Senegal could soon break with its old tradition of lack of cleanliness. Indeed, the unsanitary situation prevailing in the cities of Senegal is not the taste of the President of the Republic, Macky Sall. At the swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, he announced the improvement of our living environment, the promotion of a decent Habitat for all and the safeguarding of our surroundings.
"There is an urgent need to put an end to urban congestion. There is an urgent need for a general mobilization to forge the image of a new Senegal. A cleaner Senegal, in its cities, in its neighbourhoods, in its villages. In short, I want a Senegal with zero waste, said the President of the Republic.
Macky Sall felt that it was urgent to "put an end to urban congestion, unsanitary conditions, illegal occupations in public space and anarchic constructions in flood-prone areas such as the Technopole".
Macky Sall is committed to taking vigorous steps in this direction without delay. And requested the participation of local and regional authorities as well as the movements and associations of citizens.
The President of the Republic announced the launch of an extensive construction programme of 100,000 dwellings over five years to enable the Senegalese people to have "decent housing at an affordable cost".