The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has commended the establishment of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, as a significant milestone for the country and Sudanese citizens.
General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, Head of Sudan’s now-defunct military council, was sworn in as Head of the Transitional Sovereign Council.
With hopes that the peaceful transition to a civilian-led democracy will yield significant developments, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in a statement noted that democratic civilian rule is the only way to ensure sustainable good governance shared by, and for all the people of Sudan.
It enjoined the citizens to embrace the pursuit of an inclusive dialogue between all parties, and effective support from the international community for a successful transition.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation also congratulated Abdalla Hamdok on his appointment as the first civilian Prime Minister of Sudan, supporting his vow to prioritize economic prosperity, and build a lasting peace across the country.
The Foundation further recognised Hamdok’s unwavering commitment to upholding standards for leadership, and sound governance in Africa throughout his career.
Hamdok’s efforts as Chair of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Advisory Council, was also commended by the Foundation.
“Sudan is at a critical turning point in its history. What has been achieved is amazing and showcases the ability of a committed civil society, led by women and youth, supported by continental and regional institutions, to achieve a peaceful and democratic transition,” Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation said.
“We must now all commit to the sustainability of this success, key for the whole continent.I am also happy to see two women as members of the Sovereign Council, including one representative of the Coptic Christian minority.”
“I hope that more young people and women will take an active part in this new government,” he added.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation also wished Abdalla Hamdok all the best, as he stepped up to his new position as the first civilian Prime Minister of Sudan.