The governor of Central Darfur has ordered the dismissal of two omdas and the transferral of two young employees working in Um Dukhun to other localities in the state.
The orders were issued after youth in Um Dukhun had widely protested against corruption in the locality, and demanded better services and security. They accused the locality’s executive director of embezzlement.
Earlier this month, an investigation committee had found that the director had collected fees amounting to SDG260,000 ($43,200) without issuing receipts, and recommended the filing of charges against him.
A youth activist told Radio Dabanga from Um Dukhun that the governor transferred Khaddam Mohamed, head of the locality’s Youth Union and Um Dukhun coordinator of Land Issues, and Eisa Osman El Sheikh, deputy head of the Youth Union and head of the Public Service Office, to suppress further protests in the locality.
He further explained that omdas Hussein Eisa El Sheikh and Mohamed Eisa Nasir were removed from their posts because of their backing of the protesters.