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Sticking to Failure!

Mohammed Saad Kamel

Two years have passed since the start of the transitional period where people were aspiring to witness a considerable boom in the economy of Sudan to the extent that some Sudanese said that our economy will jump to become one of the strongest economies regionally and internationally.

But on the contrary, the country witnessed a total collapse in all aspects, and that is evidenced in the few last days after the start of the school year and the daily demands of the citizens who are suffering from inflation and the sky-rocketing of the commodities’ prices.

One of my friends told me that some parents decided to freeze the study of their sons, while others were forced to send only some of their kids to the school and retain the rest at home to make it possible to afford fees to those in school.

This morning I met with a friend in the obstetrics hospital who told me that he hoped that his wife aborted before giving birth because he is not able to afford the fees of the cesarean section beside his inability to afford the requirements of the newborn.

Regardless of the argument about what my friend said from social or religious points of view, or looking for other assumed solutions, the talk of the man is considered disastrous and expresses the dilemma which most of the Sudanese are living.

Whenever the executives in the government are asked about the causes of the collapse, their answer is always that they inherited a heavy burden from the ousted regime.

Whenever the international community is asked about what Sudan has gained from the revolution, the answer is that Sudan came out of its isolation and that the World Bank is satisfied with the performance of the Sudanese government, besides speaking about holding donors’ conference; but there is no effect on the ground as the living conditions are unbearable.

The hungry man doesn’t care about the rights of the same sex or the rights of animals or the satisfaction of the World Bank on the performance of some officials in the government who are enjoying their position; but he is concerned about how to feed, educate and medicate his kids.

It is high time for the international community to reconsider the consequences of the collapse of Sudan, and to work out an emergency plan to provide support in sustainable development.

The government is now losing the sympathy of the public, even in the social media outlets, and this is apparent in the disputes between the military and civilian components of the government.

The government is repeating the same faults of the ousted regime by its sticking to the governance seats and neglecting the demands of the people a matter that led to the revolution at that time.

Hunger doesn’t know democracy or the World Bank.

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