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June 24, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan has announced not to celebrate its Independence Day this year due to economic crisis which has prevented preparations as there is no money to do so.

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President Salva Kiir, (L), accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong Awan, (R), waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, on July 9, 2015 (Photo AP)

The 5-year old world’s youngest nation used to commemorate the day every year on 9 July when it gained its independence from the neighbouring Sudan. This will be the first time the nation will fail to celebrate its independence due to shortage of money.

The cabinet on Friday in its sitting chaired by President Salva Kiir passed a resolution, cancelling the celebrations this year.

Information and broadcasting minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, in a televised statement he issued to reporters shortly after the council of ministers meeting revealed that the country could not afford to pay for the expensive celebratory event which used to spend millions of South Sudanese pounds across the country.

He said the day will only be observed in silence, adding that the President will however issue a statement on that day, reminding the nation about its independence.

Lueth however added that those who will afford to do their celebrations in their own way can do so.

He also said the cabinet resolved to suspend the plan to buy vehicles for the newly appointed ministers, blaming the decision also on the economic crisis.

The official spokesperson of the government further said former ministers who were relieved during the formation of the transitional government of national unity in late April should vacate houses in which they had been accommodated so that the new ministers will be accommodated in them.

The measures came as economic situation seems to further deteriorate, with senior bank officials warning that the remaining currency reserve in the central bank may last for only one month.

(ST)

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  • 25 June 2016 05:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The country economic, should return normally when country politicians accept the troika demand. This economic growth crises will not stable automatically without resolving those conditionally given by troika.

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  • 25 June 2016 06:04, by Gabriel KK

    Just do it voluntary, don’t invite the foreign heads of governments. Otherwise nothing will united us together as a nation full of mistrust than the Independent day celebration.

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    • 25 June 2016 08:45, by Eastern

      ...hudlumbs like Gabriel KK, still think South Sudan can move away from the global spotlight and do things under the cover. The independence of South Sudan from the Sudan through a referendum has been overshadowed by dinkocracy - bringing cattle camp way of management into national affairs. One month’s worth of foreign reserve in BOSS; you’re done!!!

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    • 25 June 2016 08:51, by Eastern

      ....Gabriel KK, know in your slow reasoning mind that this decision is not coming out of the blue but as a result of the economic reality in the country. The Central Bank of South Sudan has foreign reserve that can last a month only! Dinkocracy ruined the independence of this country attained through a referendum in 2011. There’s need to push for a "leave" or "stay" referendum for the 3 regions!!

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      • 25 June 2016 09:52, by Force 1

        Eastern;
        How inferior would you be if the cattle keepers are smarter than you are to be in the position of power to ran the country?

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        • 25 June 2016 12:12, by Mr Point

          Force 1 gets it all wrong again!

          Force1 was totally "owned" by Hamil in the comments on this article
          http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article59365

          Force1 repeats nonsense he doesn’t understand and can’t support with logic or evidence.

          Force1 is too young to debate serious issues

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        • 25 June 2016 13:24, by Eastern

          Force 1,

          What you should know though is that the status quo won’t be maintained. The stalemate in the implementation of the ARCISS would be broken at some point in time. Kiir can’t rule forever. Other South Sudanese can’t continue to remain at the recieving end of Dinka excesses in the country forever. All these mayhem will be brought to an end!!!!

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