Central African Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada has resigned, some six months after the re-election of President Faustin Archange Touadéra, against a backdrop of tension in the Central African country.
Only six months after the re-election of the Central African Head of State, Faustin Archange Touadéra, while the country has been plunged into violence, with repeated attacks and an attempted coup d’état blamed on former President François Bozizé, the Prime Minister, Firmin Ngrebada, announced his resignation as well as that of his government, on Thursday, 10 June 2021.
« I have just submitted to his Excellency the President of the Republic, Head of State, my resignation from my duties as Prime Minister. Indeed, there has been, at the political level, an important event, the brilliant re-election to the supreme magistracy of the State for a new five-year term, » announced the now former head of the Central African government, on his official account.
Hailing « the work done by all the institutions involved in the electoral process in CAR, which has thus happily passed an essential stage in the common quest for democracy », the resigning Prime Minister believes that « therefore, I must respond to the republican customs that require me to hand over to the President of the Republic on this occasion, my resignation and that of the government I led under his high impetus.
Former Director of Cabinet of President Faustin Archange Touadéra, Firmin Ngrebada was head of the Central African government since 25 February 2019. After announcing his resignation, Firmin Ngrebada stressed that he remained at the disposal of the Head of State of the Central African Republic for any mission related to the continued reconstruction of the Central African Republic.