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Wednesday, 12 December 2018
 

Talk of the Hour: New Government .. Practical Steps, Not Promises

For the purpose of producing a lean and functioning government to deal adequately with the livelihood of the Sudanese citizens, president Al Bashir had recently issued a decree to reshuffle the government at all levels, federally, state and locally.
The prominent officials that are nominated to be on top of the new government include  1st Lt. . Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih as the First Vice President; Mohamed Yousif Kibir as Vice President. and Mutaz Musa as Prime Minister.
Actually, adoption of the measure to reshuffle the government is not without logic which is adequately explained by president Al Bashir;  ‘reduction of expenditures and guarantee of rational exploitation of resources through the downsizing of ministerial posts from 31 to 21, clarifying that the same thing applies to lower levels; the states and the localities’.
FVP Bakri Hassan Salih, commented on the Republican Decree by saying that the whole matter was to be attributed to pressing conditions, especially economically.
Ahmed Bilal Osman, former Information Minister, stated that the new measures would put an end to corruption, calling for exertion of collective efforts to build a greater nation for greater people.
Prof. Hassan Al Sa’uri, political science lecturer, confessed that there was an economic problem which needed to be dealt with seriously if the constitutional overstaffing was to be promptly got rid of.
The national dialogue’s governance issues committee chairperson, Prof. Barakat Musa Al Hawati, disclosed that although the ministerial reshuffle came late, but to come late was far better than not to come at all.
Omar Jamaa, an expert in the field of federal rule, stressed that it is imperative that the new measures are to reflect positively and physically on the lives of people.
Mubarak Al Mahdi, Head of the Umma Party (reform Now), said that reshuffling of the government at federal and state levels  was not without implications; the shifting from the stage of political placations to another one that is much devoted to national issues, such as the support of economic development and peace.
Columnist, Diya Al Din Bilal, is of the opinion that the new government functioned as a declaration of the expiry of the session of the politicians who used to take without giving and whose words were in discrepancy with deeds and actions.
Economical journalist, Sanhuri ‘Isa, enumerated many demands that the new government should satisfy; improvement of people’ livelihood, solution of the liquidity problem, return of trust to the banking system, attraction of foreign investment and spread of peace and stability nationwide.
Economist, Babikir Ali Al Toum, desired that the new government should be a technocrat one, suggesting that there should not be politicians among its economic team, calling that the government should give all the due heed to the productive sectors and their two parts; agricultural and animal.
The former state minister at the ministry of finance, Dr. Izal Din Ibrahim, proposed a package of procedures to salvage the country from the sorry impasse it is in presently; ‘increase of gold and oil production for the aims of exports; exportation of skilled labor abroad; and attraction of the remittances of the Sudanese working abroad through the official banking channels.’
Former minister, Salah Al Din Karrar, praised the newly appointed Prime Minister, Mutaz Musa, as one of the most successful youth cadre, seeing that and in order to succeed in his mission he needed to employ much qualified young ministers to help in the implementation of the set programs, especially the ones that related to the economy. 
Dr. Hajjir Suleiman, writer, talked positively of Mu’taz Musa, describing him as a very patriotic person who put public interests of the country on top of the agendas, calling on all to allow him to implement his program freely without the least interference, advising that him that to  avoid dealing with the failures and the envious who hated to see the others as being successful.
Mohamed Bakheet, engineer, showed unprecedented trust in the capabilities of Mu’taz to lead adequately the new government, noting that in addition to huge contribution in the building of the Ethiopian renaissance dam, he had also done the same thing when it comes to Marawi and Siteit ones.  ‘Such a pattern has brought him all the admiration, not only from the Ethiopians and the Egyptians, but the Americans as well’.
He went further as saying that Mutaz enjoyed all the good qualities, such as seriousness and the solution innovatively of  problems, concluding by saying that they all should stand by his side to boost competently his corrective program forward.
In line, Hassan Farah Al Dour, a secondary school teacher, indicated that the presidential decree to restructure the government hierarchically, paved the playground for Mutaz to hopefully succeed in his mission.
Nafeesa Abdul Rahim, a university student, saw that the new government has possessed clear-cut agendas which were basically supposed to focus on ‘gofat al malah’ or the improvement and upgrading of the livelihood of the citizen for the better.
Zakaria Osman, a government employee, indicated that the program of the new government had mainly been emanated from and complied with the recommendations of the national dialogue. 
Um Al Hassan Al Siddig, a housewife, explained that now the environment was so conducive for Mutaz to make a  large breakthrough to deal  with all the country’s crises, especially economically. ‘Sudan now enjoys peace and stability in all its terrifies, especially in Darfur and the two areas –a situation that is to help the country advancing developmentally, especially economically’.
Osman Al Mubarak, lawyer, said that the big challenge to the government of Mutaz resided in procurement of production and productivity, going further as saying that in order to overcome such a matter, he needed to get vehemently supported by all of us, revealing that all they could say in this regard to Mu’taz is this;’ carry on, you  are not alone in this concern. We do promise to stand by your side giving generously all due assistance to accomplish your mission successfully’.
Khajeeja Adam, a medical doctor, said that the recently declared ministerial reshuffling was a big decision which was expected to mobilize all the segments of the population to get involved to press vigorously forward till objectives would be attained.