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Kiir pledges Ssp2.4 billion for National Dialogue initiative

July 9, 2017 | No comment
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends a one-day summit on oil on September 3, 2013 in Khartoum. Sudan and South Sudan averted a shutdown of economically vital oil flows and again pledged to implement economic and security pacts that have twice failed to take effect. AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

President Salva Kiir says the government has allocated a sum of 2.4 billion South Sudanese Pounds for the national dialogue process which has begun this year.

He says the amount was taken from the Peace Fund.

President Kiir says the fund will be used by the national dialogue steering committee to run its activities.

He made the remarks while addressing the nation on the occasion of the 6th independence anniversary of South Sudan.
President Kiir acknowledged the work of the steering committee and its secretariat.

“To demonstrate our commitment to the National Dialogue process the government has earmarked 2.4 billion South Sudanese Pounds from the peace fund for the crucial national project I want to use this occasion to acknowledge the leadership and members of the steering committee and the secretariat for accepting the challenging national duty.”

President Kiir said the celebrations for independence will not be held due to the economic crises but is being observed.

Source: Eye Radio