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Governor threatens to sue Sudan over delay of appropriations

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January 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Karm-Allah Abbas Al-Sheikh, Governor of Gedaref state threatened to sue the federal ministry of finance before the international justice over non-payment of financial appropriations.

In such case, the governor can contest the ministerial delay before the constitutional court, in accordance with the Sudanese constitution however he alluded to the international justice to express his angry from the finance ministry.

The governor accused the federal ministry of restricting the payment of the money allotted to his state while it pays other states at time stressing officials in Khartoum are favoring some other states and feeding their financial accounts without any complexity or delay.

The governor who is the leader of the ruling National Congress Party at the state level was speaking Saturday at the celebration of the Martyr Day in Gedaref warned that he will resort to the Council of States, Upper house of the parliament, to complain over a 18 month delay of payment.

"I will not go (to Khartoum) for begging anyone but however I will work to restore the rights of the state, and if necessary I will go to the International Tribunal," he further said.

Al-Sheikh said he briefed President Omer al-Bashir and his two deputies about the practices of the Federal Ministry of Finance and reluctance to feed the state’s money.

He slammed the current and former ministers of finance and denounced the lack of justice in the money distribution saying they do it according to their whims.

He said many projects have been implemented thanks to the self-efforts and generous donations by the state citizens.

Gedaref governor is not the first Sudanese official to complain from the very bureaucratic and tyrannical practices implemented by the ministry of finance which is still works with the mentality and principles of a centralized state while the country has adopted a federal system since long years ago.

(ST)

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  • 22 January 2012 15:41, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    You batter cry harder because the oil that your father in Khartoum steal it money has been shut down.

    death to thievies.
    Were will you get money from? ahaha ahaha ahaha, it is not yet start.

    repondre message

  • 22 January 2012 17:50, by bernard9

    These accusations are serious, it is essential to clarify this situation.
    Devis assurance

    repondre message

  • 23 January 2012 07:24, by BM Bol

    We knew something very ugly is glooming in Khartoum. They are in denial but reality is beginning to surface. Please stay tuned for similar stories that are yet to be told.

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    • 23 January 2012 21:44, by Wen De David Kuol

      The Governor must resign and join the SRF team in Khordufan to overthrow the regime and bring justice and democracy, developed relation with Republic of South Sudan as sister Nation side by side. Politically we are diference but socially and culturally we share values. Now South SUdan decide to shutdown her Oil. What will Khartuom gain than hatred and incited violence. shame on NCP. Governor Leave

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