KEEMTAAN GI – WAITING FOR GODOT…
On a martial air, they promise us a government of attack. It remains to be seen who they will attack and what fight they will lead and against whom. The men and women change but the hollow slogans remain. Slogans that are never implemented. They tried to speed up the pace, to do Fast-Track. To project our country on the rails of Emergence. We’re still here looking for the devil to pull his tail. It would be an illusion to think that the fight they want to lead would consist of tackling the problems of our compatriots who are struggling to boil the pot. Compatriots caught in the collar by the rise in the cost of living. We expected to give new blood to an exhausted government through the entry of seasoned men and women whose only compass was work. We are brought back a head that must face the realities of our administration. And believe us, like the beautiful peach of Father Wade at the start of his magisterium, the one brought back to us from the UN organizations and presented as the Chief’s surprise, will soon feel very lonely in a country of paradoxes with its delays and administrative shenanigans. And again, what the Chief could not do in ten years, how could he succeed in less than two years from the end of his mandate? Instead of going to find us hard workers and put an end to this unproductive debate on the third term, he brings us back brawlers and tinkerers, one of whom is dragging pots. In short, a recycling operation to face an enemy that everyone knows. And incidentally, to sell us the idea of a third mandate that its new strong man of Communication had summed up in a few words as follows: “When we say that no one can serve more than one consecutive mandate, that is as clear as rock water, this is a problem of French. This debate, which has no raison d’être, is maintained by the rentiers of tension”. He will certainly whisper this evidence every day in the ear of the Chief to whom his brand new Prime Minister promised power until the horizon of 2030.
KACCOOR BI (THE WITNESS)
PRECISION ON THE NUMBER
Today Dear readers and partners, your newspaper for Tuesday, September 20, although available in PDF format, was not present on newsstands yesterday. A breakdown at our printing house explains this non-publication of our paper version. This is why we have decided to renew most of the articles for the edition that you hold in your hands. We take this opportunity to present to these dear readers and partners our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
PARQUET OF THIÈS SERIGNE BASSIROU GUÈYE PRESENTI
It is an exclusivity of the daily newspaper “The Witness”. Barring a miracle or last-minute twist, Serigne Bassirou Guèye will be appointed public prosecutor at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Thiès. An appointment that will certainly surprise more than one! Moreover, “The Witness” wonders what really motivates the Executive or the Presidency to the point of wanting to entrust the General Prosecutor’s Office of Thiès, a politically strategic city, to Serigne Bassirou Guèye. Not content with having served more than eight (08) years at the head of the Dakar Public Prosecutor’s Office, and not satisfied with being appointed Minister Legal Adviser to the Presidency of the Republic, Serigne Bassirou Guèye really likes the Public Prosecutor’s Offices to the point of wanting to go enthroned at the head of a much less prestigious prosecutor’s office than that of Dakar. A second-rate prosecution, what. In fact it is as if, for him, the professional life or the golden life of a magistrate was limited to the Public Prosecutor’s Office where one becomes the god of freedom or detention. But without taking into account the vicissitudes of this low world where everything has an end!
ME MALICK SALL A DEPARTURE CAUSED BY FALCONS!
“The Witness” daily wonders if President Macky Sall really likes to have ministers and collaborators rooted in loyalty and fidelity to the point of being his shields of fire. The now former Minister of Justice, Me Malick Sall, was one of those collaborators with unfailing fidelity and loyalty. In addition to having had the job profile as a brilliant lawyer. Whatever may be reproached to him, Me Malick Sall was politically loyal and faithful to the courtroom or the prosecution before which he did not hesitate to refer those who dared to offend or insult his mentor as President of the Republic. And throughout his mission as Grade des Sceaux, Me Malick Sall was a very good guardian of the seals of the Republic in the face of the “discrediting” of institutions. With his double role as Minister of Justice and lawyer, Me Malick Sall was also the lawyer of the magistrates who were victims of numerous attacks. Unfortunately, President Macky Sall only rewards talkers, activists and opportunists. In any case, “The Witness” is convinced that the former minister, Me Malick Sall, leaves with the feeling of a mission accomplished at the head of the Ministry of Justice. Let us hope that his departure does not result from the political maneuvers of the “almighty”…Farbabank. Dear Malick, get back to your office quickly because turbulent clients like “The Witness” will always need your skills.
OBITUARY CONDOLENCES FROM MACY SALL TO THE FAMILY OF IMAM MOUSTAPHA GUÈYE
From England on Monday where he participated in the funeral of Queen Elisabeth II, President Macky wanted to offer his condolences to the family of the eminent religious man Imam El Hadj Moustapha Guèye who died on Monday in Paris. In a tweet, the head of Eta expressed his pain. “I am very saddened to learn of the death of Imam Moustapha Guèye, President of the Association of Imams and Ulemas of Senegal. A scholar in Islam is gone. I salute his memory and offer my condolences to his family and to the Islamic Ouma. May Allah grant him His grace,” wrote the President of the Republic.
TIMELY EMERGENCIES INNOCENCE NTAP NDIAYE ADVISES THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SOCIAL DIALOGUE A MODE OF GOVERNANCE
Taking advantage yesterday of the 28th Statutory Assembly of the HCDS, opened yesterday in Saly and which must continue the reflection of the preparatory work for the updating of the National Charter on Social Dialogue, Mrs Innocence Ntap Ndiaye affirmed that thanks to social dialogue possible solutions can be found in emergency rooms. “The context of the economic and social crisis is not very favourable. Faced with challenges such as the increase in the cost of living, floods, there is an urgency to find solutions for the Senegalese. But with consultation, we can make it happen. Moreover, in his last message, the President of the Republic insisted on consultations. We can no longer lead Senegal alone, without consultation. We have to discuss with the actors of whatever side they are”, indicated the president of the High Council for Social Dialogue, Innocence Ntap Ndiaye. “The Head of State rang the La and he said it in his speech to the Nation. Today, the Government must appropriate the social dialogue. In the past, there have been several press releases from the Council of Ministers in which the Head of State has constantly come back to social dialogue, to its institution in relation to the High Council for Social Dialogue. We are therefore ready to take up the challenge, we show our full availability to the new government, but we also want its members to adopt social dialogue as a mode of governance,” she added. President Innocence Ntap Ndiaye went on to say that “in the past, and I must testify, PM Mouhamad Boun Abdallah Dionne had an excellent listening ear with regard to social dialogue and the work of Hcds. I expect the same with the new PM that I know well. We are going to accompany it, we know its opening. I recall that there was an education crisis where he stepped up to the plate alongside me to find solutions. Now, for the other members of the Government, it is a question, especially in certain sectors such as education, health, oil and gas, local authorities, etc., of implementing a mission, the vision of the chief of State “. To this end, the senior advisers mark their availability to the government to carry out consultations in all sectors. “It is called combat government but, for me, all governments should be called combat government. The fight must be daily’” concluded Ms. Innocence Ntap Ndiaye.
FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE VDN A TRUCK RUNS OVER TWO WOMEN
A serious road accident took place yesterday at the beginning of the afternoon at the level of the VDN. A truck traveling at high speed, and whose driver had visibly lost control, crushed two women, who died instantly. The two victims and a third seriously injured woman did not see the mad truck coming. They were trying to reach the other side of the road. The driver of the heavily laden truck fled to escape being lynched by the mob. Only his apprentice was there. The firefighters who arrived a few moments later immediately evacuated the injured before depositing the bodies of the two deceased women in a morgue in the square.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NIASS OFFERS THEIR VEHICLES TO THE 27 OUTGOING OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Those who expected the break with the advent of this fourteenth legislature which imposes a certain cohabitation in the chamber of Parliament will have to become disillusioned. Not only did our valiant deputies parody the concept of the Ministry of National Education by indulging, on the day of the installation of the new office, in a hellish thioky – oubi taay, thioky taay – we said, but the old practices still apply. Indeed, the new members of the office of the XIVth legislature who made thiakass-thiakass to the hemicycle of the Place Soweto, yesterday, to have their official vehicles were quickly disillusioned. Moustapha Niass, the outgoing president of the once applause room, housed somewhere in the presidential palace, offered, probably as farewell gifts, their company vehicles to the outgoing office members. These vehicles offered are 27 in number and the new beneficiaries will have to take their troubles patiently and wait for the National Assembly to order new cars. Some habits are tenacious and the bamboola of our leaders is certainly one of them.
MATAR BA, NOT SO ESSENTIAL!
Some Senegalese do not understand that Matar Ba is removed from office a few weeks before the World Cup. Others, more reckless, even go so far as to initiate a petition for the return of the Mayor of Fatick to the head of the Sports Department, as if his fate was linked to the performance or poor performance of our “Lions” under the direct supervision of the FSF. These brave people indeed praise the “excellent results” of Matar Ba in certain disciplines such as football. But for us, at the Witness, we just say good riddance. Even if his department has earned us some satisfaction, we do not forget that it is under his magisterium that Senegal recorded the greatest sporting tragedy in its history with the collapse of a section of the patched-up stand of the Demba stadium. Diop. Balance sheet 8 dead and hundreds injured. It was also under Matar Bâ that the kitty collected by the Lions at the Football World Cup in Russia mysteriously disappeared as if by magic. During the continental coronation of the Football Lions, Matar Ba had also misled the Head of State by being decorated and rewarded in the same way as the Lions. A departure from Republican orthodoxy, which would like ministers in office to never be decorated or rewarded. And the list is far from exhaustive. These shortcomings of Minister Matar Ba, Baba Tandian was also responsible for listing them the day after his dismissal, just with regard to basketball.