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Senegal: Ensuring Efficient Telephone Use by the Government

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal, Citizen Media, Development, Governance, Politics

Aliou Fama reveals [1] [fr] that Macky Sall, President of Senegal, has decided to put the members of his goverment on a strict regime, in order to reduce government telephone bills:

Ministers’ telephone credit is now capped at 500 000 FCFA (EUR 762,25), with that of technical advisers limited to 150 000 FCFA. Beyond this point, costs must be covered out of the officials’ own pockets. As a result, after the 15th of each month, certain advisers have found themselves scratching away at top-up cards to get their phones back on line.