Senegalese Prime Minister announces 31-member cabinet

Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's new Prime Minister Idrissa Seck on Wednesday announced a 31-member cabinet which includes 17 ministers who served in the government of his predecessor Mame Madior Boye.
Nearly half of the cabinet posts went to President Abdoulaye Wade's ruling Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS).
The new cabinet has four senior ministers and eight women.
Five ministers who served in the previous government have been dropped while 14 new ones have joined the cabinet.
Two others have changed ministries and 15 others retained the same ministries.
The new ministers are - Ndèye Khady Diop (Mrs) - Kindergarten and children's centres - Maïmouna Sourang Ndir (Mrs) - social development - Saoudatou Ndiaye Seck (Mrs) - Women entrepreneurship and micro- credits - Soukeyna Ndiaye Ba (Mrs) - Cooperation and planning - Habib Sy - Rural development and livestock - Madické Niang - Housing - Alioune Sow - Youth - Youssou Ndiaye - Senior minister for sports - Georges Tendeng - Training and adult education - Christian Sina Diatta - Scientific and technological research Those who rejoined the cabinet are: - Serigne Diop - Justice and keeper of seals - Mamadou Seck - Infrastructure, equipment and transport - Abdou Fall - Culture and Communication - Mamadou Diop Decroix - Relations with parliamentary, national and regional institutions and the African Union The fifteen ministers who retained their posts are: - Macky Sall - Senior minister of energy and water resources - Landing Savane - Senior minister of industry and crafts - Cheikh Tidiane Gadio - Senior minister of foreign affairs, Senegalese abroad and the African Union - Awa Marie Colle Seck (Mrs) - Health, hygiene and prevention - Awa Guèye Kébé (Mrs) - National solidarity - Aicha Agne Pouye (Mrs) - Trade, small scale and medium industries - Thiéo Cissé Doucouré (Mrs) - Junior minister in charge of local communities - Yéro Deh - Public service, Labour and professional organisations - Moustapha Sourang - National education - Gen.
Mamadou Niang, Interior - Ousmane Masseck Ndiaye - Tourism - Cheikh Adjibou Soumaré - Deputy minister in charge of Budget - Seydou Sy Sall - Urban development and land planning - Modou Diagne Fada - Environment nature conservation - Abdoulaye Diop - Economy and finances Those who changed ministries are: - Pape Diouf - Fisheries (from agriculture) - Becaye Diop - Defence (from basic education) The five ministers dropped from the cabinet are: - Aminata Tall (Mrs) - (Social development and solidarity) - Amadou Tidiane Wone Baba - (Culture) - Basile Senghor - (Justice) - Joseph Ndong - (Sports) - Cheikh Sadibou Fall - (Fisheries)

06 novembre 2002 23:55:00

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