Today was a normal day for most of citizens living in Antananarivo. Students went to schools. All ministers and public offices opened and all civil servants worked. All shops and commercial centers opened. All buses (the famous Taxi B) were seen throughout the streets of Antananarivo. Police officers are seen almost everywhere you go.
A normal day? Not really, when you look at the face of people, you can see sadness, anxiousness and frustration. It is not normal when there are still some areas in town which are blocked by TGV’s supporters.
Nowadays, Madagascar is facing a dramatic inflation: all the prices of goods are increasing. This is the case especially for rice, sugar, flavour, yoghurt, milk, butter, oil and gas.
Good and exceptionnal initiative
Last week, the minsitry of economy, consumption and industry has decided to help the private companies which have been victims of the riots through paying the wages of their employees for the month of January. Each employee has received MGA 250,000. This is exceptionnal because never in the history of public finances, the governement has paid the wages of the employees of private companies.
Public Meeting at place of May 13th
Despite all the calls they made on Radio VIVA and TV VIVA (which belong to Andry “TGV”), only around 30 people came. The mayor did not appear. The public meeting ended up with cultural shows.
Andry “TGV” is scheduled to visit all the regions of Madagascar to assure his position throughout the country. Marc Ravalomanana is in Antsiranana (northern part of Madagascar).
Here are some pics which do not need comments at all: