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The State is responsible for having piloted the privatization

Cheikh Diop, general secretary of the National Confederation of Workers of Senegal/Force of Change (CNTS / FC) has denounced the delay of September salaries of Dakar-Bamako Ferroviaire (DBF) workers. "The State of Senegal is the main [one] responsible for this situation, for having piloted the privatization of the former Transrail, which gave birth to DBF,” said Diop.


Efforts to privatize the company have failed

The national electricity company, Senelec, continues to face financial difficulties because of technical failures, low end-user prices and the higher price of oil. But efforts to privatize the company have failed. “Initially, in 1999, the State sold 34% of the company's capital to a consortium made up of Hydro-Quebec and Elyo. However, in 2000 the Government cancelled the contract because of continuous power cuts. It then launched a call for tenders for the sale of 51% of the capital in 2001, which failed.” [Global Energy Research, 11 December 2016]


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