Seven minister resign ahead of planned reshuffle

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Seven ministers in Sudan have resigned ahead of a ministerial reshuffle to be announced soon, Sudan Tribune has reported. The Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok accepted the resignation. In a cabinet meeting on Thursday, Hamdok spoke about the need to review the performance of the government. He was responding to the demand of the millions of Sudanese people who took to the street on June 30, 2020.

According to a statement issued by cabinet, the Prime Minister told the meeting to “correct the course of the Revolution and adjusting the government’s team to suit the new stage.”

Hamdok had demanded for individual assessment of every ministry before the resignation of the executives. Among those who quit their jobs are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

Hamdok formed his technocrat cabinet in September 2019 after becoming the prime minister of the Sudan following the ouster of Omar Al-Bashir who is currently in prison. Al-Bashir’s 30-year-rule ended in April 2019 amidst nation-wide protests.