Senegal: $8 billion in the budget for the health and climate sector

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The Senegalese parliament discussed Yesterday, Wednesday, a draft law aimed at directing $8 billion in the new budget to cover health, climate, energy and economic expenditures.

In a statement, the Senegalese Parliament specified the value of budget expenditures in the four sectors, amid expectations of revenues amounting to $6.4 billion.

The government also intends to implement the strategy to adapt to diseases and build capacities in the context of improving health sector services in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, which affected Senegal and the world socially and economically.

Commenting on the approval of the new budget, parliamentarians said that although Corona has not been completely defeated, the disease is under control, and humanity has to face other global epidemics in the future, in a significantly shorter period.

The parliamentarians indicated that a total of 428 million US dollars had been allocated, of which 381.5 million US dollars were allocated for health projects.

Furthermore, the Parliament of Senegal considered the issue of climate change as a huge challenge due to the country’s vulnerability to floods, water management in agriculture, road maintenance and sanitation.


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