Minister of Economic Infrastructure Patrick Achi of Cote d'Ivoire

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Government spokesman Patrick Achi said there is an urgent need for food assistance in western and central Ivory Coast.
Achi says the government will send 150,000 tons of food products and also seeds and farming equipment to the region by the end of the year.
Donor countries are helping the government pay for the clean-up operation but infrastructure minister Patrick Achi said those responsible for the dumping were expected to reimburse the costs.
TEXT: Ivorian government spokesman Patrick Achi says the talks that are taking place until Saturday mark an important step in the reconciliation process.
Achi says the military chiefs hope the border can reopen by the end of the month.
Minister Achi was on a brief visit to South Africa in the capacity of Special Envoy of President Gbagbo to deliver a message to the South African Government.
Achi said the cabinet also discussed the creation of a commission to issue new national identity cards.
Achi said the cabinet would continue its current session on Wednesday and Thursday since Gbagbo wanted to expedite discussions on land reform and a constitutional ammendment which would impose less stringent qualifying criteria on presidential candidates.
ABIDJAN, May 15 (AFP) - The unity government of war-torn Ivory Coast will send investigators to probe attacks on civilians in the western region bordering Liberia, spokesman Patrick Achi said Thursday.
From this day, the qualification of war zone attributable to a part of Ivorian territory is no longer applicable," Infrastructure Minister Patrick Achi said over state television.
Government spokesman Patrick Achi said late Thursday that Kouassi Yapo will replace Adolphe Baby as head of Ivorian police, following what he called an unacceptable act.
Achi said the government is also awaiting the results of a joint French-Ivorian investigation into Tuesday's murder of Radio France International journalist Jean Helene.