December 1, 2015 / 1:56 PM / 3 years ago

Burkina Faso president-elect says boosting economy is top priority

Presidential candidate Roch Marc Kabore speaks to journalists after his last campaign rally in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s president elect Roch Marc Kabore said on Tuesday that reviving the economy will be a top priority when he takes office along with improving access to clean water, healthcare and education.

“We need to organise ourselves to take in hand the whole country’s preoccupations because our first objective is not simply to revive the economy but at the same time to satisfy the fundamental needs of the whole population,” he said in an interview hours after winning Sunday’s election.

Reporting by Mathieu Bonkoungou; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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