Sudan hosts the 15th meeting of the Steering Committee of Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) which kicked off today Tuesday at the Friendship Hall, khartoum. The minister of Electricity and Dams Osama AbdAlla will address the opening session of the regional gathering. The meeting which will be sponsored by the Ministry of Electricity and Dams will review work papers on the future of the EAPP and the related technical operations concerning extending electricity to all the member states as well as benefiting from the electric power in the region , development of capacity building of the technical cadres to promote power industry. The agenda of the meetings includes inspection visits to Merowe Dam and a number of electricity installations in Khartoum . The EAPP membership includes Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Libya, Uganda and Djibouti as an Observer.
Khartoum will host the 34th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union on the 27th of the month at the Friendship Hall. Delegations of more than 30 African countries have confirmed their participation at the 34th Conference of the African Parliamentary Union. The Executive Committee is due to hold its first meeting during November 27 - 28 to discuss procedural issues pertinent to the membership, the budget, the annual work program, in addition to meetings of the parliamentarian women The agenda of Conference of the African Parliamentary Union includes the report of the Executive Committee, the report of the Secretary General on the union activities, the report of the democratic institutions concerning economic and social development, the role of the parliamentary institutions in boosting the cooperation and solidarity between the African states toward realizing security and stability and progress for the African peoples.
The Leadership Office of the National Congress of Khartoum State, headed by the National Congress Chairman in the state, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Khidir, Monday approved formation of the new Khartoum State government. The new state's Cabinet included appointment of Siddiq Mohamed Ali Al-Sheikh as the Deputy governor of Khartoum State, Layla Omer Bashir as the Minister of Finance and Manpower, Azhari Khalfalla as the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Mashaer Al-Doleb as the Minister of Orientation and Social Development, Ahmed Osman as the Minister of Water and Infrastructures, Al-Rasheed Osman Faqiri as the Minister of Planning and Physical Development, Mamoun Humaida as the Minister of Health, Yousif Tibin as the Chairman of the Higher Council for Environment and Cleaning, Mohamed Awad Al-Baroudi as the Chairman of the Higher Council of Culture and Arts, Al-Saeed Osman Mahjoub as the Chairman of the Higher Council for Strategic Planning, Al-Tayeb Hassan Al-Badawi as the Chairman of the Higher Council for Youth and Sports. The new approximants included Omer Ahmed Ibrahim Nimir as the Commissioner of Khartoum Locality, Ahmed Imam Al-Tuhami as the Commissioner of Omdurman Locality, Al-Naji Mohamed Ali as the Commissioner of Karari Locality, Abdul-Latif Abdalla Fedaili as the Commissioner of Um Badda Locality, Dr. Ammar Hamid Suleiman as the Commissioner of Eastern of the Nile Locality, Engineer Tariq Al-Mubarak as the Commissioner of Khartoum North Locality, Bashir Abdul-Gadir Abu-Kasawi as Commissioner at the state's headquarters and Hassan Mohamed Hassan Al-Jaafari as a commissioner at the state's headquarters. Meanwhile, the governor of Khartoum State Abdul-Rahman Al-Khidir said that the methodology adopted in the appointments for the state's ministers and commissioners dealt with assigning at the least 40% of the positions for the youths, 25% of the positions for women as well as reducing the number of the ministries from 11 to eight ministries, cancelling the positions of the constitutional advisors, decreasing the number and expenses of the national experts.
The Judge Dr. Abdul-Rahman Mohamed Abdul-Rahman Sharfi, yesterday took oath as the Third Deputy Chief Justice before the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, the Chief Justice, Jalaluddin Mohamed Osman, and the State Minister at the Presidency of the Republic, Idris Mohamed Abdul-Gadir Meanwhile, Judge Dr. Sharfi said in a press statement following the oath-taking ceremony that he will spare no effort to work within the Judiciary to promote the Justice in the country He said that the guidelines and directives given the President of the Republic will be as an executive program to enhance the performance of the Judiciary and Justice, reiterating the adherence to the choice of the nation in defending the Constitution and Sharia
The National Assembly will hear in its sitting Tuesday a statement of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on the ministry's performance for the year 2011 and the ministry's plan for the year 2012 The National Assembly will also hear the response of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs to a query on combating and removing mines, which was presented by the MP Mohammed Tahir Osham, the deputy of Western Hamoshkirieb constituency The National Assembly will listen in its 8th sitting of the 4th session next Wednesday to a statement by the Minister of animal resources and Fisheries on the performance of his Ministry for the year 2011 and its plan for the year 2012. In the same regard , the National Assembly will listen to a report to be presented by the Culture, Information , Youth and Sport Committee on the draft law of the classification of literary and artistic works for the year 2011