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Gov’t allocates over 80 million SSP to urban water cooperation

Author : | Published: Sunday, February 24, 2019

File: Minister of Information, Michael Makuei addresses media in Juba. PHOTO: Joakino Francis/Eye Radio

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.

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