Near the villages of Mbodjène, Ndiagambal and Pont Gendarme, President Macky Sall was greeted with red armbands by the farmers who, through this gesture, had invited the Head of State to support them in saving their production.
Grievances which would seem preoccupied by the President of the Republic. Indeed, during his speech in Podor, President Macky Sall promised to bring the most urgent solutions to these demands of the farmers.
“When I came, I met disoriented peasants, producers of onions. I would like to assure them that the government will not let them see their production rot. This year, thanks to the success of our agricultural program, we had a record production of onions. We must regulate the consumption first of small producers, then agri-businesses and finally, since December we have stopped onion imports. But, we must ensure that in the next ten days, small producers can fully sell their production. I will instruct the Minister of Commerce as well as the members of the government to find urgent solutions so that there is no slump in this year’s production ”, reassured the Head of State during his mega meeting which closed the first day of his tour in the Podor department …