Home | News    Friday 25 October 2019

Sudanese professionals slam participation of Sovereign Council members in RSF campaign

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Members of Sudan's Sovereign Council swear-in before al-Burhan and and chief justice on 21 October 2019 (AFP Photo)
October 24, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) severely criticized the participation of the members of the civilian component of the Sovereign Council in a campaign to control of vector-borne diseases organized by Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The RSF launched a campaign to eradicate the vectors (insects) that transmit pathogens of cholera, Dengue fever and Chikungunya, as it is seen as the best way to protect the population and to contain these epidemic diseases after the recent floods in the country.

Several representatives of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) at the collegial presidency including Aisha Musa, Raja Nicola, Hassan Qadi and Mohamed al-Faki participated in the vector control campaign organized by the RSF in Sennar, Blue Niles, Red Sea and Kassala.

Reacting to their participation in this campaign, the SPA issued a statement on Thursday saying that dealing with health disasters "falls within the direct competence of the Federal Ministry of Health and the relevant state ministries. It further stressed that "all the state resources to respond to these disasters must be placed primarily at the disposal of the Ministry of Health."

The Sudanese professionals who spearheaded the revolution pointed out that all the initiatives which appeared as public relation exercise should be under the supervision and coordination of the federal and state health ministries.

"The campaign appeared to be the scene of direct interaction of the rapid support forces with the health situation in the concerned states, in the absence of health departments at the federal or state level," said the statement.

The RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Daglo who is also a member of the Sovereign Council is perceived as seeking to improve the image of his militiamen who are accused of war crimes during the counterinsurgency campaigns and human rights violations during the bloody repression of pro-democracy protesters.

"The Sovereign Council and its civilian members, representatives of the Forces for Freedom and Change, in particular, are expected to promote the principle and culture of separation of powers, not the blessing of abuses and policy of filling the vacuum," said the statement.

"Needless to say, the whole issue of health is not the prerogative of the Sovereign Council," stressed the statement.

It is noteworthy that the political document signed between the junta and the FFC provides to establish a partnership between the two parties during the 3-year transitional period where the civilian-led government will have the upper hand and the Sovereign Council will play a limited and honorary role.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


False escape of Peter Biar Ajak from South Sudan to America 2020-08-07 15:58:45 By Steve Paterno In a dramatic fashion, Peter Biar Ajak, a South Sudanese political dissident, wrote an opinion article in World Street Journal (WSJ), published on July 23, 2020, the same day he (...)

How we can construct a shared vision for South Sudan’s future? 2020-08-01 09:21:58 David Nyuol Vincent To craft a shared vision for the future of South Sudan is difficult but not impossible. To surpass the perilous situation in which we are in now, we need to learn to (...)

Establish capable security force in Darfur 2020-08-01 07:43:40 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The Darfur region is destined to continue bleeding. Those who believe in that openly say whether Omer Al-Bashir is still in the rule of Sudan or deposed, the region of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.