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Hamdok appoint committee to settle Sudan’s Gezira scheme problems

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December 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Thursday formed a high emergency committee to ensure the success of the winter season in the Gezira scheme and Managil extension in central Sudan.

A Sudanese farmer stands in a field of sorghum in Gezira state (Photo: AFP/File, Jose Cendon)

The decision comes 24 hours after a demand by the FFC to sack the agriculture minister who was accused of by the farmers of causing the failure of the agricultural season for wheat.

The channels were not opened to allow the flow of water into the tenants of the Gezira Scheme, said a leading figure of the Sudanese Communist Party on Wednesday.

However, the prime minister declined to sack his minister and appointed a committee headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to consider the irrigation constraints and to remove it, according to a statement released on Thursday.

Also, the ad hoc panel has to ensure the flow of cash from the Agricultural Bank to finance the farmers and payment of production inputs.

The scheme, which was a major source of hard currency earnings of the country, has seen its production drastically decreasing during the former regime of Omer al-Bashir due to the deterioration of the irrigation and drainage infrastructures.

Also, the irrigation project faces other problems linked to the delayed funding by the Agricultural Bank to the small farmers who do not own their lands.

(ST)

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  • 14 December 2019 04:16, by Pakuai

    Mr. Hamdock should concentrate on other issues like moving his cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan back to Saudi Arabia, Yemen and their Islamic recruits from West Africa, in Darfur back West Africa. Islam is not a religion, never had and will will never ever will. The owners of Gezira and Managil extension have already taken back their country>>>

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    • 14 December 2019 04:23, by Pakuai

      The British even used to import their ’Northern Nigerian platai (Fulanis) criminals into central Sudan to come and work on the Gezira. The Dinkas/Muonyjiengs, Shilluks (Chollos), and the Nuers, some Nuba Mountain people, Funjs, Mabans and Burun flatly refused work for the British. But west African losers promptly came to our country>>>

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      • 14 December 2019 04:29, by Pakuai

        and thought it was their way out of their bullshits. These Palai (Fulunis) were the ones who used by our cloned so-called arabs all along against our country and our people. They were even given arms their arab masters to play game with us. But this time around, it is a pay back time. Our own Kiirtoum (where the two rivers, so-called White Nile and Blue Nile meet. Was even renamed by the Ottomans>

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        • 14 December 2019 04:35, by Pakuai

          as their elephant tusks, El Khartoum (Mahamus), really? Be very careful mister.>>>

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    • 15 December 2019 09:56, by Fathi

      LMAO did you call it Kiirtoum? I’m dead. That’s funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

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    • 15 December 2019 10:06, by Fathi

      North Sudanese back Saudi Arabia and Yemen? Get out of here with this foolishness. The only time we were ever in Saudi was for Mecca. The only Africans from Yemen are in Somalia. If you think we migrated into Sudan, tell me what year. Borth North & South Sudanese lived here since the ancient days.
      http://biblicalanthropology.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-land-of-wawat.html

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