Transport strike paralyses North Kordofan capital
The transport stations and the Grand Market of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, were overcrowded and traffic was chaotic as a result of a strike called out by a large part of the internal transport sector yesterday in protest against riding fuel prices.
Bus stations and the Grand Market of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, were overcrowded and traffic was chaotic as a result of a strike called out by a large part of the transportation sector yesterday in protest against the fuel price hikes. Towns in South Kordofan are witnessing a severe fuel crisis.
The strike sparked the residents of El Obeid to walk to their destinations since the early morning hours. The main stations of the Grand Market were overcrowded in the afternoon.
Owners and drivers of buses and mini-buses staged a strike in protest against the tariff hikes which they said is no longer keeping pace with the prices in the country after the 2018 budget was enforced.
People in South Kordofan are suffering from a severe fuel crisis since Monday.
A merchant told Radio Dabanga from Abbasiya that petrol and diesel have been depleted. He explained that the price of a tin of petrol has risen from SDG 100 to 180 and a tin of diesel from SDG 40 to SDG 80 on the black market which resulted, in turn, in the rise of the prices of sorghum flour.
Lorry owners in Abu Jubeiha confirmed the lack of petrol and diesel at the petrol stations from Monday to Thursday. They pointed out that the price of a jerry can of diesoline on the black market has risen from SDG 75 to SDG 110, this along with the rise of price of bus ticket from Abu Jubeiha -Khartoum from SDG 400 to SDG 700.
Yesterday however the fuel crisis in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan, was resolved following the arrival of a number of tankers.