A new 33-member government has been formed in Senegal late Sunday with eight new ministers confirmed. Twenty ministers of the previous cabinet have been returned to their posts…
The new government formed by the Senegalese newly-appointed prime minister (himself appointed Sunday evening) includes ten departures namely Benoit Sambou (Youth, Employment and the Promotion of Civic Values minister), Ali Haidar (Fisheries and Maritime Affairs minister), Mor Ngom (Environment and Sustainable Development minister). Others include: Thierno Alassane Sall (Infrastructure and Land Transport minister), Abdou Latif Coulibaly (Good Governance Promotion minister), Pape Diouf (Water and Sanitation minister), Anta Sarr Diacko (Women, Family and Child minister), and Abdoul Aziz Mbaye (Culture minister).
Cheikh Bamba Dieye formerly at the helm of the Communications and the Digital Economy department who doubled as outgoing mayor of the city of St Louis resigned in the wake of his defeat in 29 June’s local elections.
Mariama Sarr was returned to the department which she had already occupied replacing Anta Sarr Diacko as the head of the ministry of Women, Family and Childhood. The seven other new members of the cabinet include Matar Ba (Sport), Mansour Faye (Water and Sanitation), Mansour Elimane Kane (Infrastructures, Land Transport), Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr (Tourism and Air Transport), Mame Mbaye Niang (Youth, Employment and Citizenship Promotion), Viviane Bampassy (Public Service Renewal and Rationalization) and Yaya Abdoul Kane (Post and Telecommunications).
The new cabinet includes: Mohammed Abdallah Boun Dione – Prime Minister, Ms Awa Marie Coll Seck -Minister of Health and Social Action, Mr Augustin Tine – Minister of the Armed Forces, Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo – Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Mr Sidiki Kaba – Justice Minister, Mankeur Ndiaye – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, Amadou Ba – Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Papa Abdoulaye Seck – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Mariama Sarr – Minister of Women, Family and Childhood, Mr Diene Farba Sarr – Minister of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment, Oumar Youm – Minister of Local Governance Development and Planning and Government’s Spokesperson, Mr Mansour Faye – Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Aly Ngouille Ndiaye – Minister of Industry and Mines, Mansour Elimane Kane – Minister for Infrastructures, Land Transport, Abdoulaye Balde – Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Mary M Teuw-Niane – Minister of Higher Education and Research, Mr Mbaye Thiam – Minister of Education, Mr Alioune Sarr – Minister of Commerce, Informal Sector, Local Products and SMEs, Oumar Gueye – Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Mr Abdoul Yaya Kane – Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Aminata Mbengue-Ndiaye – Minister of Livestock, Abdoulaye Diouf-Sarr – Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, Ms Khoudia Mbaye – Minister of Investment Promotion and Development of State Tele-Services Development, Mr Mbagnick Ndiaye – Minister of Culture and Communication, Mansour Sy – Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue, Professional Organisations and the Relations with the Institutions, Maimouna Ndoye Seck – Minister of Energy and Renewable Energy Development, Mamadou Talla – Minister of Vocational Training and Crafts, Mr Mame Mbaye-Niang – Minister of Youth, Employment and Civic Construction, Mr Matar Ba – Minister of Sports, Viviane Laure Elisabeth Bampassy – Minister of Public Service Rationalisation, Mr Khadim Diop – Minister of African Integration Project of Nepad and the Promotion of Good Governance, Mr Birima Mangara – Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance and Planning, Budget, Mr Moustapha Diop – Minister Delegate to the Minister of Women, Family and Childhood, Head of Microfinance and Solidarity Economy Department, Ms Fatou Tambedou – Minister Delegate to the Minister of Urban Renewal, Housing and the Living Environment, Responsible for the Restructuring and Development of Suburbs.
The five secretaries of state are: Souleymane Jules Diop – Secretary of State for Senegalese Abroad, Moustapha Diatta – Secretary of State for the Support of Farmers, Diene Faye – Secretary of State for Rural Water, Yaxam Mbaye – Secretary of State in Charge of Communication, Youssou Toure – Secretary of State for Literacy.