Sudan's President Jaafar El-Nimeiry pledged to build e modern Sudan as his new cabinet was officially sworn in on saturday (16 October).
Sudan's President Jaafar El-Nimeiry pledged to build e modern Sudan as his new cabinet was officially sworn in on saturday (16 October). President Nimeiry, elected Sudan's first Republican President earlier in the week, asked his cabinet to help him build a new Sudan on the basis of science and technology. He went on to warn his new ministers against unnecessary travel abroad and pointed out that their personal behaviour was extremely important because "leaders have no personal lives". Among the new members of the cabinet is Mrs. Nafissa Elamin, Deputy Minister for Sports and Social Affairs. She said that the door was now open for women to participate effectively in Sudan's affairs.
SYNOPSIS: Members of Sudanese President Jaafar El-Nimeiry's cabinet met at the people's Palace in Khartoum on saturday to take their oaths of office. The new government officials were chosen on the basis of their ability and loyalty to the country.
Among the officials present was Mrs. Nafissa Elamin, the first woman appointed to the Sudanese government. President Nimeiry asked his new cabinet to help build a new and modern Sudan on the basis of science and technology. Mr. Nimeiry, elected the first Republican President of Sudan last Tuesday, called n his new ministers to curb unnecessary travel and told them "performance" would be their best publicity.
The new appointments were a result of a major government reshuffle last week when one minister and three ministers of state were dropped from the President's cabinet. The President told the new ministers to review and revise existing laws and stated that he felt the agricultural Ministry should work to eliminate the bitter fact that Sudan is importing great quantities of its foodstuffs.