The Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in north eastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Unfortunately, due to the current economic crisis, plans to celebrate the country’s independence this year were cancelled.
The information minister, Michael Makuei, told journalists that the government resolved not to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the independence due to shortage of money.
“As you know very well, we usually celebrate the 9th July that is our independence day and usually at this particular month, preparations for the celebrations should have started,” said Makuei.
“But due to our economic situation, and the situation in which we are now, (and bearing in mind that preparations every year take a lot of money), the minister in the office of the president requested the cabinet to approve that this year we should not be celebrating the 9th July because of expenses,” he explained.
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However, the government spokesman said the day will be observed normally as a public holiday and that President Salva Kiir will just issue a statement to address the people of South Sudan.
Source: Radio Tamazuj