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Govt spends $250 million to boost market supplies

Author : Ayuen Panchol | Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014

The government is spending nearly two hundred and fifty million dollars to boost food imports from neighboring countries.

Markets across South Sudan have run out of commodities because of the conflict

In some parts of the country, food prices have doubled.

“We have allocated $100 million to East Africa to transport food items, building materials and medicines and other needs for our citizens,” said Simon Nyang Anei, Undersecretary for Investment at the Ministry of Commerce.

“We’ve also allocated $150 million to import different items from the Republic of Sudan.”

Essential food items such as bread are scarce in Juba.

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