Politics: Ordinance on the status of democratic opposition adopted
The ordinary council of ministers of this Thursday, August 9, 2018, examined three draft text followed by a communication from the Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
The members of the government, under the presidency of the head of state, adopted after reconsideration the draft order establishing the status of the democratic opposition in Chad. According to the Government, this text reflects the desire to create favorable conditions for the establishment of a genuine democratic culture. It aims to organize the democratic opposition to allow it to play its full role in promoting direct dialogue in the framework of political dialogue on issues of national interest and in preserving the best interests of the nation.
Under the Ministry of the Economy and Development Planning, the council has examined and adopted the draft order authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the Istisna'a agreement, concerning the financing of the reinforcement project. of bilingual education in Chad. This text follows the loan agreement signed on 18 May 2017 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between Chad and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The project focuses on strengthening and maintaining bilingual education, improving the level of Koranic schools in relation to the formal system and supporting project management.
The council also adopted, under the Ministry of Mines, Industrial Development, Commercial and Private Sector Promotion, the draft decree on the status of the National Society of Mines and Geology (SONAMIG), implemented to promote the Development of the mining sector by Order No. 002 / PR / 2018 of 9 February 2018.
The communication of the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Boukar Michel focused on his mission to Washington, the United States, from July 22 to 30, 2018 at the invitation of the company Convalt Energy. It appears that Convalt Energy is committed to building hybrid power plants in some thirty localities in Chad for an investment amounting to 40 million US dollars. On the sidelines of this meeting, the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, had fruitful contacts in the US Congress for African Affairs. Considering Chad's exceptional involvement in the fight against terrorism, the Congress considered that the United States should accompany the Chadian government in the implementation of its National Development Program through private American investments.