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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Editorial: Mismanagement

In other countries there are accurate digital statistics for anything to include even the number of eggs to be sold every day by the consumers

The statistics bureaus in those countries provide the decision makers with all the required data, updated and accurate information.
Sudan data contributes in making the correct decisions and drawing the accurate policies after evaluating the performance and avoiding the crises.
 In Sudan, the recent bread shortages across all parts of the country are reminder of nothing but that we are still lagging behind.
This means that our efforts to speedy development will remain a far dream or at least sound like verbally realizable not practically.
It is hard to find an answer to the recurring question as to why our beloved country always seems to be going backward.
The question breeds other questions such as why the successive governments appear to be unable to stabilize basic services, which the citizens need every day.
We believe that with more efforts, monitoring and follow-up the government will discover that there is nothing up to this moment an estimated figure on how many sacks of flour Greater Khartoum consumes daily for instance.
Nobody knows exactly the quantity of meats or milk or the number of vehicles running in the streets in Khartoum State.
Frankly speaking the government cannot achieve any success in administering the economic issue and avoid the crises unless it adapts an accurate database from the concerned authorities.
The government will continue facing crisis after crisis, so after resolving the bread crisis it might find itself facing the medicine crisis, and before its end the fuel crisis might emerge again.
We tirelessly urge the government to review the effectiveness of its monitoring institutions to get the correct figures to avoid the transformation of any problem into a crisis.
It is high time for the government to strengthen its transparency system in order to regain the confidence of the citizens through radical reforms and changing the existing approaches.