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Sudan: The Cabinet and Freedom and Change discuss mitigating the effects of the decision to liberalize the price of fuel

A joint emergency meeting between the ministers of the economic sector in the Sudanese Council of Ministers and representatives of the Central Council of the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, chaired by the Sudanese Council of Ministers, Dr. Abdullah Hamdok, discussed the recent economic measures related to the liberalization of gasoline and gasoline prices, the reasons for this, and the package of treatments that would alleviate the situation. The effects of this decision on the citizens.


The meeting dealt with the overall economic situation in the country, and the need to work on revitalizing social support programs and removing administrative and procedural obstacles that slow down work in implementing the family support program (Thamrat), activating the process of registering beneficiaries and speeding up the completion of the database required to implement the program in all states. The Ministers of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Jibril Ibrahim, and Communications and Digital Transformation, Engineer Hashem Hasab Al-Rasoul, have completed the registration of more than 700,000 families who will receive direct financial transfers, with the aim of reaching the registration of 6 and a half million families eligible for the Thimarat program, with funding of more than 800 million dollars.


The experience of the "My Goods" program was also reviewed and work on its generalization and sustainability, and the attendees stressed the need to find solutions to the transportation problem to facilitate the movement of citizens.


The meeting heard a report from the Minister of the Interior, Lieutenant-General Ezz El-Din Al-Sheikh, and the Director of the General Intelligence Service, Lieutenant-General Gamal Abdel-Majid, on the security situation in Sudan in light of the events that occurred in the past two days and the Ministry of Interior’s plan to deal with them. He expressed their views as a right that the state must protect, and stressed that sabotaging public and private property and intimidating citizens do not represent the revolution or the revolutionaries.