Blue Nile Deputy Governor: State Free of IDP, Refugee Camps
Khartoum - Deputy governor of Blue Nile state Adam Abaker Ismail confirmed that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) are in full control of the areas on the border with South Sudan, adding that SAF have almost completely incapacitated the rebels in Kayli and Daim Mansour.
In a statement to (Sudan Vision) yesterday, Ismail said that the stable security conditions helped implement the agricultural season with a great deal of success. He added that the rain rates have enabled the state to grow more than 2.2 Million acres; an area that in excess of the planned plots.
In his comments regarding the meetings of high tripartite committee in Ethiopia which focus on humanitarian conditions in Blue Nile state and South Kordofan state, Ismail explained that his state does not have camps for refugees; but he added that there are two camps inside South Sudanese borders though, and SPLM militias try to force citizens to move to these camps but they –the citizens- refused, and 12 thousand of them fled the detention camps they were kept in as human shields and hostages by SPLA; they were received by the Sudanese government and offered services and human relief, and even more promising; they took part in the agricultural season by growing vast lands that will help them in the future.
Concerning the Popular Consultations, the deputy governor said that 75% of the process is complete; and what remains is polling the opinions of the elite, educated, union affiliates, and political parties' affiliates. As soon as the process is over, a report will be written and submitted to the legislature. The committee concerned with handling the procedural steps of the process requested an extension of six months to be able to conclude the remaining steps after the rainy season.
By Mohammed Omer Alhaj, 29/07/2012