Commerce Minister: No intention to cancel the ration card, but its budget is insufficient

January 12, 2016 20:59

The Minister of Trade and agency Mohamed Xiaa Sudanese that financial allocations allocated to cover the expenses of the ration card in the budget of 2016 does not fill the needs. "

Sudan said in a ministry statement that "required to cover the ration card expenses allocations are six trillion dinars, while what have been allocated in the budget of 2016 is 2.5 trillion dinars," adding that "the delay in the processing of some of the material dates back to the previous contracts that were with non-corporate mechanism solid. "

"The government is working on the reform of the ration card system through several options, pointing out that the ministry has worked to find a flexible mechanism in contracts and uncover cases of corruption and manipulation, as well as the follow-up mechanism of poor storage and transportation of food supplies to dealers."

He added that the Sudanese "the general budget of the country does not have sufficient capacity to cover the expenses of the ration card and expanding vocabulary, stressing the lack of intention by the government to cancel the ration card, whatever the difficult financial circumstances in the country."

He noted that "the ministry has worked to address the lag in some of the vocabulary of the ration Kmadta sugar and oil, as the sugar will be secured from the private sector after the agreement with local investors to secure the material required in addition to securing the oil substance, especially after the recent agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Minerals to run factories National production of material. "

He noted the Minister of Trade and agency that "the ministry held a government protocols to secure the required materials from some countries such as Egypt and Iran as it will go to hiring companies sober to ensure that the lag in the arrival of food supplies to the citizen."

"The Ministry of Commerce has a stock of emergency up to 500 million dinars in respect of ration cards and enough for three months, calling on businessmen in the private sector to set up plants for sugar and oil to secure ration card requirements as part of the government's orientation to support the national product, which contributes to the achievement of self-sufficiency and it provides his work on the stage. "