On February 14, 2019, the Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Moataz Mousa Abdullah heard a report on the efforts of the Ministry of Oil, Gas and Minerals on the organization and development of traditional mining. The report pointed out that the traditional mining of gold spreads in Sudan in 14 states. (55) local and (244) sites and estimated the number of employees of more than one million minerals in prospecting and extraction in addition to (27) accompanying career serving these minerals The report pointed out that the Ministry of Oil, Gas and Minerals taken a whole of policies, procedures and legislation, Traditional mining and its regulation Well on the ratification of the companies are incurring factories working to address the traditional mining waste.
The Council of Ministers stressed the importance of gold as a national wealth that supports the national economy must be exploited efficiently while preserving the rights of future generations and to consider the entry of the State in the field of gold production similar to the relations of production in the field of oil. In addition to reviewing the state legislations and laws to remove the conflict with the mineral wealth law and the provisions of coordination between the center and the states to address the phenomenon of gold loss and the need to control and regulate the traditional mining markets state and work to ensure the safety of the two minerals and take the necessary measures to achieve this in coordination with the relevant bodies through the training of minerals. Pointing out the importance of compliance of all minerals with environmental, health and technical requirements.
Minister of Oil, Gas and Minerals, Eng. Azhari Abdul Qader Abdullah, also briefed the Cabinet on the position of supply of oil products for the year 2019 to meet the demand of the joint sectors in the country through the mechanisms of local production of oil products and guarantee supply through imports and strategic stocks. Explaining that the position of supply has improved significantly compared to previous periods in terms of the presence of petroleum derivatives and flow. As well as the current stability in the work of the refinery.