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on 2012/2/25 13:05:53

Open in new windowPresident of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed that the demands of the citizens are enforceable rights on the government. He praised the role being played by the people of Al-Shabarga area, at Wad Meddani Locality of Gezira State, in the building of the homeland
This came during his address to a mass rally organized on the occasion of his visit to Al-Shabarga area accompanying by the Minister of Presidency's Affairs Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, the Minister of National Defence Lt. Gen Abdal-Rahim Mohamed Hussein and the Minister of Guidance and Endowments Dr. Khalil Abdullah besides a number of government officials and the governor of Gezira State Prof. Al-Zubair Bashir Taha
President Al-Bashir explained that the state's program for the State of Gezira enshrined giving concern to the Gezira Scheme, increasing its productivity and the optimum exploitation of its resources particularly that the scheme's area amounts to two million feddans along Al-Managil extension to make it contributes to the realization of self-sufficiency and provides food to Africa and the world

on 2012/2/25 13:00:00

Open in new windowThe Minister of Water Resources Prof. Saif-Eddin Hamad Abdullah has called for importance of cooperation among the countries of the Nile Basin and sponsor it to develop to a real integration between them takes care of their interests
The minister said, when he addressed the celebration marking the anniversary of establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative in Jinja City in Uganda, the decision to sign the legal cooperative framework is a sovereign decision for each country taken by the states after studying its own situation and no any state has the right to prevent these countries from taking their sovereign decisions
Prof. Hamad pointed out that the current difference between the Nile Basin's countries has affected the course of cooperation at the Nile Basin initiative. And to avoid further escalation of the dispute we should continue cooperation in spite of the resort and hurry of some countries to the signing of the institutional framework before reaching full consensus between the countries of the basin, the minister added
he suggested for the parties to agree upon how to continue cooperation through the Nile Basin Initiative or any other framework with the conservation of the positions of the Nile Basin's countries on the legal framework

on 2012/2/25 13:00:00

Open in new windowThe Minister of Foreign Trade Osman Omer Al-Sharif has affirmed concern of the government to remove the impediments facing taking-off of the trade internally, pointing out to the full cooperation of the Ministry of Finance in this respect.
In his speech to Radio Conference Program broadcasted yesterday by Radio Omdurman, the minister explained that his ministry has set a plan on openness of foreign markets for the products.Al-Sharif added that the Sudanese products have comparative advantages enable them to compete the international products, referring to the firm coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Export Promotion Board
The minister touched on the importance of the scientific research and the necessity to keep pace with requirements of the market, producers' training and reduction of fees imposed on the production inputs to boost the exportation process
He added that the ministry is keen to provide consumption goods for the citizens, revealing that it is now planning to benefit from the Standards and Metrology Corporation in addressing all commercial issues at the trade points on the borders with the neighboring countries

on 2012/2/25 12:10:00

Open in new windowThe government is studying a joint initiative by the United Nations, African Union and the Arab League for rendering humanitarian assistances in Sudan
The Minister of Social Welfare and Security Amira Al-fadil has refuted the allegations of the foreign organizations that they were prevented from entering South Kordofan State to deliver humanitarian aids, adding that her ministry gave permission to the staff of the organizations since twenty-second of last January to go there but their procedures had not been completed so far within the corridors of the United Nations Mission
The minister called on the United Nations organizations and specialized agencies and other foreign organizations to adopt the results of the survey prepared by the Humanitarian Aid Commission and to use it as a reference in the aid's provision
She underlined reservation of the government on establishment of camps and the existence of the foreign organizations without presence of the staff of the Humanitarian Aid Commission and the national organizations in the areas controlled by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).
Amira Al-Fadil called for importance of putting pressures on the SPLM in order to sign a ceasefire agreement.

on 2012/2/24 10:56:19

Open in new windowChairman of Darfur Regional Authority, Dr. Al-Tigani Al-Sessi, yesterday received in his office the Minister of Social Welfare and Security, Amira Al-Fadil, and reviewed the recent efforts done by the Commission for Humanitarian Aid in the planning of voluntary return issues, the role work done by the commission in cooperation with the regional and international communities, besides the projects implemented by the Arab League and through the Chinese donation and the Donors Conference
In a press statement after the meeting, Amira Al-Fadil said that the meeting discussed the issues of voluntary return and the joint role due to assumed by the federal and states' commissions, the Walis (governors) of the states and the Ministries of Social Welfare and Security
She said that the meeting also reviewed the role of the organizations in boosting the voluntary return projects and the importance of coordination with the Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Darfur Regional Authority in the states
She indicated that the meeting underscored the important role of the civil society organizations in implementing these projects on the ground as well as issues pertinent to the living conditions, micro-finance, productive projects and support to the returnees

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