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December 30, 2019 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Sunday said money obtained from oil sales would be used to fund the agricultural sector in order to boost the country’s economy.

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir at the launch of the new harvest season in Luri county, Dec. 29, 2019 (PPU)

Kiir made the remarks while speaking to reporters at the start of the harvest season at his farm in Luri, located west of the capital, Juba.

The South Sudanese leader was accompanied by first lady, Mary Ayen Mayardit and the first vice president, General Taban Deng Gai.

“We want to use oil money in agriculture so that we produce enough food for people of South Sudan, the surplus can go to the market. This is the only thing we can do to come out of poverty”, said Kiir.

“The oil money should not just be consumed without anything being done with it, he added.

Revenues from sales of crude oil accounts for 98 percent of South Sudan’s budget.

The president further encouraged South Sudanese citizens to embark on agriculture.

According to the presidential press unit, Kiir witnessed harvest of beans, groundnuts, sorghum, maize and rice produced by Luri Farm Ltd. and Freedom Farm Limited.

But despite the huge agricultural potential it possessed, only about 5% of South Sudan’s land is cultivated, yet the country also offers abundant water resources in the Nile basin, and forestry assets are plentiful, with tens of thousands of hectares of teak and other high-value hardwoods available for sustainable harvesting.

In 2012, Kiir announced a goal to achieve food self-sufficiency in the country. The agriculture ministry also launched the national effort for agricultural transformation, and identified agricultural opportunities for foreign investors and agribusinesses.

(ST)

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  • 31 December 2019 07:52, by Games

    Folks
    Do not try to listen to that idiots President. That farm Salva Kiir is standing in is his owns farm that he spends all our public money Salva Kiir stolen into that farm. And now he is encouraging poorly citizens to have farms like his one. Where did Salva Kiir Mayardit thinks that the poor citizens would obtain the money from to maintain their farms? God helps those poor citizens

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    • 31 December 2019 08:54, by South South

      Mr. President, you are very right about supporting agriculture with oil money. It’s the right thing to do. Let’s start from Luri and then move on to other places in South Sudan.

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      • 31 December 2019 13:06, by jubaone

        South South
        Only jienge idiots would believe there’s still some oil revenues somewhere. A large chunk goes to those little Chinese people, Indian and Malaysian oil companies, paying transit fees, Cardinal and Kiirminal, divided among ministers so that there’s nothing for agriculture. What agriculture, when lazy jienges can’t cultivate? They can be fed by WFP.

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        • 31 December 2019 13:43, by The Rhino

          Jubaone,

          Just imagine, few years ago, that same foolish Dinka president Kiir bought 1000 tractors for "agriculture" in South Sudan.He greedily distributed chunk of those machines to his own Dinka people in Bahr El Gazal,..now just ask, what have these lazy savages done with/to those tractors?..NOTHING!Fact is,this Kiir and his Dinka tribesmen are a doom to South Sudan.People should never expect..

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          • 31 December 2019 13:48, by The Rhino

            Jubaone,

            ..anything good from them.They have literally mismanaged and ruined the country to its knees.Only solution here is EQUATEXIT,full stop!

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            • 31 December 2019 15:48, by jubaone

              Rhino
              Great! EQUATEXIT is the only solution. Tell every Equatorian where we’d have been if these lazy imbeciles had not come our way! A useless human burden who have to be fed, clothed, educated and accommodated. Imagine the "small Rwanda" having it’s own national carrier without much resources and the "giant gorillas" with oyol, land, cows and water can’t do anything. Dummmies.

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  • 31 December 2019 09:28, by Eastern

    Kiir the foolish man seems now to be reasoning. However one thing is still eluding him: the oil he is talking about is being carelessly extracted to the detriment of jenge country - Ruweng state is now being ruined by massive oil spillage...!

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    • 31 December 2019 09:32, by South South

      Eastern,

      Leave Kiir alone to fix his own country. You can talk about Thomas Cirillo, the thief, who is hiding in Addis.

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      • 31 December 2019 09:57, by Eastern

        South South,

        By the way, it’s not only Kiir I am alluding to here....It’s clueless people, including SOUTH SOUTH, led by this moron Kiir that I am talking about. Does South Sudan have to only think now that the oil money must be invested in agriculture, renewable energy, eductaion, etc..? Where was you drunkard Kiir all along..?!

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        • 31 December 2019 10:05, by South South

          Eastern,

          You have drinking problem, so, put that aside for now. You need to be a real man and mention Dinka tribe as your enemy you want to destroy. Don’t beat bushes and hide your stupid thinking. We are ready to stop anyone with ill-thinking about us. It’s our country and we will run it anyway we want. Being agriculture, renewable energy, education, health, roads and anything. We are here.

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          • 31 December 2019 10:09, by Eastern

            South South,

            Do I have to continue reminding that I am anti jenge...?! If you have been following me over the years, you wouldn’t be using your asshole to ask this very stupid question you son of a bitch. What is your problem?!

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            • 31 December 2019 14:30, by South South

              Eastern,

              Shut up son of KARAMA. Fake Arabs were sleeping with your mother, you and your sister in one bed room. Dirty people.

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      • 31 December 2019 11:14, by jubaone

        South South
        So what if he stole money? SS is like a war booty and anyone can access its resources. It’d be stupid to let jienges feast alone like baboons in a maize 🌽 field. Darfuris, jellaba, Abesha, short-legged Chinese dogs, Ugandans, Kenyans and everybody is stealing. Gen Cirillo is just helping himself. So hang yourself if that bothers you kaffir.

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        • 31 December 2019 14:26, by South South

          jubaone,

          Liar, can you repeat to us what said before that UN and USA forced IGAD to release Riek, what a lie!!!!! Cirillo is hiding from us outside the country, wicked and stupid. let him hide forever.

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          • 31 December 2019 15:56, by jubaone

            South South
            I am not a jienge to be a liar. Jienges are satans children and were thrown out of heaven with Satan for trying to play God. These evil creatures came tumbling down crushing through the clouds and shredded their gowns into pieces. They crushed naked on bare ground and hurt their foreheads with serious scratches. They have since then remained naked with big cuts on their foreheads.

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            • 31 December 2019 18:24, by South South

              jubaone,

              You are a liar. repeat to us again here what you said before that UN and USA forced IGAD to release Riek, a lie!!!!

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              • 31 December 2019 19:28, by jubaone

                South South,
                Just for the records and cuz you are so forgetful and have chicken brains. The US Govt has stated that "No R-TGoNU will be formed without Riek" and had explicitly told IGAD to let Riek free. The Sudanese PM Dr. Hamdok confirmed that once he assumed the chair of the IGAD last month in Nov, while M7 didnt like that. Read your news properly, ya jienge kaffir.

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      • 31 December 2019 13:59, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Your damned Dinka ’president’ had never fixed any problem by himself.He is extremely foolish to handle problems.His JCE tribal bloodsuckers who keep advising him are also brain dead.Its time for him to relinquish power and become a cattle chaser."They say you should always do what you know best"...what he knows best is, run after cows and collect dungs.Power needs brain, full stop!

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        • 31 December 2019 14:29, by South South

          The Rhino,

          Stupid old man shut up. Egyptian admitted you to 2 years program and denied for 4 years degree because you are stupid.

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          • 31 December 2019 16:11, by jubaone

            South South
            At 46yrs you still have no degree. Go buy one from Busoga University that is where all jienges get one online. God knows why he kept you jienges and Satan as "nuts". Bloody liars, thieves, fornicators and greedy goons. That is why jiengeland will never develop. Oh yes, God has a plan and he has cursed the jienge and Satan. There’s nothing you can do about it. Hang yourselves, jienge or

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      • 31 December 2019 16:01, by jubaone

        South South
        If he can’t fix his lower teeth, how can he fix a country? Even with looted monies, he can’t send any of his foolish kids to a university. God has already cursed him and his jienges and they will only live on stolen goods and their girls will be harlots, lesbians, their boys criminals and thieves cuz they are godless and kuffar.

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    • 31 December 2019 11:07, by jubaone

      Eastern
      Who cares, whether their jiengelands all get submerged in oil? Who cares whether their lives are destroyed by drinking contaminated water? Who cares whether their women bear deformed babies? They should ask their greedy benydits and bandits. As Equatorians, we focus on ourselves to develop Equatoria without these monkeys. Imagine how developed we would’ve been without them.

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  • 31 December 2019 22:27, by Kenyang ll

    Yeah use South Sudan oil to fund your farms like that one in Luri, buy large head of cows and businessespecially and those cronies and your large families around you. Like AL Bashir, you will be made to to vomit all of it one day.

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