Residents in the capital of South Kordofan held a rally and submitted a memorandum to the locality commissioner, in protest of the re-planning of city squares and allocation of lands, on Thursday.
A protester told Radio Dabanga that local authorities have re-planned the last public square in downtown Abu Jubeiha. In the past seven years the square held stalls, which were removed for a station for buses to Kosti.
“We demanded the cancellation of the decision and keep the square for public purposes,” the protester said. The rally was a peaceful one without the intervention from police.
He added that the allocation of lands in Abu Jubeiha to certain people, including the locality Commissioner and members of the ruling party in Sudan, was also objected to during the demonstration. The memorandum, handed to the locality Commissioner in front of his offices, raises both points.