Member of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council confirms Work towards Reducing Security Spending
Transitional Sovereignty Council member Muhammad al-Fakiconfirmed work is being done to reduce spending on security services, and to divert the country’s savings in favor of production
Al-Faki said at a Ramadan banquet organized by the Justice and Equality Movement on Tuesday in Khartoum, that Sudan has suffered a lot from wars but it is time for stability.
According to Sudan News Agency (SUNA), a member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council called for adherence to the December revolution, and justice for all, particularly the martyrs.
He added that the constitutional document fulfills the aspirations of the people, indicating that they have begun to implement the peace file and dismantle the one-party state.
He pointed out that the Empowerment Removal Committee has made great strides in this aspect.
“A big file awaits us, which is the economic file that requires great effort and taking advantage of Sudan’s great potential”, he said.
“We have documents that prove our right to our lands”, he added.
He stressed that Sudan is able to seize its lands, but prefers to negotiate, while calling on neighboring countries to not occupy others’ lands, in what appears to be a reference to Ethiopia.
In Accord to Face the Challenges
On the same occasion, the head of the Justice and Equality Movement and the Minister of Finance, Jibreel Ibrahim, indicated that the Sudanese society has always been in a state of homogeneity.
He noted the need for this to be homogeneous in political action, pointing out that the citizen is in need of services, and he called on political forces to set up programs on how to serve the citizen.
“We are in dire need of an inclusive consensus and gathering the national ranks to confront the challenges that Sudan faces in the East and West”, Ibrahim said.
He called on the rest of the armed movements that did not sign the Juba Peace Agreement to catch up.
Ibrahim noted that the peace provisions had not yet been implemented; especially since the displaced had not returned to their villages nor have been compensated.
Regarding the economic situation, the minister said that the transitional government has inherited a heavy legacy and is currently working to put the economy right on track.
The Minister of Finance indicated that the country is on the verge of a new era, pointing out that economic reform requires time.