KHARTOUM — Government agencies in bankrupt Sudan have been ordered to slash their use of petrol and civil servants to donate two days of their salaries to support the army in the fight against South Sudan.
Following weeks of border clashes, Finance Minister Ali Mahmud al-Rasul has instructed state institutions and companies to set aside a chunk of their budget to the war effort, the official news agency SUNA reported late Wednesday.
State employees must contribute two days’ salary, it added. The funds would be transferred to “the account of the Campaign for Repulsion of Aggression.”
“The minister of finance also decided on decreasing the weekly fuel quota for government vehicles by 50 percent,” SUNA reported.
The oil-processing facility and export pipeline in Sudan‘s main oil region of Heglig were burned and damaged during a 10-day occupation by South Sudanese troops. Both sides have blamed the other for the damage.
A manager at the facility said there has been no production since the start of the South’s occupation on April 10 and it was unclear when the facility would reopen.
The occupation followed earlier clashes between the two nations late last month and
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