(Ecofin Agency) - The Sudanese government is considering cash transfers to poor people to subsidize access to food, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (pictured) announced this week.
According to the official, this measure could enable the poorest citizens to meet their needs for basic necessities such as food, fuel, and medical services. It will also enable people to meet their educational needs.
“The issue of subsidies is one of the most important and biggest challenges,” Hamdok said. This announcement comes in a tense economic context marked by a shortage of foreign exchange and rising inflation. Last April, long demonstrations following the shortage of bread, fuel, and medicines, and the sharp rise in prices had led to the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir.
Let’s note that the Soudanese government, which is trying to mobilize more than $8 billion from international donors to revive its economy, announced last September that it would implement an emergency program to revive the economy in 200 days.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou