The State Minister at the Presidency of the Republic, Dr. Amin Hassan Omer, said that republican decrees would be issued in the coming days concerning appointments at legislative and executive authorities in Darfur states
He pointed to the moral commitment of the President of the Republic to re-appoint the elected governors in these states.
At a press conference at SMC yesterday, Dr. Omer said the re-division of Darfur region into five states came in accordance with demographic, economic, cultural and social criteria, indicating that the tasks of the Legislative authorities in these states include formulation of state constitutions that cope with the National Constitution, besides carrying out the legislative work in these states
He said that the call for increasing the number of Darfur states was existing since a long time and continued till convocation of Kenana Conference when the citizens of Darfur demanded establishment of two new states in Bahral-Arab and Jabal Marrah
Dr. Omer referred to a decision issued earlier by the President of the Republic on formation of a committee to study the administrative and economic bases on re-division of Darfur states
He said that there were no legal commitments to appoint signatories of the former Abuja peace agreement in government after the expiry of its period, adding that this issue is subject to political understandings with framework of the broad based government
He said that the Justice and Equality Movement would be welcomed to participate if it came to the negotiations under the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur
Meanwhile, the State Minister at the Decentralized Government Bureau, Ali Majok Al-Moemin, said the division of Darfur region into five states took place after a series of studies and consultations, adding that the re-division was necessitated by objective reasons, including the demand of the people of Darfur, the need to enhance the economic conditions of the citizens and need to expand the scope of participation, to enhance the security situation, besides the existing diversity