Faced with the many security challenges it faces, Chad wants to launch a new reform of the army to increase the number and increase them in 2022, from 35 to 60,000 men. For this, he had last Friday adopted by the resigning National Assembly, which was to be dissolved the next day, an ordinance on the general status of the soldiers in the law enforcement and security forces.
Until now, Chadian soldiers have lost more, but with this new reform, they will now receive a more consistent salary and the same in the same grade. Development of ranks and careers, pensions … Their entire career will now be regulated, according to the Chadian Minister of Defense, General Daoud Yaya Brahim.
But since then, the opposition has stepped up to the plate. The Masra success of the Les Transformateurs party condemns a text “major for the life of the country” which was deceptively adopted on a Friday night and by a national assembly without legitimacy. He also protests against a decree that he says does not solve the main challenges facing the Chadian army. Masrapointe successes in particular an army that today is dominated by three tribes, the Zaghawors, the Gorans and the Arabs. A double-speed army with a presidential guard, DGSSEI completely spoiled to the detriment of other bodies, while most soldiers are not well trained.
The chosen moment has gone badly All this criticism is swept aside with a wave by the hand of the Chadian Minister of Defense, who assures us that he now has 10,000 men in training centers, from all segments of society. As for the financing of all these reforms when the treasury is empty, Chad will be able to count on the support of its partners, he said.
But it is above all the moment that the military junta has chosen to have this text adopted, which goes badly with the opposition. It was at inclusive national dialogue or to the future elected government to arrange such a decisive reform of the army, Succès Masra lamented.
A Chadian specialist recalls that such an ambitious reform had already begun in 2010, without major results.
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