(Ecofin Agency) - The 3-year transitional government in Sudan, after former President Al-Bashir was ousted, is finally set up. The economist Abdalla Hamdok (pictured) was sworn in yesterday August 21 as the new Prime Minister.
The appointment of this former AfBD and UN’s senior manager occurs in a tense economic situation characterized by an increase in inflation to 45%. In the next three years, the new PM will have to deal with the scarcity of currency and staples; the problem which led to the ousting of Bashir.
Sudan is relying on partners’ support to get out of the situation. A few months ago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced intentions to give the country $3 billion. “With the right vision and appropriate policies, we’ll recover from this economic crisis,” the PM said.
Let’s note that Mr. Hamdok is the last person to join the transitional government, which gathers both civilians and the military. Sudan is currently led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou