The Governor of Gedaref State has threatened to sue the federal government of Sudan because promised funds to run the state have not been provided.
Khartoum — Karm-Allah Abbas Al-Sheikh, Governor of Gedaref state threatened to sue the federal ministry of finance before the international justice over non-payment of financial appropriations. In such case, the governor can contest the ministerial delay before the constitutional court, in accordance with the Sudanese constitution however he alluded to the international justice to express his angry from the finance ministry.
The governor accused the federal ministry of restricting the payment of the money allotted to his state while it pays other states at time stressing officials in Khartoum are favoring some other states and feeding their financial accounts without any complexity or delay.
The governor who is the leader of the ruling National Congress Party at the state level was speaking Saturday at the celebration of the Martyr Day in Gedaref warned that he will resort to the Council of States, Upper house of the parliament, to complain over a 18 month delay of payment.
He slammed the current and former ministers of finance and denounced the lack of justice in the money distribution saying they do it according to their whims.
He said many projects have been implemented thanks to the self-efforts and generous donations by the state citizens....
[State governors are appointed by the federal government. -ed.]