Agar calls upon the international community to review humanitarian agreement
Malik Agar, head of SPLM-N, expressed his concern on the special agreement on providing humanitarian aid to those affected in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states. Radio Dabanga interviewed Field-Marshall Agar on Saturday, in which he described the agreement between SPLM-N and the government of Sudan (GOS) as unreliable.
He disclosed that the agreement stipulates the start of relief operations from Kadugli and Damazin, both areas under government control. Agar added that it gives GOS a veto, which will influence the implementation of the agreement in a negative way.
On another note, he called upon the citizens of Blue Nile, in particular those affected by the raising of El-Rusairis dam, to reject the special agreement on compensation imposed by GOS. He added that the compensations granted by the regime in Khartoum amounts to 500 Sudanese pounds (SDG), which he described as unfair and not in accordance with the agreement.
Agar explained that Khartoum's strategy is a way to deceive the people of Blue Nile and to force them to surrender against their will. He said that El-Rusairis dam is no longer of any direct benefit to the citizens of Blue Nile, even though they made a great sacrifice for the benefit of Sudan.
The reservoir caused floods in many areas and damaged lands and properties in the area, including archaeological sites such as Fazughli. Agar said that the electricity generated by the dam reached Khartoum within one year of establishment of the project, while electricity only reached the citizens near the dam after 43 years.