« We have always preferred negotiation in all circumstances, because we are convinced that a compromise acceptable to everybody can emerge from a confrontation of the ideas and interests in question. »
Honorable KOUASSI Kouamé Patrice
Born on December 2, 1962 in Daloa, Kouassi Kouamé Patrice, aka. KKP, surname: Kouassi, first name: Patrice Kouamé (baoulé first name), is a lawyer, a husband and a father of five children. Since December 2016, he has held the position of Deputy for Yamoussoukro Commune in the National Assembly of National Assembly of Ivory Coast. He is a member of the Yamoussoukro Municipal Council since October 2018 and deputy mayor since December 2018.
After obtaining a Baccalaureate on « Literature and Philosophy » at the Lycée Classique d’Abidjan in 1984, he joined the University of Benin where he studied law. He obtained his Master of Law option on Judicial Careers , then the Certificate of Aptitude to the Profession of Lawyer (CAPA) with Mention, at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in 1993.
He began his career in 1993 in the office of Maître René Bourgoin as a trainee lawyer, then in 1995 as associate lawyer. Two years later, he became a partner at Bourgoin & Kouassi and, to this day, at Emeritus Law Firm.
Over the years, he was the treasurer of the Council of the Bar Association, member of the board of directors of CARPA, Vice-President of the Sports and Cultural Association of the Bar, then representative of the Bar of Ivory Coast at the Central Commission of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) from 2005 to 2011.
Kouassi Kouamé Patrice is also active at the associative level, he is Vice-President of the Foundation la Rentrée du Cœur and member of the association Partage .
During the fiftieth anniversary of the Côte d’Ivoire Bar in Yamoussoukro in 2009, Maître Kouassi Kouamé Patrice received the distinction of Chevalier in the National Order of the Ivory Coast.
In December 2016, Kouassi Kouamé Patrice, made his entry into the Ivorian parliament after a sizeable victory in the electoral district of Yamoussoukro where he ran as an independant . He also becomes Secretary of the Bureau of the National Assembly and member of the Defense Security Commission.
He later join back his original party – the PDCI-RDA- and became a member of the Political Bureau and the Grand Conseil Régional. He also holds the position of Secretary General of the Abla Pokou section of Yamoussoukro.