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Senegal: gasoline and electrical energy costs improve

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The Senegalese authorities has introduced an increase in gasoline and electrical energy costs beginning Saturday January seventh 7 pm GMT. The price of diesel and petrol will improve by 100 CFA francs.

As for electrical energy, the rise might be utilized in instalments and won’t have an effect on customers who devour lower than 150 kilowatts per hour, each two months, an effort to spare deprived households.

In his December 31rst tackle to the nation, President Macky Sall introduced a reinforcement of the social safety effort in 2023 with the mobilization of 450 billion CFA francs to subsidies meals and power merchandise.

Fuel cylinders will not be affected by the rise neither is paraffin. The federal government has promised accompanying measures for transporters.

The rise in costs is because of rising international hydrocarbon costs linked to the post-Covid financial revival and the continuing battle in Ukraine.