SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 29, 2024 – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 29, 2024 – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-GOVERNMENT / The press release from the Council of Ministers of Wednesday May 29, 2024 – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, May 29 (APS) – The Head of State, His Excellency Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar FAYE chaired, this Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, at the Palace of the Republic.

At the start of his communication, the Head of State returned to the launch of the Assizes of Justice and the National Dialogue Day which he chaired.

The Head of State invited the Government to consider dialogue as a preventive and effective working method to establish peace, social stability and people’s ownership of public policies, a guarantee of economic recovery.

In this regard, he reiterated his commitment to working tirelessly for a just and transparent Senegal, anchored in its secular values ​​and reconciled with its institutions.

The President of the Republic thus indicated that he particularly values ​​respect for the sovereignty of the Senegalese people, which involves the promotion of benchmark, exemplary and irreproachable justice, exclusively rendered in the name of the People.

Therefore, he asked the Government, in particular the Minister of Justice, to ensure with the Facilitator he designated, the Presidents of the commissions and sub-committees, the smooth running of the Assizes of Justice, the conclusions and recommendations of which will be the subject of a sympathetic and pragmatic examination, as well as appropriate monitoring by the executive power.

Referring to the celebration of World Environment Day scheduled for June 5, 2024, the Head of State invited the Government to popularize Senegal’s new policy on the environment, sustainable development and ecological transition resulting from the PROJECT .

The President of the Republic asked the Minister of the Environment and Ecological Transition to ensure, in conjunction with the Defense and Security Forces and the competent State services, the preservation and optimal management of resources. natural forests and biodiversity.

On this momentum, the Head of State invited the Minister in charge of the Environment to pay particular attention to the management of the Niokolo-Koba National Park.

The same priority, he said, must be given to modernizing the organization and functioning of the Directorate of Water and Forests, Hunting and Soil Conservation and the Directorate of National Parks.

The President of the Republic also asked the Minister in charge of the Environment to work with the Ministers in charge of Urban Planning, Territorial Communities and Sanitation to improve landscaping. municipalities and roads, the urban solid waste management system, as well as sanitation networks.

In this regard, he invited the Government to launch an information and awareness campaign for populations on environmental education and the preservation of their living environment.

In this regard, the Head of State urged the Prime Minister to initiate a national program to promote citizenship with rationalized operational and institutional components, supported by the effective mobilization of substantial budgetary resources.

At the same time, he indicated the need for each ministry to initiate, under the supervision of the Prime Minister, major actions to establish citizen mobilization of the populations, particularly young people.

The President of the Republic informed the Council that he will participate, on Saturday June 1, 2024, with the entire Government, in a national day of human investment in the field of sanitation, with a view to accentuating the involvement of local populations, municipalities, the Armed Forces and State services, in the execution of operations selected in anticipation of wintering.

Finally, the Head of State advocated the regular organization of a monthly national day of mobilization of all the active forces of the Nation focused on a specific theme and led by the competent Ministry.

In his communication to the Council, the Prime Minister raised the delicate problem of timber trafficking and deforestation in the southern and eastern regions of the country. He noted that the measures implemented by the Government have not yet made it possible to put an end to this scourge, despite the risks of an environmental and ecological catastrophe.

Faced with this situation, the Prime Minister informed the Council of the upcoming organization of an interministerial meeting on this issue.

In this perspective, he underlined the urgency of carrying out an audit of the significant financial resources put in place by the State for the increase in power of the Directorate of Water and Forests, Hunting and Soil Conservation (DEFCCS), in particularly those intended for the supply of safety equipment, intervention vehicles and technical equipment.

He also noted the importance attached to monitoring mining activity in the areas concerned.

The Prime Minister also reminded Ministers of the urgent need to ensure strict compliance with the provisions governing the circulation of administrative correspondence.

He also asked the Minister responsible for the Civil Service, in conjunction with the Minister, Secretary General of the Government, to set up, as quickly as possible, a multidisciplinary team responsible, on the one hand, for carrying out the evaluation of the Administration Modernization Support Program (PAMA) which has come to an end and, on the other hand, to propose a new program structured around the PROJECT and in line with the challenges of the day.

The Prime Minister also recalled the steps to be taken in the execution of the emergency action plans of ministerial departments.

He closed his communication by reiterating the importance to be attached by the Ministers responsible for Foreign Affairs and air transport to close monitoring of the implementation of the decisions taken during the interministerial meeting devoted to the next pilgrimage to Mecca, in particular concerning air transport from Dakar.

UNDER COMMUNICATIONS FROM MINISTERS:
 The Minister of African Integration and Foreign Affairs took stock of the international situation;
 The Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation reported on the state of preparation for the National Clean-up Day and flood prevention actions.

UNDER INDIVIDUAL MEASURES

The President of the Republic took the following decisions:

 Controller General Mame Seydou NDOUR, previously Director of the Air and Border Police, is appointed Director General of the National Police, replacing Inspector General of Police Seydou Bocar YAGUE, called to other functions;

 Mr. Aliou CISS, Inspector of the Prison Administration, previously Deputy Director General of the Prison Administration, is appointed Director General of the Prison Administration to replace Colonel Abdoulaye DIAGNE, called to other functions;

 Mr. Khalifa Ababacar SARR, Geomatics Engineer and Specialist in solid and similar waste management, is appointed Director General of the National Waste Management Company (SONAGED), replacing Mr. Abou BA, called to other functions.

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

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