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‘Fire Governor of Sudan’s Sennar state’: Tribal leaders

July 21 - 2016 SINGA
Sennar state
Sennar state

The leaders of the Rufaa tribes in eastern Sudan’s Sennar state have demanded the dismissal of the state Governor, El Daw El Mahi, during a press conference held in Sinja on Wednesday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Sinja, the Nazir of the Rufaa tribe in Sennar state, Yousef Ahmed Yousef, said that the leaders of the tribe submitted a memorandum to demand the dismissal of the Governor of Sennar.

The memorandum also calls for the Abu Tira militia “to be held accountable for terrorising the residents of Altro area of El Mazmum locality, and the arrest 27 of them, including native administration leaders of the tribe earlier this month.

Regarding the main problems facing the residents of Sennar state, Yousef said that state government has been deceiving the central government in the implementation of the decisions issued by the Presidency of Sudan since 2013.

He said that all the successive governors of the state have not carried out the implementation of the decisions issued for the development of the state. They have also “failed to implement any of these services including opening of tracks, residential land planning and providing humanitarian services”.

He called upon the Khartoum government to send a neutral central committee to the state to investigate on the ground to identify the projects the state governments claimed to have implemented.

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