21 April 2019

Sudan: TMC Forms Committee to Reconsider Rate of Customs Dollar

Khartoum — Chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has announced formation of a committee to reconsider the rate of the custom's dollar.

Interviewed by Sudan National TV Sunday, the TMC Chairman has affirmed the TMC keenness to secure decent living for the people and to provide security to help the transfer to a democratic life.

Responding to a question on funds of Sudan government abroad, he said that there is no clear-cut information on this issue, but the funds are being reviewed.

He pointed out that there are suspended loans and grants, indicating that these funds can be paid by international bodies and funding institutions, adding that a number of countries have pledged to extend fuel, wheat-flour and medicines support to Sudan.

On the situation of fuel in the country, the TMC Chairman said that the existing fuel is sufficient for not a short period, explaining that the TMC's economic committee is exerting efforts in this regard, and that Sudan is waiting for the support announced by some bodies.

He acknowledged the increased smuggling of fuel by the weak souls who took advantage of the current situation.

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