News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Central Bank takes to farming

By Deng Athian


Bank of South Sudan (BoSS) is joining the national push for increased local food production, pledging to cultivate its own land and urging citizens to do the same.

BoSS announced its intention to begin rice farming on 1,000 feddans allocated by Northern Bahr El Ghazal state in Aweil, echoing President Salva Kiir’s call for domestic food production.

BoSS Governor, Dr. James Alic Garang stressed the importance of domestic production for economic stability.

“Local production can help stabilize the economy of this country,” Dr. Alic said.

He conveyed President Kiir’s call for everyone to farm, emphasizing its role in stabilizing the economy.

“We are extending to you the message of going to farm to produce food. This message is from our President Salva Kiir Mayardit to everyone,” he added.

Meanwhile, BoSS Director General, David Manyuoon Nak affirmed the bank’s commitment to supporting the president’s initiative.

“We are happy to receive this land… we are too going to farm,” Mr. Manyuoon said.

President Kiir’s message of “everyone must go to farm” was conveyed to Greater Bahr El Ghazal residents.

According to BoSS leadership farming activities are expected to begin within three weeks.

This initiative by the BoSS sets a positive example and encourages broader participation in agriculture, potentially contributing to food security and economic growth in South Sudan.


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