21 April 2016
Lawmakers in Senegal have resolved to vote out the senate. A new law passed dissolves the existence of the senatorial institution in order to save the country a whooping $15 million. The rescued funds are meant to be spent on flood victims in the country.
The decision was reached after a vote between its 150-seat National Assembly and 100-seat Senate. The Senate members are said to have fought to have the senate retained, but lost in the joint session of parliament.
The Congress also abolished the position of vice-president which no one has held since its creation in 2009 by then President Abdoulaye Wade.
Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince
Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.