President announces new Cabinet


President Macky Sall has published the list of his new ministerial line-up and he has kept to his promise of reducing the number of ministers from 40 to 25.

Perhaps the most famous member is Grammy award winner Youssou Ndour who wanted to stand for president but was blocked by the former administration; he gets Culture and Tourism.

The former head of BICIS, the Senegalese subsidiary of BNP Paribas, Amadou Kane, gets the Finance ministry. Members of other opposition parties who supported Sall during the presidential second round have also been awarded with ministries.

The full list as published on seneweb is as follows:

Badara Alioune Cisse Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad
Amadou Kane Minister of Economy and Finance
Mbaye Ndiaye Minister of the Interior
Eva Marie Coll Seck Minister of Health and Social Action
Tine Augustine Minister of Armed Forces
Aminata Toure Minister of Justice
Youssou Ndour Minister of Culture and Tourism
Mariama Sarr Minister for Women, Children and Women Entrepreneurs
Ibrahima Sall Minister of Education
Benedict Sambou Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment
Cheikh Bamba Dieye Minister of Planning and Local Government
Mata Sy Diallo, Minister of Commerce Industry and Handicrafts
Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye Minister of Livestock
Pape Diouf Minister for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
Mor Ngom Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
Aly Ngouille Ndiaye Minister of Energy and Mines
Koto Aly Ndiaye Minister of Youth, Training and Employment
El Hadji Malick Minister for Sport
Khoudia Mbaye Minister of Urban Development and Housing
Serigne Mbaye Thiam Minister of Higher Education and Research, spokesman
for the Government
Haidar Ali Minister of Ecology and Nature Protection
Mansour Sy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Relations with Institutions
Oumar Gueye Minister of Water and Sanitation
Abu Lô Minister of Communication and Information Technologies
and Communication
Abdoulaye Diallo Daouda Minister Delegate for the Budget
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