10 June, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is planning to reorganize its structures as part of wider austerity measures aiming to tackle the country’s economic crisis, an official revealed on Sunday.
A Sudanese woman stands in front of an electoral poster for Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (The Guardian Website)
The NCP-dominated government in Sudan has recently announced plans to terminate fuel subsidies despite objections by some of the party’s parliamentarians who fear that the move might spark street protests in light of the worsening economic conditions already befalling the country.
Last week sources told Sudan Tribune that the NCP had decided to reduce the size of the government’s executive branch by 30 percent in a bid to slash spending on what some critics describe as an inflated cabinet.
The reduction in government size is seen as an attempt to send a message reassuring the public that the NCP is also going to suffer the pinch.
The NCP’s deputy spokesperson, Yasir Youssef, told reporters that a meeting of the party’s political sector held in the capital Khartoum on Sunday had listened to political and executive plans to contain the outcome of the austerity plans when the lifting of fuel subsidies