General Paul Kagame fantasizes about, among other things, a railway and a Covid19 vaccines plant in Rwanda. The Senegalese leader President Macky Sall has accomplished both.
Kagame who is in Senegal to witness the launch of a stadium, should not leave Senegal before witnessing Macky Sall’s spectacular success stories in the two fields – the railway and the vaccines.
In 2021, Macky Sall launched the Regional Express Train, a new railway serving nearly 115,000 travelers a day. Senegal’s new railway is, furthermore, an environmentally friendly infrastructure using electricity and thermal energy which empower the trains to travel at a top speed of 160 km/h.
Meanwhile, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) is about to manufacture Covid19 vaccines – the IPD is already a top-rate institute responsible for research, health protection and promotion, and the provision of skilled workforce and expertise in public health.
Hopefully Kagame will tone down the rhetoric about his so-called developmental success stories after he sees the real thing in Senegal.