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Be patient as gov’t fixes economy-Marial tells citizens

By William Madouk

Minister of presidential affairs calls on citizens to patient while government strives to bring the dwindling economy back from its “sick bed”, amidst challenges of rising hyperinflation.

Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin stated that the president and the entire government is aware of the skyrocketing prices the country is grappling with, saying there are attempts to fix wild exchange rate.

“The government is working day and night, so that we can be able to get the stability of our currency and also have reasonable prices in the market for citizens – in order to put food on their table,” he said.

Dr. Marial made this remark in a meeting with Mr. Ousmane Dione, the World Bank Director for Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and South Sudan, to discuss the economic situation.

“So, you can rest assured, your government is working and is listening to the outcry, that there is high rise in food prices,” he consoled citizens.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dione said the World Bank leadership would invest billions of dollars in different projects, the country.

“As we speak currently the portfolio of the World Bank will move from 300 million U.S. dollars to 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in two years and half,” he said.

According to the World Bank director, this significant progress could only happen if being supported by peace and stability in South Sudan including the region.


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