EVN, Oct. 18 – Demonstrators gathered in the city of Alamata today to demand swift government intervention in resolving the longstanding issue of Raya’s identity and resolve the dire need for a budget. Protesters expressed their frustration with the federal government’s inaction, citing a dire need for a resolution to the budget crisis and the establishment of an interim administration. The demonstrators claim that the lack of progress has led to severe social and economic problems, causing hardship, hunger, and even deaths among the vulnerable population.