Security Situation Stable, Returnees Resume Mining, Agricultural Activities: Commissioner
Khartoum: Abdallah Alzin Hirzallah, Commissioner of Kurmuk in Blue Nile State, confirmed the stability of the security and humanitarian situations in Kurmuk and the areas bordering Ethiopia and that all humanitarian needs including food and medicine have been secured for the farming and harvesting season which ends in October.
Alzin uncovered that 50,000 sorghum sacks were transported from Ad-Damazin to Kurmuk, donated by the federal Humanitarian Aid Commission and the federal government.
Alzin also revealed –in a phone call to (Sudan Vision) that a conference for social communication will be held bringing together tribes from both sides of the Sudanese Ethiopian borders in Asusa and Beni Shingool, the conference aims at rebuilding relations and conducting reconciliation efforts between the tribes on both sides of the borders between the two countries. The conference is going to be held in Kurmuk and will go on for two days starting on May 20th.
The commissioner also disclosed that mining activities are resumed in Kaili, Dandro, Kurmuk, and Shali due to the stability in the security conditions, a fact that led the inhabitants of the area to conduct their mining activities, adding that the recently inaugurated branch of the Central Bank of Sudan –which was inaugurated by Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir speaker of the Parliament- will buy all the amount6s of gold dug up by citizens in the area and will pay very satisfactory and encouraging prices. Alzin indicated that all agricultural projects have been secured and preventive measures were taken to make the season a success, adding that financial institutions, Zakat Council, and banks have provided seeds and tractors freely to the farmers in Kurmuk and Bao localities.
By Mohammed Omer El-Haj, 16/05/2012