CES approves 160 million SSP to renovate roads, schools, and Yei airstrip
AUTHOR: Daniel Garang | PUBLISHED: May 31, 2022
Central Equatoria State Minister of Finance, Hon. Wani Tom Sebit.
The Central Equatoria state government has released one hundred and sixty million and five hundred thousand South Sudanese pounds (160,500,000 SSP), equivalent to USD 343,683 funds for development projects.
State Minister of Finance, Hon. Wani Tom Sebit announced the projects on Monday in a media briefing.
He says the money released will go for roads, hospitals, schools, government office blocks, and the construction and rehabilitation of the Yei airstrip.
Mr. Tom says there will be the procurement of modern equipment for Equatoria Broadcasting cooperation and maintenance of government vehicles, among other development projects.
He stated that the government put the development as priorities in the state.
“Mindful of the financial constraint in the state and South Sudan at large, the state has put spending priorities in key thematic areas.”
The government says its work will commence with Abi and Rajaf secondary schools and the construction of Terekeka, Lokiliri, and Mundri roads.
“The Terekeka Tali road has been one of the roads in bad shape. So, the government thought wise that this project must be started, and we have disbursed 85 million for the state of this project.” Tom said.
Tom further said the allocated 10 million Pound for Mundri-Liria road construction and 10 million to rehabilitate Yei airstrip.
The state said contracts to award the construction companies will be transparent base on public finance management policies, and most contractors should be South Sudanese. The state ministry of road and bridges is tasked with undertaking the process.