The mobile phone contracts for civil servants in Senegal have been suspended in an effort to limit public spending.
Ministers and their staff can no longer make phone calls but they have until the end of
September to receive phone calls.
Exceptions have been made for some people serving in the defence and interior ministries.
The government said more cuts were expected and the savings would reportedly be used for health care, education and other public services.
In a recent speech on modernising the country’s civil service, President Macky Sall said $28m had been spent on mobile contracts since he took office in 2012.
An estimated $518m have been spent on cars in the past seven years, the president added.
In another cost-cutting measure, the role of prime minister and other ministries were dropped earlier this year.
CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES
Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.
Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.