Juba, October 6, 2019 (SSNA) — The government of Japan has donated $350,000 US dollars to South Sudan for the implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement.
Japan says its donation is intended to help provide clean water to the rival forces who are currently stationed in cantonment sites.
Martin Elia Lomoro, the South Sudan Cabinet Affairs minister praises Japan for the donation and states that the project to dig boreholes at cantonment areas will involve the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
“IGAD will use its procurement procedures to identify the provider and help us identify where boreholes will be built,” told reporters in Juba.
There have been complains that troops of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) are not getting adequate water after the government refused to give a budget to the armed opposition as stipulated in the agreement.
The armed opposition accused the government of a deliberate act. Juba denied the allegations.