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Gov’t approves USD 3.6million for JIA

Deputy Minister of Information and Postal Services, Lily Albino Akol Akol - File Photo/Dolku Media

The Council of Ministers has approved more than three million US dollars to improve services at Juba International Airport, the Deputy Minister of Information and Postal Services has said.

Lily Albino Akol told Journalists on Friday that the amount was requested by the minister of transport, John Luk Jok and was presented to the cabinet by the minister of Interior.

The Deputy Minister said part of the money will cater for rent for the South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority, and also pay off membership arrears to International Civil Aviation Organizations.

“The honorable minister requested an amount of 3,684,477 USD and another amount of 3,160,000 SSP. The amount that he requested will be used to improve work at the airport, will be used to improve security, will be used to pay membership and arrears for the International Organization, for example, the International Civil Aviation Organization.”

She said the minister of finance has been directed to avail the cash as soon as possible.

“The council approved this money and directed the minister of finance to a vial the funds as soon as possible to the ministry of transport so that they can start work at the Juba International Airport,” she said.