21st March 2019
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Gov’t allocates over 80 million SSP to urban water cooperation

Author : Memoscar Lasuba | Published: 4 weeks ago

Minister of Information, Telecommunication and Postal Services, Michael Makuei Lueth, addressing media after Council of Ministers' Meeting, On Friday, Feb. 23rd, 2019 photo by Joakino Francis @eyeradio

The government has allocated  over 80 million SSP to the Urban Water Cooperation to supply clean drinking water in Juba.

The amount totalling 86,400,000 SSP,  is regarded as an emergence funds. It was presented by the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Sophie Pal Gai, on Friday.

“That is to the sum of $ 573, 600,” the government spokesperson Michael Makuei confirmed to journalists after the approval.

According to Minister Makuei, the money will be used to buy chemicals to purify water in the city.

This, he says, is meant to prevent disease outbreaks. “It’s good to take healthy water so that we don’t fall sick and go into another situation.”

Part of the cash will be used by the South Sudan Urban Water Cooperation to buy fuel.

The Minister of Finance has been directed to process the payment to the urban water cooperation.