Western Kassala residents protest land sales to ‘unworthy’ outsiders

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Residents of western Kassala carried out a vigil in front of the Kassala Lands Office in Kassala town on Sunday morning, to protest the sale of investment plots in the excavation market to those they described as ‘unworthy’.

Participants in the vigil carried banners calling for the dismissal of the acting governor of Sudan’s Kassala, and reversing his decision regarding [the sale of] plot No. 686 in the excavation market ‘to individuals from outside the region’.

They explained that the authorities previously removed all shops from the aforementioned area as a frontage to the national road. They emphasised that the owners of the removed shops have priority in the distribution of the land, and threatened “to take their rights by force if necessary”.