September 15, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

The South Sudan government has borrowed around $600 million (SSP 79 Billion) from the Chinese government to pay outstanding civil servants’ salaries, officials said in Juba.

The money will be used to pay the outstanding civil servant salaries for six months.

Earlier, information minister Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters in a press interview that the government had taken a loan from a country he didn’t identify.

“The minister was in the parliament and he clearly stated that he will clear all the outstanding bills at anytime when the money is availed to him,” Makuei said.

“He is now in the process, there is a loan which we acquired and it is being processed now probably by next week or the other week these amounts would have been transferred here and everybody will be paid which will also be used for paying all the other outstanding arrears.”

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