Sudan’s ruling party announces new government


Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday announced the formation of a new government of 21 federal ministries.

According to Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, deputy chairman of NCP, Abdalla Hamadouk was appointed as minister of finance, and Hasaba Al-Nabi Mussa as minister of agriculture, while Azhari Abdul-Ghadir was named as minister of oil, gas and minerals.

Mashair Al-Dawalab took the post of minister of general education, and Ahmed Bilal Osman will head the interior ministry, he added.

Minister of Presidency Fadl Abdalla Fadl, Minister of Federal Government Bureau Hamid Mumtaz, Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Aouf, and Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed remained in their posts, the NCP deputy chairman told reporters.

On September 9, the NCP Leadership Office approved a decision by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to dissolve the national unity government to tackle the country’s growing economic crisis.

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