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Water supply issues, hiked food prices in Khartoum

July 12 - 2016 KHARTOUM
File photo: People fill their buckets with water from a tank during a water shortage in El Azhari district in Khartoum (RD)
File photo: People fill their buckets with water from a tank during a water shortage in El Azhari district in Khartoum (RD)

People in Khartoum who have missed out on drinking water supply for a long period went out to the streets to protest against the water shortage on Monday. They reported that flour and sugar have become more expensive.

Demonstrators in El Goz district in the southern part of the capital told Radio Dabanga that they have lived without an operative water supply to their houses “for months”. “The state government neglects our needs,” a resident said.

Other residents complained about the increase of prices for bread and sugar.

The head of the Bakeries' Union, Badreldin El Jalal, attributed this increase to the increased price of flour, that now amounts to SDG15 ($2.45) per sack.

Also restaurants and cafeterias in Khartoum have increased their prices following the higher prices of bread and sugar, residents reported to this station.


Related:

Basic commidity prices continue to rise in Sudan (10 March 2016)


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