Budget for 2019 in parliament and Albashir prepares to remove subsidies

Altaghyeer: Khartoum

Albashir pre-empted the approval of the budget for the fiscal year 2019 by parliament and indicated that the continuation of subsidies is unjustified.

During a meeting with representatives of parties participating in the government the president said that subsidized fuel benefits the rich only, and pointed out that the economy won’t be fixed while subsidies for some commodities are still on offer by the government.

Meanwhile, the ministers’ council approved the new budget on its Tuesday session as the prime minister is scheduled to refer it to parliament for the final approval.

It is worth noting that “Altaghyeer” reported a few months ago, quoting a former minister, on the government’s intention to exclude subsidies previously provided for fuel and bread from the new budget.

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