Juba, September 16, 2016 (SSNA) — The government of South Sudan announces that it has borrowed $600 million dollars from the Chinese government, saying the money will be used to pay all South Sudanese civil servants for six months.
The announcement comes just after information minister Micheal Makuey Lueth told reporters that South Sudan’s government has borrowed money from a foreign country he did not mention.
South Sudan has a history of not paying civil servants including the military.
In June this year, some members of parliament told the finance minister that they would boycott 2019-2020 budget unless all civil servants and army are paid.
China is the main investor in South Sudan oil sector.