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South Sudan urged to produce exports

Author : | Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Produce goods that can be sold to the other countries, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has urged the business community in South Sudan.

Minister Aggrey Tisa Sabuni argues that when a country relies on imported goods, there would be a time that it cannot be able to pay for the imports.

Mr. Aggrey was speaking at a two-day workshop organized by the United Nations Development Program on South Sudan Diagnostic Trade Integration Study yesterday.

“A country cannot simply go on buying and buying without selling; a day will come when it will have nothing to buy or to pay for whatever it is buying,” he said.

South Sudan mainly exports oil. Officials say that the country also exports amongst others teak, lulu products and various minerals but in small quantities.

“What you sell should facilitate what you buy from others .That is why I have been saying and encouraging our business community to begin thinking in terms of producing in order for south Sudan to have something to sell.”

The South Sudan Diagnostic Trade Integration Study is an evaluation of the internal and external difficulties on the integration of South Sudan into the world economy.

The study was prepared by the Government of South Sudan with the support of United Nation Development Program.

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