Senegalese President Macky Sall has named Mohamed Boun Abdallah Dione as the country’s new prime minister, succeeding Aminata Toure who was dismissed after only 10 months in the job.
Dione previously served in Toure’s government as the official responsible for overseeing Sall’s new development strategy that aims to boost the country’s economic growth, the state-run news agency reported Sunday.
Before joining the government, the new premier served in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Dione, 55, had also served as director of Salls’s office when the latter was a prime minister between 2004 and 2007.
He is also a former chief economist for the embassy of Senegal in the United States.
Sall sacked Toure on Friday after her failure to defeat Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall in the capital’s constituency of Grand Yoff last week.
Local media quoted the president as telling his staff that officials who lose elections would be hold accountable.
Toure, 50, was appointed as the country’s premier last September – the second woman to hold the post after Mame Madior Boye, who had led the Senegalese government from March 2001 to November 2002.
She was the justice minister in the first government appointed by Sall in 2012.
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), 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 at the head of the ministry of Women, Family and Childhood.
The seven other new members of the cabinet include Matar Ba (Sport), Faye Mansour (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 Mr. 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, 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. Serigne 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 Organizations 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 Rationalization
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
Here are the five Secretaries of State:
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
( Courtesy AGENCIES …….. Source ………. NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS)