South Sudan will not celebrate Independence Day over lack of money – gov’t

Information minister Michael Makuei Lueth (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 8th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government said on Monday that it will not commemorate the 9th July Independence day blaming the absence of funds to conduct this.

Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said there will be no celebrations at the national level but said the president will deliver his usual Independence Day message to the nation.

“There will be no celebration at the national level, but there will be a low profile celebration at the Presidency, because we don’t want to lose money for doing celebration as we used to do,” Makuey said.

“The President will deliver his Independence Day message to the people during this small celebration,” he added.

Since 2014, the government has not been conducting an independence celebrations over lack of funds.

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