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Sudan’s Kiir meets with economic cabinet in Khartoum


June 26, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese First Vice President Salva Kiir held a series of meetings with members of the cabinet including finance, energy and agriculture ministers.

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Sudan’s First Vice President Salva Kiir (AP)

The meetings appeared focused on enhancing economic activities in South Sudan, particularly in light of the sharp decline in oil revenue that resulted from the global financial crisis.

The minister of finance and national economy Awad Al-Jaz said he discussed with Kiir the promotion of non-petroleum revenue through customs, taxes and services.

He said that he agreed with the South Sudan finance minister to set up customs stations and tax offices to utilize financial resources that don’t make it to the treasury, Sudan official news agency (SUNA) quoted him as saying.

The president of semi-autonomous South Sudan also discussed with the with the energy and mines minister Al-Zebeir Ahmed Al-Hassan discussed expansion of petroleum production in the South.

Al-Hassan added that the issue of electricity supply in the South as well as obstacles facing oil companies because of orders from governors and local administrations that prevent movement of vehicles and road constructions.

He said that Kiir said that “clear instructions” were given by the oil commission and the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) to facilitate the work of these oil companies.

The third meeting took place with the minister of agriculture Abdel-Halim Al-Mutaa’fi who briefed Kiir on the projects undertaken in the South financed by GoSS.

Al-Mutaa’fi is scheduled to visit Juba next week to follow up on the agricultural projects and its technical aspects.


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  • 27 June 2009 08:50, by Sala Gai

    Agreement it doesn’t mean anythings but implementional is more effective.
    once more, plan for two things in followings below
    1_ implemention of CPA
    if not, what will happen?

    2_ planing asya for war if the war come again
    Long leave paration of new war between shamal and janup

    Long leave SPLA/SPLM, but not attaching _DC no

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    • 27 June 2009 15:46, by Arthur

      Hi Mr.Sala
      Its s good step that should be encourage, because nothing can happen without planning. Depending on petroleum alone is arisk by itself on the future of south sudan. We have to benefit from the money of petrol on other fields like agriculture and generate more income. Imagine aplace like South Sudan with all its agriculture land is importing agricultural goods from Uganda! dont we have the manpower or money to invest on it.
      Another point if you are in favour of seperation of South from the North, why not to be in peaceful way rather than new war. Just imagine the number of peolpe who died in the last war; isn’t it enough? In case you have gun to defene yourself what about those who dont have? Remeber this "whenever two elephants are fighting the grass will be the victim". So for the sake of innocent peolpe either in the South or North let it be peacefully.

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  • 27 June 2009 11:26, by garang Chan

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  • 27 June 2009 13:40, by Makot

    Please kiir don,t forget the that Arab people they don,t want to build or develop, south whether you talk to them in orderto help us, economicaly or financaily.
    They will not accepted politicaly because if you were Dr .Garange you can know the all secret that were done by Arab but be stronge we are stand with you tell the end of CPA .
    Thruogh prayer and forcefully God will take the lead of south sudan in right way.

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    • 27 June 2009 14:01, by Dongjol

      I personally agree that infrasturcture provision is needed.But i don’t agree with regard to oil extraction since the number of barrels extrcated per / a day are more than enough taking into account the fall of the oil price.

      Let the oil extraction be fastened after 2011 perhaps the oil price would increase that time.

      Take care!!!! the israelis were not denied thier citizen ship after staying abroad for centuries.They are now in Israel serving their nation.


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    • 27 June 2009 15:18, by mohamad adam

      you are hungri and sick you dont need to be tought how to dg you need aid first food cloths etc etc etc
      jalaba jalaba jalaba why dont you consitrate on developmental issues which can uplift your standard of leaving first and then think about jalaba
      what do you have to fear about
      nothing go and look for a job instead of chasing jalaba and bringing in new masters ugandans and ethiopians reali you are fake

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      • 27 June 2009 17:09, by junub


        You wrong, we aren’t fake but instead prefer the nieghbour Africans then you craps. We better off with giving room to devils then the you Jalabas. Anyway am not for the shitty unattraction separation and unity, but for the New Sudan.

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  • 27 June 2009 17:18, by Jakok Loakloak

    That is what always takes place once people lack planning and vision. How could we fail to forsee such calamity when we were scatering our nest. Buying tructors and foregeting their shovels, lease out contructs and dry out banks reserves, and worse, appoint cadres based on nepotism rather than the skills needed, and pocketing collected taxes. We have not yet tasted the produce of our ill wills. Once we realize, probably we will start fixing the roads that leads to the production zones; starting with Konyokonyo-Mulukia road and the notorious Suq-Juba (highway.)


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