Senegal President Sall declares assets but value not stated
Just over one month after taking office, Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared his assets.
Declaration of assets by Senegal’s leaders is a requirement contained in the country’s constitution.
In an official statement issued on Tuesday, President Sall said his assets include several villas in Senegal and the United States and plots of land.
Though the values of the assets were not mentioned in the official statement, local Media say the new Senegalese leader’s assets are worth between 1.5 to nearly 3billion CFA Francs, that’s about between US$2-6 million.
But how significant is the declaration of assets by the Senegalese President…And how effective is the move, which the constitution intends to guarantee transparency during a presidential term?
WADR’s Enoh Ndri speaks with Elimane Cissé, Executive Director of Forum Civil and the Senegal office of Transparency International, which had pushed for the inclusion of the assets declaration clause in the country’s 2001 Constitution.
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In other development, after 5 months of strike, teachers at Senegal’s state-owned university in Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop have said they have now ended their industrial action, though their demands have not yet been met.
The teachers said while they were resuming classes to save the academic year, negotiations would continue with the government to address their demands.
If no positive outcome, they could resume the strike later.
Thousands of students are certainly breathing a sigh of relief with the return of the teachers to overcrowded classrooms.
Dr Alioune Badara Kanji, the head of the English department at the University, speaks with WADR’s Kara Thioune.
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