Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sensible Lawmakers of Senegal. These are not Jobless
Senegalese lawmakers on Wednesday scrapped the Senate (upper house) and the post of Vice-President in a bid to save money for flood victims. The Senate, dominated by opponents of President Macky Sall, had voted against its own demise last week but its decision was superseded earlier this week by that of the lower house, which supports the move. In a session of both houses on Wednesday, more than two thirds of lawmakers approved the suppression of the Senate with immediate effect thus saving the West African nation a total of €15m (Fifteen Million Euro) to assuage the effect of recent devastating floods. At least 13 people have been killed in several weeks of flooding and thousands left homeless.
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