SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 22, 2024 – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 22, 2024 – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 22, 2024 – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, May 22 (APS) – The Head of State, His Excellency, Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar FAYE chaired, this Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, at the Palace of the Republic.

At the start of his communication, the President of the Republic expressed the particular importance he attaches to the development of the livestock sector and animal production in our quest for food sovereignty.

The Head of State congratulated breeders, private operators in the sector and State services for their resolute and committed actions in the empowerment of Senegal in sheep, the development of livestock, animal health and the valorization of livestock products and derivatives on national and international markets.

The President of the Republic asked the Prime Minister and the Minister in charge of Livestock to complete the updating of the National Fodder Production Program in correlation with good control of livestock feed prices and an advanced control strategy. against bush fires.

In the same vein, the Head of State asked the Government to initiate, without delay, the implementation of a consensual development plan for livestock rangelands and grazing areas, particularly in the silvopastoral zone.

In addition, the President of the Republic stressed the need for a regular national census and precise national identification of livestock in order to better direct State resources and interventions in the sector.

Furthermore, the Head of State asked the Minister of the Armed Forces and the Minister of the Interior and Public Security to intensify joint preventive actions to combat livestock theft.

He also highlighted the urgency of a general census of livestock infrastructure and pastoral equipment carried out by the State and called for strategic reflection on their mode of operation and maintenance for the benefit of stakeholders in the sector.

The President of the Republic invited the Minister in charge of Livestock in conjunction with the Minister of Industry and Commerce to support the development of our country’s poultry, meat and dairy sectors and promote the consumption of national animal production. In this spirit, he requested the revision of the intervention framework of the Stabulation Fund (FONSTAB) whose financial allocations and allocation criteria must be evaluated and reoriented.

The Head of State also asked the Government to ensure the strengthening of specialized human resources in the livestock sector and to continue, tirelessly, national livestock vaccination campaigns, actions to promote animal health and research into the improvement of cattle breeds.

Referring to the economic empowerment and promotion of women, the President of the Republic recalled that the PROJECT for a sovereign, just and prosperous Senegal places primary importance on women and their determining role in the consolidation of the family, development economic and the strengthening of solidarity in our society.

He took the opportunity of this Council to magnify the significant contribution of women for a prosperous Senegal in social justice.

On this momentum, the Head of State asked the Government to carry out an audit of the mechanisms and instruments for the economic and social promotion of women and the updating of plans, strategies and actions intended to strengthen their autonomy.

In this dynamic, the President of the Republic invited the Government to prepare, in agreement with all women’s organizations in Senegal, a draft orientation law on the sustainable economic empowerment of women.

Finally, as part of his diplomatic agenda, the Head of State returned to the friendship and working visits he made to Nigeria and Ghana respectively on May 16 and 17, 2024.

In his communication to the Council, the Prime Minister returned to government priorities.

In this regard, he gave the ministers concerned guidelines with a view to reducing the State’s lifestyle, including the steps to be taken for the recovery of its land and building assets transferred to private individuals in irregular conditions, while administrative services resort to rental.

He also indicated the need to pay urgent attention to social housing construction programs refocused on the Government’s new directions and to devote special treatment to DMC loans.

The Prime Minister also mentioned the procedures relating to the re-examination of certain conventions, particularly in the mining, oil and fishing sectors, as well as the review of public finances over the period from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024.

He reported to the Council on the first results of ongoing consultations with stakeholders on reducing the cost of living for basic necessities and Internet connection services.

The Prime Minister shared the conclusions of the Interministerial Councils devoted to flood prevention and management as well as the preparation of exams and competitions for the 2024 school year.

He also announced the program of the next interministerial meetings on the hydraulic sector, maritime and port infrastructure as well as road prevention and safety.

The Prime Minister asked the ministers and secretaries of state to propose the measures and adjustments to be considered following the completion of the inventory of programs and projects, human capital and budgetary resources found in their respective ministries upon taking office.

Finally, the Prime Minister shared with the Council the directions he intends to take for the relaunch of the National Civic Service.

UNDER COMMUNICATIONS FROM MINISTERS:

 The Minister of Energy, Oil and Mines made a communication on the progress of oil and gas projects on the one hand, and on the other hand, on the exploitation of phosphates of Ndendory-Ouali Diala;

 The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture made a presentation on the situation of the Xeyu ndaw yi program and on the state of construction of the Youth and Citizenship Houses;

 The Secretary of State for Cooperatives and Farmer Support made a presentation on the preparation of the 2024 agricultural production campaign.

The Minister of Vocational Training,
Government Spokesperson
Amadou Moustapha Njekk SARRE

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