Faced with an oil crisis he did not want to come and see that so it did not take care to anticipate the impact on the national economy, the government does not know which band discourse.
If on December 30, at the final Council of Ministers of 2014, the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, had a deliberately reassuring spiel, dramatized the impact of the drastic fall in oil prices on our economy is heavily dependent on hydrocarbons, the ministers, who spoke after him, left to betray, for some, incidentally, a real feeling of anxiety.
"I am convinced that in a legitimate and serenity through the challenges, Algeria will pass through without difficulty large disturbances experienced by the international oil market," reassured indeed Bouteflika in his address guidance to the Council of Ministers.
The presidential speech had wanted alleviate fears that the mini-Cabinet held a few days earlier could have raised in large segments of society, as is that decisions outlined at that time were in the direction of significant budgetary restrictions. But the serenity displayed by Bouteflika to his ministers was soon betrayed by the ministers were unanimous in recognizing that the aftermath of the crisis will not be enchanting.
And the scary statement for a wide section of society remains that imposed before yesterday in the Senate by the Finance Minister Mohamed Djellab, noting: "In the future, citizens will pay what they owe in a public hospital or the rent for public housing ... Everyone must take responsibility. "and reveal, in passing, that this is an approach being developed in government.
The Minister of Finance announced in the Assembly of the wise, this is nothing but the end of the free care in public health institutions and, more generally, the end of the grant of the condition for many public services. No need to prove that it is the national finance reflux-induced oil crisis that suggested such measures. This is obvious.
But the point here is not to expound on the relevance of the proposed solutions to cushion the shock of the oil crisis on national economic and social life. This is to highlight the obvious inconsistency which characterizes government communications. A recommended communication, moreover, by the President of the Republic at the last Council of Ministers, but when he fails to give a coherent content.
Thus the declaration of Djellab is net phase shift with insurance made by the head of state. And this discrepancy is not put on the account of non-mastery of communication in times of crisis to which, it is true, the government did not used to. The cacophony arises, first, from the absence of a deliberate and coordinated strategy to deal with the crisis. The government is actually torn between what dictates economic sense and the need to care for his formula to not scare.
Thus, when the Prime Minister instructed the recruitment freeze in the public service for the year 2015, the Minister of Education was quick to assert that the measure does not concern the industry. Thus also that when in May 2014, the Council of Ministers took the decision to authorize the exploitation of shale gas, Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi, who was quick to go inaugurate ignition of the first flare at In-Salah, which has raised the waves, made in an awkward cropping, stating that "the government has to date taken any final decision on the exploitation of shale gas and is currently conducting a technical and economic evaluation of the project. "
The government's attitude is summed up by the Pôle forces of change that emphasized Tuesday that it "seems to be imposed on him by the failure, impotence and disarray in which it is faced with the complexity of this crisis before which proved improvident, and management which, it appears now deprived of an appropriate response strategy and measuring multiple challenges it imposes on the country. "