Senegal: The list of the new government revealed


Senegalese Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko unveiled on Friday the list of members of his government made up of 25 ministers and 5 Secretaries of State.

“It is a government team in line with our project for Senegal. It is a government which embodies the project of systemic transformation,” said the Prime Minister, Ousmane Sonko, before the announcement, by the Secretary General of the Presidency, Omar Samba Ba, of the composition of the government.

Mr. Sonko stressed that “it is a coherent and rationalized government in terms of ministries”. “It is also a government of proximity, innovation and efficiency exclusively at the service of the essential well-being of the Senegalese,” added the Senegalese Prime Minister.

The new government team is marked by the presence of senior officers in key positions such as the former Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, General Birame Diop as Minister of the Armed Forces and former high commander of the gendarmerie and director of military justice, Jean Baptiste Tine, who will occupy the post of Minister of the Interior.

Yacine Fall, an important figure in the political entourage of the Head of State and the Prime Minister, will head the Ministry of African Integration and Foreign Affairs. She is one of four women on the government team.

More well-known political actors are also entering the government, such as Moustapha Guirassy, ​​campaign director of Bassirou Diomaye Faye during the presidential election and Abdourakhmane Diouf in the post of Higher Education, Research and Innovation .

Cheikh Tidiane Dièye, the presidential election candidate who withdrew in favor of the winner of the March 24 presidential election, was appointed head of the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation.

Senegalese President Bassirou Diomaye Faye appointed, last Tuesday, a few hours after his inauguration, the president of the Pastef party, Ousmane Sonko to the post of Prime Minister.

Here is also the complete list of members of the new Senegalese government:

-Yacine Fall, Minister of African Integration and Foreign Affairs;

-General Birame Diop, Minister of the Armed Forces;

-Ousmane Diagne, Minister of Justice Keeper of the Seals;

-General Jean Baptiste Tine, Minister of the Interior and Public Security;

-Birame Souleye Diop, Minister of Energy, Oil and Mines;

-Abdourahmane Sarr, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation;

-Cheikh Diba, Minister of Finance and Budget;

-Malick Ndiaye, Minister of Infrastructure, Land and Air Transport;

-Daouda Ngom, Minister of the Environment and Ecological Transition;

-Amadou Moustapha Ndieck Sarré, Minister of Vocational Training (Government spokesperson);

-Cheikh Tidiane Dieye, Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation;

-Alioune Sall, Minister of Communication, Telecommunications and Digital;

-Elhadj Abdourahmane Diouf, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation;

-Serigne Gueye Diop, Minister of Industry and Commerce;

-Fatou Diouf, Minister of Fisheries, Maritime and Port Infrastructure;

-Maimouna Dieye, Minister of Family and Solidarity;

-Yankhoba Diémé, Minister of Labor, Employment and Relations with Institutions;

-Balla Moussa Fofana, Minister of Urban Planning, Territorial Communities and Regional Planning;

-Moustapha Guirassy, ​​Minister of National Education;

-Ibrahima Sy, Minister of Health and Social Action;

-Olivier Boucal, Minister of the Civil Service and Public Service Reform;

-Khady Diéne Gaye, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture;

-Mabouba Diagne, Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Livestock;

-Alioune Dione, Minister of Microfinance, Social and Solidarity Economy;

-Mountaga Diao, Minister of Tourism and Crafts;

–Amadou Chérif Diouf, Secretary of State for Senegalese Abroad;

–Ibrahima Thiam, Secretary of State for Small and Medium Enterprise Development;

–Momath Talla Ndao, Secretary of State for Urban Planning and Housing;

–Alpha Bâ, Secretary of State for cooperatives and peasant supervision;

–Bacary Sarr, Secretary of State for Culture, Creative Industries and Historical Heritage.

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