Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Dissolves Entire Cabinet in Bid to Fix Country’s Economy

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has dissolved the government in a bid to fix the country’s troubled economy.

A presidential statement late on Sunday said that the move included a cut in the number of ministries to 21 from 31.

“President Omar al-Bashir has informed that he will sack the government at all levels, the prime minister, federal ministers and ministers of state in order to fix the situation facing the country,” the statement said.

“He will form a new government that can once again bring hope to the Sudanese people.”

The measure was necessary to solve “the state of distress and frustration faced by the country during the last period”, the statement added.

Economic downturn
Al-Bashir’s decision to fire the entire cabinet comes as Sudan faces a growing economic crisis, with inflation surging to more than 65 percent.

The cost of food items and other products has more than doubled over the past year, while the foreign currency market has seen the Sudanese pound plunge against the US dollar.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera