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Algeria president prevents ministers, officials from visits with official processions

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian president [Algérie résumé des infos/Facebook]
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian president [Algérie résumé des infos/Facebook]

Algeria’s president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, announced on Sunday that ministers and officials across the country are prohibited from conducting field visits with official processions, describing the procedures as “a waste of public money”.

Speaking during a meeting with senior officials, local governors and mayors from across Algeria, the newly- elected president reiterated his pre-election pledge to fighting corruption and bribery.

“You are obliged to change at the local level,” he informed the attendees, calling on them to meet the people’s needs and to refrain from old behaviours, in order to restore the citizens’ confidence in the state.

The Algerian president has also stressed on the need to “criminalise” tax evasion, emphasising that “routes to import luxuries and things that can be produced locally will be closed.”

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