He said the archdiocese was seeking help to repay the loan within the time frame of the agreement.
“The Archdiocese is still counting on its sons and daughters and on the help of benefactors to repay this bank loan, and above all, before the 10 years are up,” said the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso at ACI Africa on July 29. .
The cathedral roof, interior linings, electrical installations, sound system and ancillary rooms which included the sacristy and cellar were some of the priority areas of the renovation project, he said.
Commercial shops are also set up around the cathedral as part of the initiative.
To carry out the entire renovation initiative estimated at approximately 1 billion FCFA (1.85 million dollars), the leadership of the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso has partnered with the Burkinabe government, traditional and religious authorities. and to the Catholic faithful of the town of Sya.
In the July 29 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Baki expressed his gratitude to the people of God for their generous contributions to the project.
“We have witnessed your faithful generosity! Children, young people and adults, sons and daughters of the Church, believers and people of good will, friends and benefactors of the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, you have generously and massively supported the renovation work of Notre-Dame de Lourdes of Bobo-Dioulasso by your various donations”, he said, before adding: “Thank you very much! May the Lord reward you a hundredfold.
The Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso stressed the need to repay the bank loan, saying, “Our biggest challenge remains to quickly free ourselves from the bank loan.”
“We believe in you! We are counting on you! Together we will succeed in meeting this challenge, if you express your charity and generosity before the Lord,” he said addressing the people of God in the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso and benefactors, and added: “Your one-time or ongoing donations are always expected. .”
“We are at your disposal for any information. We are at your service to facilitate the transmission of your donations and contributions,” said Fr. Baki.