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Sudan’s national fuel shortage now acute

April 4 - 2018 SUDAN
Fuel queues in Sudan this week (RD)
Fuel queues in Sudan this week (RD)

The fuel crisis has hit the capital of Sudan and all the states doubling the suffering of the residents in all the markets in the countryside, towns and cities.

Nyala, capital of South Darfur, has been living in total darkness for three consecutive days with total water cuts and lack of fuel necessary consumer goods that have exasperated the suffering.

An employee in Nyala told Radio Dabanga that the city is also experiencing fuel crisis which has created great difficulty and lack of transportation.

In eastern Sudan, a resident of new Halfa in Kassala reported to Radio Dabanga that the vehicles queue in front of the fuel stations for up to two days.

A resident told Radio Dabanga that economic security prevented private vehicles from refuelling and restricting it to public vehicles.

He condemned the brutal treatment of the security forces and police of drivers of private vehicles.

He added that the escalating fuel crisis has led to the shut-down of harvest operations the displacement of crops and a severe traffic crisis.

Darfur, Kordofan, the Northern State, Blue Nile, White Nile, and El Gezira are witnessing a severe fuel crisis in all localities.

Journalist Osman Hashim reported the overcrowding of vehicles in Port Sudan in front of fuel stations for long hours.

Independent MP in Parliament Mubarak El Nur gave an urgent question to Parliament Speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omar to summon the Minister of Oil and Gas Abdelrahman Osman to question him about the lack of fuel in the stations.

Asked in a telephone interview with Radio Dabanga on Monday about the reasons for the lack of fuel and the measures taken to deal with the crisis Mubarak said they were unclear.

The National Umma Party, led by Imam El Sadig El Mahdi, held Al Bashir's government responsible for the stifling fuel and cooking gas and as consumer goods that have multiplied in all states.

Yesterday the party said in a statement that the regime bears responsibility for this situation and its consequences and its inability to secure a stock of commodities which reflects a manifestation of its apparent failure.

In its statement, the Umma Party condemned the huge economic chaos, the manipulation of the regime and its affiliation of the lives of the people, the gross exploitation of the crisis and the profiteering at the expense of the citizens which confirms that the crisis is on the way to aggravation rather than the solution.

The Reform Now Movement led by Dr Ghazi Salaheldin El Atabani said in a statement that the scarcity of fuel has caused transport crisis, at the time fuel prices in the black market have escalated amid the inability of the authorities to resolve the matter.

The movement said in a statement that it would not remain silent on the country's disastrous situation and vowed to address the government's apparent lack of irresponsible behaviour.

Salah Hassan Jumaa, the spokesman for the movement said in a statement that the movement will stand with every Sudanese to claim the legitimate rights.

He called on all the political forces to coordinate and unite efforts to reject the policies of the government that brought us to this disaster.


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