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Macky Sall gives D120.4 million to media chiefs

May 6, 2020, 12:29 PM

President Macky Sall’s government has come to the aid of the media in these trying times of covid-19 by doling out 1.4 billion CFA, an equivalent of D120.4 million to media chiefs to meet the challenges and effects of covid-19 pandemic.

The money will be disbursed based on the size of the media houses.

Madiamal Diagne, publisher of Le Quotidien, confirmed the development to The Point.

“Our shares will not be equal because some media houses have more employees than others,” he said.

Beside this assistance, the government gives annual subvention to media chiefs in the sum of 700 million CFA equivalent to D60.2 million.

Meanwhile the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday registered 58 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the total to 1,349; 470 recoveries, 11 deaths and 847 under treatment.

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