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Towns suffer from power outages in eastern Sudan, Kordofan

September 18 - 2015 GEDAREF / EN NAHUD / KASSALA / TADAMOON
Eastern Sudan
Eastern Sudan

People in West Kordofan and Kassala states have been living in darkness at night owing to the stalled power supply. Residents in El Gedaref town have complained about the high prices for cooking gas following a shortage. 

One of them told Radio Dabanga on Thursday that a gas tube now costs SDG100 ($16.30). Because they have remained without gas for days, residents turned to the use of charcoal. This causes health problems to the families, the listener complained.

The reisdents have harshly criticised the government for not solving the problem. They also accused certain bodies, which they were afraid to mention, of monopolising the gas and controling the commodity’s price, describing that as a chaos.

The town of El Gedaref witnessed several demonstrations against water outages in July, that have occurred since more than five months, and the scarcity of petrol.

In En Nahud, West Kordofan, residents reported on Thursday that the interruption of the electricity supply has continued since Friday 11 September.

In addition, most parts of Wadi Halfa in Kassala have witnessed power outages for four consecutive days. Angry residents told Radio Dabanga that local authorities “do not move to address the situation”.

Blue Nile residents isolated

In Akodi area in El Tadamoon locality, Blue Nile, listeners told Radio Dabanga that the area has been isolated after heavy rains and torrents cut the road connecting El Damazin and Akodi. They demanded the authorities to speed up rehabilitating the road.


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