National Assembly Speaker Arrives in Ad-Damazin
Khartoum – National Assembly Speaker, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, arrived in Ad-Damazine Sunday where he was briefed on the security situation in the Blue Nile State.
At meeting with Blue Nile State Governor, Major Gen. Al-Hadi Bushra, Al-Tahir expressed hope that the situation in the State would return to normalcy so that elections in the area are completed adding that lifting of state of emergency in the region depends on clearing the State of insurgency.
He said Malik Agar voluntarily left and rebelled against the State and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is responsible for realizing stability in the State.
He called on the rebels to resort to voice of reason and return to the fold of the motherland, assuring them of legal protection and treatment as first class citizens.
Gen. Busha stressed the need for delivery of urgent aid to the affected areas before the onset of the rainy season, and also indicated the funding shortfall the State is facing.
Al-Tahir, upon arrival in Ad-Damazine was received by the Blue Nile Governor, Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Bushra and senior State officials. He is scheduled to inspect site of work for heightening Al-Roseiris Dam, visit village (8) to meet with members of the local State Assembly and leaders. Al-Tahir will also visit the town of Gissan and Minza south of Roseiris to launch a number of facilities including a health clinic and distribution of medical insurance cards.
Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Defence and Security, Kamal Obied, praised the fact that the country did not allow the creation of IDP camps in the Blue Nile State, characterizing it as wisdom on the part of the political leadership.
He commended the manner in which the Blue Nile state Government handles events in the region.
By Staff Writer, 25/03/2012