a first council of ministers to “give the main guidelines”

a first council of ministers to give the main guidelines

The new government held its first council of ministers this Tuesday, April 9, a week after the inauguration of the new President of the Republic Bassirou Diomaye Faye and the day after the transfer of power between the new Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko and his predecessor Sidiki Kaba .

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With our correspondent in Dakar, Théa Ollivier

The twenty-five ministers and five state secretaries of the Sonko government met for the first time yesterday at the Palace of the Republic. “ This is a first meeting of ministers to make contact to give the main guidelines to the ministers who have not all yet been installed », Explains Moustapha Sarré, new government spokesperson who is also Minister of Vocational Training.

President Bassirou Diomaye Faye asked the Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko of ” ensure the effective and rapid establishment of ministerial offices ” and of ” propose a new streamlined organization », Indicates the press release from the council of ministers.

The Head of State invited members of the government “ to remain humble and sober, to cultivate listening, efficiency, in collegiality and solidarity “.

The President of the Republic also asked the Prime Minister to “ the general situation of public finances, international cooperation and public-private partnerships » but also to engage “ without delay, with the private sector ” Implementation ” a bold policy to revive the national economy “.