Khartoum: Sudan Press
The Supreme Council of Beja Opticals and Independent Counselors implemented its announcement to close a number of national roads in the east of the country, after declaring the escalation in rejection of the eastern path in the Juba Agreement and implementing the decisions of the Sinkat Conference in Eastern Sudan.
The closure of the national road included three points in the Red Sea state, including the “Aqaba” station leading to the country’s ports in Port Sudan and Suakin on the Red Sea, and the Osif station on the continental road with Egypt.
The closure also included two areas in the state of Kassala and three areas in the state of Gedaref, starting from the boundary separating the states of Gedaref and al-Jazira in the south at the al-Khiari area to the “Zero” station of the Upper Atbara and State dam complex.
Sharif, son of Al-Nazir, confirmed to Sudan Tribune the implementation of a partial closure targeting the movement of cargo and goods between the ports and between the capital, Khartoum, and the rest of the country.
He pointed out that the closure excluded travel buses and the movement of police vehicles, ambulances and organizations, explaining that the closure would extend to other facilities if the government did not respond to their demands.
For his part, the head of the Eastern Sudan Assembly and a member of the Higher Coordination of Eastern Sudan Entities Mubarak Al-Nour informed the Sudan Tribune that the people of the East are united with all their components behind the demand to abolish the East track in the Juba Agreement signed on October 3, 2020.
He stressed that due to the government’s procrastination in issuing clear decisions on the path of the east, the entities in the east are currently demanding the dissolution of the government for its failure to deal with issues of marginalization in the region.
The authorities did not show any reaction to the closure of the national road linking the ports and the capital, Khartoum, amid expectations that trucks would accumulate along the road extending for about 800 km if the closure continued.