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South Sudan cabinet endorses joining Nile Basin Initiative


August 16, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s council of ministers on Friday unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the two-year-old nation’s bid to join the Nile Basin Initiative.

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Map of the River Nile Basin (Source: Nile Basin Initiative)

The young nation’s recently appointed information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the council had passed a resolution allowing the country to become the ninth member of the riparian group.

Friday’s meeting, the first since the new cabinet was appointed by president Salva Kiir Mayardit on 31 July, discussed the implementation of ongoing government projects and a framework document about the Nile Basin Initiative.

Minister Lueth said his country joined the initiative because it will enable South Sudan to engage with other states on Nile Water issues on an equal footing.

“It is important to join the Nile Basin Initiative because it will help the country benefit from assistance that are given to support projects aimed at improving lives and living standard of people depending on water from the Nile. There are projects funded by the Initiative.

"It will also make the country participates in discussions and resolutions of issues related to water management. But this can only happen if you are a member of the initiative”, he explained.

The other eight members of the Nile Basin Initiative are: Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.


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  • 17 August 2013 07:14, by Akoch A. Magardit

    It’s a brilliant idea to be part and parcel of the Nile Basin Initiative. However, South Sudan must critically study the concessions it’s to relinquish in order to be participatory in the administration of the NBI, and then appropriately defines its objectives for joining the NBI.
    Good luck.

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  • 17 August 2013 10:33, by wieu-madiak

    SO great for South Sudan cabinet to joine Nile Basin initiative

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  • 17 August 2013 10:46, by Marco Bul

    South Sudan’s is only floods,mosquitoes(malaria),cholera,river blindness and nothing!!! Unless we consider to bring closer they innovative young generation to chart ways of how we benefit from this initiative.We have only brain-farts as our officials.

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    • 17 August 2013 17:41, by siddaw

      When will those empty headed politicians of ours ever learn to address the most challenging issues? We’ve used the Nile’s water for millions yrs but we’ve not got the above named diseases. Why now? Joining NBI shouldn’t be the 1st initiative than joining East African Union. We’ve adversely suffered here with the payments of International student’s fee, simply becoz of not being a EAC member. How d

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