BICIS workers took over the bank's main branch in Dakar, occupying the building in defiance of the new French boss, Rufin, who called on the government to remove the strikers and break up their 'illegal occupation'.
But the BICIS strike has relit the debate over Senegal's banking structures, with some suggesting that a new, state-owned bank be created, with others advocating a government buy-out of foreign interest in BICIS, along the lines of the Cameroon model, where the government there bought out the BNP shares and fired 12 expatriates.
Others still maintain that the controlling European interest in BICIS be bought out, not by the state but by private Senegalese investors.
Through this partnership, Sonatel and BICIS are acting on their commitment to help ensure access to banking services for all, offering a reliable, fast and secure service for handling all day-to-day banking transactions.
With Mobibank, BICIS is offering its customers a new channel for accessing the bank.
BICIS CMC Senores: Nunca los hemos enganado, el monto exigido realmente no se ha podido reunir.
BICIS CMC Queremos que sepas que no hemos podido avanzar como hubieramos querido.
BICIS CMC: Senores: Agradecemos su voluntad para terminar con bien esta situacion y les queremos manifestar que nuestro maximo esfuerzo nos permitio reunir 1 miligramo y 118 microgramos.
Our support for BICIS
will help food importers increase volume, and exporters of cash crops to support the livelihood of many small farmers in Senegal.