Monday, October 3

Macky Sall Appoints Amadou Ba As Prime Minister

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By Buba Gagigo

Senegalese President, Macky Sall, today appointed 61-year-old Amadou Ba the new prime minister of the country, a statement from the presidency said.

President Sall reinstated the post of Prime Minister on Saturday, appointing a former economy minister to the job, two months after a tense legislative election, in which his ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority, Reuters reported.

Amadou Ba is a taxation specialist who previously served as foreign minister, prior to his recent appointment.

His appointment re-established the position of prime minister in the West African country, following its abolition in April 2019.