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Lawmakers are trying to step in to prevent the privatization of FESPACO

Lawmakers are trying to step in to prevent the privatization of FESPACO, the country’s world renowned film and culture festival. “It is important to have legislation. If FESPACO, which is created by an administrative text, tomorrow is created by a law, it will be difficult for the government to privatize without going through the parliament,” says Michel Ouédraogo.

Source: burkina24.com

Tollbooth workers protest government inaction

Tollbooth workers protest government inaction over their demands to stop the privatization process initiated by the former Compaore regime, define a clear status for agents by their integration into the public service, their inclusion on the list of fund beneficiaries, and the strengthening of devices at toll booths. About privatization, Boubacar Dianda believes that private interests “must not meddle in the management of roads built by the government with taxpayers money.”

Source: fr.allafrica.com