Dakar, 10 March (APS) – The dismissal of the general delegate for the rapid entrepreneurship of women and young people, Papa Amadou Sarr, is the topic most commented on by the newspapers for this day’s edition.
The President of the Republic has put an end to the functions of Mr. Sarr, we learned Wednesday from the minister, spokesman for the government, Oumar Guèye.
The press release announcing his dismissal does not explain why Papa Amadou Sarr was fired from this position he held since October 2017.
But the press explains the decision of the President of the Republic with the observations that Mr. Sarr did during the celebration of International Women’s Day.
In a viral video on social networks, the general delegate for the rapid entrepreneurship of women and young people expresses himself with “a rare arrogance,” says The Daily Witness.
He took care to “calm the position of our Sufis by shaking hands with a woman other than his own,” writes the same newspaper.
” Controversial remarks on religious ” earned the resignation of Pape Amadou Sarr, who presented a ” laudatory ” assessment of the General Delegation to Women’s and Youth Quick Entrepreneurship, on International Wife Day
According to Les Echos, Pope Amadou Sarr let himself be carried away by criticism of marabouts.
“He didn’t know (…) that you had to turn your tongue seven times before opening your mouth”, comments L’As.
” Dad Amadou Sarr [a été] overwhelmed by provocation ”, we read in Bés Bi Le Jour.
The newspapers also cite the claims of health workers, who are not satisfied with pay for their work.
Vox Populi announces a general strike scheduled for March 16 to 18, under the aegis of the Federation of Health Unions (F2S).
” If the state does not react in the next few days ” there will be a ” boycott of vaccination programs ” and, perhaps, ” an indefinite strike ”, reports Vox Populi, quoting the general secretary of the Union of health workers, Souleymane Joe Mané.
” Despite the alarms, the authorities continue to turn a deaf ear ”, WalfQuotidien notes, echoing the words of the F2S coordinator, Cheikh Seck.
” False alibi ”
Some teachers’ unions, despite the signing of a new agreement with the state, continue to grumble against the latter.
According to Sud Quotidien, the Autonomous Union of Middle School Teachers and the Unified Framework of Middle School Teachers have sent a warning message to the government, to respect the agreement signed at the end of February.
These two unions regret not having been associated with the reorganization of the school calendar, adds the same newspaper.
In an interview with the newspaper Le Soleil, the Minister of National Education, Mamadou Talla, tries to reassure the trade unionists.
“There is no ambiguity on the agreement signed” by the state with the teachers’ unions, says Talla.
Commends the efforts made by the government to meet the demands of teachers and the measures taken to make up for the time lost due to the teachers’ strike.
The sponsorship of lists of candidates in legislative elections is the subject of divergences between the presidential majority and the opposition, according to the info.
The 34,580 sponsorships that will be collected in seven of the country’s 14 regions from the lists to be eligible serve to “clean up the political game, to avoid any electoral mess”, says Moussa Sarr, an official of the Democratic League, one of Benno Bokk’s member parties. Yaakaar.
“No actor can say that there has been a consensus on sponsorship,” writes The Info, citing Saliou Sarr, an activist of a party member of Yewwi Askan Wi, an opposition coalition.
The Observateur analyzes the speech of Macky Sall’s supporters, who try to justify the restoration of the office of prime minister – almost three years after its suppression – and the delay in the appointment of the head of government.
” The Head of State (…) has not yet appointed a Prime Minister ”, notes the daily, three months after the restoration of this post.
The Observateur notes the ” false alibi ” of Macky Sall’s supporters, who try to justify the delay in the appointment of the future head of the government.