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Barrel of water in Port Sudan soars to SDG45

August 2 - 2015 PORT SUDAN
A water cart in Khartoum (file photo)
A water cart in Khartoum (file photo)

The commercial price for a barrel of water in Port Sudan jumped from SDG7 ($1.15) to SDG45 ($7.40) following the news early last week of a possible rise in the water tariff.

Abdallah Mousa, member of the Central Committee of the Beja Congress,told Radio Dabanga that people in many parts of eastern Sudan are not connected to the water net. “They depend on hafeers (man-made rain water pools) and the commercial market.

“The government has proven more than once that it is failing in the provision of any service to the citizens. The only thing the authorities do is raising fees and taxes.

“The biggest problem is that the government does not have any solution for the corruption that is destroying the country,” he said.

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