassador.

Finally, note that on October 10, 2020, as part of the visit of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates donated 30 armored vehicles of the same type. This donation in kind will now strengthen the Congolese national army, which is fighting against several armed rebel and terrorist groups rampaging in the east of the country.

If some armored vehicles sent to Mali had manufacturing defects, then there is no longer any doubt about the performance of the machines and their adaptation to our terrain.

And for Boukary Kolon Sidibé, we can congratulate ourselves that the honor is secure.

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The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development approves an additional AED 1 billion for the Ggovernment of Mali

918 million fromAED to support the balance of payments

AED 110 million forr Funding for the second phase of the National Housing Program pSocial

abu dhabi United Arab Emirates: 1 July2019 –The floor fromu Dhabi for Development (FADD), the main national body providing assistance for international economic development, has signed two agreements with the Malian government. These include a preferential loan of AED918 million (US$250 million) to support the country’s balance of payments and an additional preferential loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to fund implementation. the second phase of the National Housing Program SSocial of Mali.

Balance of payments assistance, designed to improve liquidity and stimulate economic growth, will also help achieve development goalsEconomic Government MExtraterrestrial. In April 2018, FADD granted AED110 million (US$30 million) for the first phase of the same national housing project. In an effort to meet the growing demand for housing in Mali and to improve living standards and the well-being of the Malian population, the Housing Program Sservices aims to modernize civil society and housing services in the country as part of government efforts in fconfession of developconsistent.

His Excellency Mohammad Saif Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of FADDand His Excellencylence dr Boubou Cisse, Prime Minister Mforeign and MMinistry of Economy and Finance signed the loan agreements during a ceremony that was heldrolled up at FADD headquarters in Abyou dhabi His Excellency Mr. Boukary Sidibe, Amessageeur from Mali to United Arab Emiratesnis, and various senior officials from both parties attended the signing ceremony.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi said: “The UAE and Mali have continued their promotion For a long time out of strong bilateral relations. Building on more than four decades of joint and constructive collaboration, the strategic connections between FADD and Mali have enabled sustainable economic development the West African nation.

Al Suwaidi added: “As part of our efforts to help developing countries meet their economic challenges, the 250 million USD of the ADFD should support the wage balancemente help the government Mstrange to achieve the priorities defined in the key sectors. In addition, the Fund’s interest in the housing sector reflects its willingness to support global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in relation to improving infrastructure and providing adequate housing to ensure a high standard of living. The additional loan From the FAD in Mali will contribute directly to the realizationn of Goal 11 – Cities and Communities Dsustainable – which aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, secureresilient and sustainable.

For his part, SE Dr. Boubou Cissé the fraternal relationships that evilI care with uae and pointed out that the FADD was a strategic partner in promoting sustainable development in his country. He added that the balance of payments support would help bolster the economy, while the housing program would meet the growing demand for housing units resulting from Mali’s growing population over the years.

The National Housing Program SMali plans to build 50,000 housing units in all major cities and regions of the country, including Kayes, Koulikoro, Bamako, Sikasso, Ségou, Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal, Ménaka and Taoudenni.

In the CAs part of this programme, the Malian Housing Authority delivered 9,521 housing units between 2002 and 2015. Faced with growing demand, the government decided in 2006 to implement the program through public-private partnerships in addition to direct government funding.

Since 1976 theand FAb wavesin dhabi For the development maintains relationships closely with the government MExtraterrestrial. Since then, the fund has made loans and grants in the amount of 404 millionAED intended to finance eight major projects in key economic sectors.

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The FAb wavesin dhabi For the development is a national organizationBelonging to the government of Abyou dhabi Established in 1971, the foundation aims to help emerging economies by providing concessional loans to fund sustainable development projects, as well as other long-term investments and direct contributions. In addition, the fund manages government grants frommade by the government of Abu Dhabi and monitors the progress of the relevant projects. To this day he has invested about AED 84 billion in development projects in 88 countries.

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