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S. Sudan Okays $25m for new stadium construction

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July 22, 2019 (JUBA) - The government of South Sudan has approved $25 million for the construction of a new stadium in the capital, Juba.

Michael Makuei Lueth (File photo)

Addressing reporters on Friday, information minister, Michael Makuei said the decision was reached during the weekly cabinet meeting.

He said the new stadium, which will be built in Northern Bari area of Jubek county, will accommodate an estimated 15,000 spectators.

“And as soon as situations improve, we will go on to a bigger stadium and be in position to accommodate more people,” he said.

The Chinese government, he said, will fund the new stadium project.

According to the information minister, implementation of the project will be done by the Metallurgical Company of China (MCC).

In April, the South Sudanese government announced that the quantity of crude oil allocated to China for development projects would increase from 10,000 barrels per day to 30,000 barrels per day.

South Sudan has the third largest oil reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, but most of its oil facilities were damaged in the conflict that erupted in 2013. Currently it produces 175,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

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  • 23 July 2019 09:41, by Midit Mitot

    South Sudan future is dead,

    $25 Million for the new stadium to be constructed while national army are dying of hunger and embassies are closing from different countries. What are you going to do with that new stadium if national army is not there?

    • 23 July 2019 14:01, by jubaone

      Midit mitot,
      No one will ever understand what goes in the minds of a jienge. He has a convoluted logic to everything. He mixes realism with idealism, confuses facts for abstract thought. Instead of financing the R-ACSS, feed the emaciated soldiers, pay civil servants, they foolishly want to build stadium for who? Jienge wrestlers or hungry SS footballers who often lose 0 to 4,6,8 to other teams?

      • 23 July 2019 14:32, by Midit Mitot

        Jubaone,

        That,s true, JCE government has confused for-good, look, Lul Ruai was talking about the lack of food and other items at the cantonment sites yet approved 25 Million for such a construction. We must fight this dirty government to the last!

    • 23 July 2019 19:47, by garrak1520

      at least 60% of the population starving; 10,000bbl/day to 30,000bbl/day to Chinese companies without adequate oversight, and now $25Million for the construction of a stadium (15,000 seats) by Chinese without supervision: WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES OF KIIR"S GOVERNMENT FOR SOUTH SUDAN?

      You got the gut to ask people to hang themselves, you deserve the hanging, you never deliver.

  • 24 July 2019 12:56, by Anthony

    My god. Who cares about football in south sudan? I think they care more about not dying of starvation.

    The chinese are gonna eat South sudan up like they’re doing to other african countries(Zambia,mozambique,Kenya)

    These leaders can’t get their priorities right.

    • 24 July 2019 13:53, by Midit Mitot

      Anthony,

      My God!!! this government must be crazy, look, Greater BGZL, Western Equatoria, and Greater Upper Nile are suffering from flood, starving so much but Juba government turned the hear-deaf while 175000 barrels of crude oil pumping daily.



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