Dakar, Senegal (MAT) – 2018 MAGAL TOUBA: INTERNATIONAL RELIOUGIOUS EVENT. All security and sanitary measures are taken by the state authorities and the Organizing Committee of the Grand Magal of Touba for the success of this religious event which commemorates the departure in exile (Gabon) of the founder of Mouridism, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké, learned Thursday the APS.
The various parties involved in the prepration of this event have given assurances on Thursday, during a meeting between the Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, and the organizing committee.
In terms of security, traffic and transportation, measures have been taken to protect people. The police, the gendarmerie, the firemen and the urban planning services were thus mobilized for the success of the event.
The representatives of the security forces who took part in the meeting, promised a reinforcement of their manpower on the ground, with a view to a better protection of the pilgrims.
They ensure that a traffic plan will be put in place and that nearly 6,000 passes will be made.
Regarding health, hygiene and living conditions, 124 advanced medical posts and health centers will be installed and more than 3900 health workers deployed in the holy city of Touba.
Nearly 150 hygiene workers on board 20 vehicles will also be deployed to spray the mosque and accommodation sites, and for food control.
Fifty mobile toilets and septic tank emptying trucks will be set up.
With regard to the supply of water, more than 20,000 m3 will be available in Touba in addition to the maintenance and extension of the water network.
The national energy company (SENELEC ) promises to put the area out of load shedding one month before and one month after the Magal.
For the communication and telecommunications part , a press area will be available to journalists. Sensitization activities will also be organized. The telephony operators (SONATEL, TIGO and Expresso) who attended the meeting promised broadband connectivity for better transmission of the event.
The Miner of the Interior and his services will meet, on October 18, the organizing committee for the final adjustments before the Magal.