Finance Minister Ibrahim Elbadawi did not say how the 2020 budget would be funded or what the government is forecasting for revenue and expenditure.
Elbadawi told reporters subsidies for petrol and gasoline would be gradually lifted next year while subsidies for wheat and cooking gas would be kept in place to help the poor. Subsidies are a major burden on the government’s finances.
To alleviate the impact of inflation and poverty, the government wants to double civil service pay and raise the minimum wage to 1,000 Sudanese pounds ($22), up from 425 pounds ($9.40), he said.
In October, the official rate of inflation was 58 percent, but anecdotal accounts suggest prices are rising more quickly.
Sudan: Pläne für eine Wirtschaftsreform