West Kordofan sit-in continues, power outage in North Darfur
The demonstrators in Lagawa town continue their strike for the improvement of vital basic services in the area. El Fasher city suffers from an electricity and water outage for nearly a week.
The demonstrators in Lagawa town, West Kordofan, remain determined to continue their strike for the improvement of vital basic services in the area. Their sit-in entered its 55th day today. Shopkeepers and residents in North Darfur's capital city have been suffering from an electricity and water outage for nearly a week.
A demonstrator told Radio Dabanga from inside the sit-in tent in Lagawa that their issue has been raised to the ruling centre. “The state of West Kordofan has failed to solve the problem.” The problem to which he refers includes the lack of water, electricity, and health services in the area. The people participating in the sit-in demonstrate until their demands of development and the provision of basic services, are achieved. “The demonstrators are committed to a peaceful dialogue to achieve their demands,” the participant stressed.
El Gezira sit-in
Hundreds of residents in Sudan's El Gezira state staged a sit-in at El Madina Arab, in protest against the alocation of ownership of lands. Speaking to the radio, a resident estimated that “570 pieces of residential land” are allotted to an investor. The people decided to enter in a strike until the ownership is returned. The resident claimed that the land was specified for the construction of a university college, and a hostel and housing for physicians, teachers, and medical staff.
Power outage in El Fasher
Meanwhile, the citizens of El Fasher city, the capital of North Darfur, have complained about a power and water outage for six consecutive days. The city is living in “total darkness”, which has disrupted businesses of especially shopkeepers and workshop owners, a listener reported. The Governor of North Darfur, Osman Kibir, acknowledged that there is a lack of electricity in the state. He pointed out that the problem will be solved within the coming three months.