President wants to cut Senate for floods

2012-08-29 12:01
Senegal se pasverkose president, mnr. Macky Sall. Foto: Reuters

Senegal se pasverkose president, mnr. Macky Sall. Foto: Reuters

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Dakar - Senegal's President Macky Sall wants to abolish the Senate and use the money saved for the fight against floods that have claimed at least 13 lives in two weeks.

After cutting short a private visit to South Africa to return to Dakar because of the severe flooding, Sall announced late on Tuesday that he would introduce an emergency bill to abolish the upper house.

Without giving a timeline for the move, Sall said the money reserved for the Senate, more than €12m, would largely go toward solving the problem of floods.

His statement at Dakar airport was broadcast live by local media.

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