Sudanese Finance Minister Jibril Ibrahim found himself in an awkward position after the blackout when he spoke of the need to “capture the unlimited opportunities and potential” offered by Sudan in a speech at an Arab economic gathering in Khartoum.
Ibrahim was surprised by a power outage during his speech to the Council of Arab Economic Unity on Monday in Khartoum, so in the middle of the darkness he turned to his aides saying: “Do we have no electricity generator? What is this scandal?… How do we tell people to invest with us?” In what appeared to be a critique of responsible authorities, he said: “People are scandalous people.” The Sudan Tribune website reports that after the restoration of power supply, which was interrupted for several minutes, Ibrahim decided to get out of the awkward situation by suggesting that the council install electricity in his areas of investment in the country, which was met with applause. from those present. The Minister of Finance asked the Council to support Sudan’s initiative to achieve food security and invest in the agriculture, wealth, industry and infrastructure sectors linked to food supply chains.