Kiir meets economic cluster in a bid to save the nation as citizens bear the brunt of high inflation

President Salva Kiir took decisive action to address high inflation by convening an economic cluster meeting aimed at implementing urgent measures to stabilize the economy and ease the burden on citizens.

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President Salva Kiir convened a meeting of the economic cluster on Monday in a bid to tame the hyperinflation in the country.

The meeting resolved the following:

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1. Increase in non-oil revenue collections and supply of enough food into the markets at subsidised prices.


2. Supply enough fuel into the country

3. Allocation of more money to the agriculture sector, beginning this farming season

4. Auctioning of a sizeable amount of hard currency to stabilise the exchange rate

5. Ban the selling of dollars and other currencies on the streets

6. Removal of all illegal checkpoints throughout the country

The president has directed the security forces to immediately implement the directives.

The meeting was attended by VP for Economic Cluster James Wani Iga, Presidential Adviser on National Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak Manime, Minister of Finance and Planning Bak Barnaba, Senior Presidential Envoy on Special Programs Benjamin Bol Mel, Minister of Presidential Affairs Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro.

Others included Minister of Petroleum Puot Kang, Minister of Trade and Industry William Anyuon Kuol, Governor of Bank of South Sudan James Alic Garang, First Undersecretary of Ministry Finance Malual Tap, Commissioner General of National Revenue Authority Africano Mande, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum William Anyak, Commissioner of NRA Customs Division Aduot Ajang, Managing Director of NilePet Bernard Amuor, Inspector General of Police Atem Marol, Director General of Internal Security Bureau of National Security Services Akol Koor and Director General of General Security Bureau of National Security Simon Yen Makuach.

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