Communiqué of the Council of Ministers of Thursday 05 May 2022

COMMUNIQUE N 013/CM/2022

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THURSDAY 05 MAY 2022

The Council of Ministers met today, Thursday 05 May 2022, in the usual meeting room, chaired by His Excellency, Mr MOHAMED BAZOUM, President of the Republic, President of the Council of Ministers.

After considering the items on the agenda, the Council took the following decisions:

I. IN THE TITLE OF THE MINISTRY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING.

The Council of Ministers has adopted the draft decree establishing the Technical Education Certificate (BET) in the Technical Colleges (CET).

This draft decree establishes the Technical Education Certificate to validate the four (04) years of training in the Cycle of Technical Education Colleges (CET).

It lays down the conditions for candidacy, the procedures for organizing examinations and the issuance of said diploma.

The institution of the Technical Education Certificate will enable students of CETs to continue their studies in higher level institutions without any problems.

II. IN THE TITLE OF THE MINISTRY OF MINES.

The Council of Ministers has adopted the draft decree concerning the approval and publication in the Official Gazette of the Mining Agreement between the Republic of Niger and the company GALGAMI SARLU, for the EMILOU AG exploration license for gold and related metals, in the Municipality of Tafelot , Department of Tchirozrine (region Agadez).

GALGAMI is a one-person limited liability company, with a share capital of twenty million (20,000,000) CFA francs.

In addition to the expected tax revenues, the company GALGAMI SARLU undertakes to create at least twenty (20) jobs and to invest two million (2,000,000.) US dollars, i.e. approximately one billion two hundred million (1,200,000,000) CFA francs for conducting its business, including:

– six million (6,000,000) CFA francs per year as a contribution to the local development of the municipalities in which it will carry out its activities;

– six million (6,000,000) CFA francs per year as part of its contribution to capacity building of agents of the Administration of Mines and Geology.

III. PERSONAL MEASUREMENTS.

The Council of Ministers has adopted the following individual measures:

REGARDING THE MINISTRY OF POST AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Mr. Adamou Boukari Ibrahim, Telecommunications Network Engineer, Mle 142039/N, has been appointed Director of Information and Communication Technologies.

Ms Hassane ne Amina Hima, Secondary Teacher, Mle 65336/Z, is appointed Director of Studies, Programming and Statistics.

IN THE TITLE OF THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Mr. Maman Maman Badamassi, Agricultural Engineer, Mle 116527/N, has been appointed Director of Industrial Innovation and Technological Development.

IN THE TITLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF Commerce

Mr Moussa Kiraou Abdoulwazir, Secondary Education Teacher, Mle 61754/J, has been appointed Deputy Secretary-General to the Minister of Trade.

Mr Boubacar Sanda, Chief Economist, is appointed Technical Adviser to the Minister of Commerce.

Mr Ali Samba Soumala Diabiri, an economist specializing in administration and business management, Mle 112113/E, has been appointed Director General for Private Sector Promotion.

Mr Mahaman Balarab Maman Laminou, Economist, Mle 112123/G, has been appointed General Manager of Trade.

IV. COMMUNICATION.

The Council of Ministers has heard five (05) announcements.

1). Two (02) announcements from the Minister of Health, Population and Social Affairs.

The first communication concerns the award of one (01) public contract for the purchase and installation of equipment and materials to enhance vaccination services in the eight (8) regions of Niger.

This contract, for an amount of seven hundred and thirty-nine million eight hundred and seventy-six thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight (739,876,968) CFA francs excluding taxes, is awarded to the company Benco, with a term of execution of fifteen (15) days. †

The second communication concerns the award of one (01) public contract for the purchase and installation of equipment and materials to enhance vaccination services in the eight (8) regions of Niger.

This contract, for an amount of seven hundred and thirty million two hundred and twenty-three thousand and twenty-one (730,223,021) francs CFA excluding tax, is awarded to the company Medical Items, with a term of execution of fifteen (15) days.

2). Two (02) communications from the Minister of Agriculture.

The first communication concerns the award of one (01) public contract, in consultation with suppliers, for the purchase of 310 cassava seed sets and accessories for the regions of Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabri and Zinder.

This contract, for an amount of five hundred ten million eight hundred eighty thousand (510,880,000) CFA francs, is awarded to the company BACOREX SARL, with a term of execution of thirty (30) days.

The second communication concerns the award of one (01) public contract, in consultation with suppliers, for the purchase of 412 tons of seed potatoes for the Maradi, Dosso and Niamey regions.

This contract, for an amount of six hundred and fifteen million five hundred and twenty-eight thousand (615,528,000) CFA francs, is awarded to the company MANOMA SA, with a term of execution of thirty (30) days.

These four (04) communications are made for informational purposes, in accordance with the provisions of Decision No 107/PM/ARMP of 1 August 2019, which sets the thresholds in the context of the award of public contracts, as provided for in Article 13 That: Any public contract the amount of which is equal to or greater than five hundred million (500,000,000) CFA francs excluding value added tax must be notified in advance to the Council of Ministers by the minister responsible for the sector concerned.

3). a joint communication from the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Planning regarding the Niger Delegation’s participation in the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, held in Washington (United States of America) from April 18 to 26, 2022.

Since the agenda was exhausted, His Excellency the President of the Republic adjourned the meeting.

Done Niamey, 05 May 2022

The Secretary General

from the government

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