Sudan: New cabinet sworn in

Sudan’s new cabinet including 18 ministers was sworn in before the head of the sovereign Council General Abdul Fatah Alburhan and Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on Sunday.

The new cabinet which is set to rule the country for three years of transitional period held its first meeting.

Addressing the reporters after the sworn-in ceremony, the minister of information and the cabinet spokesman, Faisal Mohamed Salih, stressed that they will commit to the Revolution slogans of the Freedom, Peace and Justice.

He added that they will implement the programs of the ruling Freedom and Change coalition of political parties.

Talking at the same presser, the new minister of finance, Ibrahim Al-badawi, announced a 200-days economic ambulance plan to save the collapsing economy.

“The restructure of the general budget, ambulance measures to stop the hiking of the prices, fighting the cash crisis, decreasing the inflation rate and the availability of the hard currency will top the agenda of our cabinet,” he pledged.

Last Thursday, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok announced his cabinet including 18 ministers, but two ministers including the livestock and the infrastructure weren’t declared due to more consultations between the sovereign Council and the prime minister.