Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s made his first televised speech since suffering a stroke and called for the Prime Minister to appoint a smaller cabinet.
PovoNews.com previously reported that Gabon President Ali Bongo suffered from a stroke while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 24 October 2018.
In the recorded speech televised on Saturday, 8 June 2019, Bongo, 60 called for a new government that is “exemplary, honest and ethical”.
Last month Bongo fired his vice president and forestry minister over a scandal involving the smuggling of precious timber.
The speech came as Gabon marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of Bongo’s father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country before him for 41 years.