Field Marshal Omer Albashir announced that his new Prime Minister Mutaz Musa is set to announce the formation of the government in a couple of days while attributing the dismissal of the previous government led by the first vice president Bakri Hassan Salih to “the country’s current economic crisis”.
Albashir addressed Sudan’s people on Monday elaborating on reasons for dismissal of the government headed by Bakri Hassan Salih as he reiterated the same old narrative about Sudan being a target and said that “the economic crisis compelled him to dismiss the national reconciliation government including al ministries as they will be reduced and restructured”. And he added “there is no need to a redundant governance structure with all the entailing budgets during pressing economic conditions”.
Consultation for the government reshuffle
Albashir pointed out that the new Prime Minister Mutaz Musa will form the new national reconciliation government in a couple of days after finalizing consultation to achieve “economic balance”.
He added that in the coming few days measures to reduce state governing entities at the ministries and localities’ levels will be taken. Also the number of state ministers will be reduced to the extent that is strictly necessary in order to control spending and restrain redundancy.
Albashir announced on Monday major changes to the presidency which saw the dismissal of the vice president Hasabo Mohamed Abdelrahman and the appointing of ex-governor of North Darfur state Mohamed Yousif Kibir in his position. He also appointed his relative the ex-minister of electricity Mutaz Musa Salim as prime minister instead of Bakri Hassan Salih who became the first vice president as the positions were separated as part of a wider change in ministries and state councils.
Meanwhile, Sudan suffers crushing economic conditions amid growing inflation, hiked commodity prices and devaluation of national currency.