South Sudan : launching new projects to strengthen trade

Minister of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community Affairs Paul Mayom Akec. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – South Sudan’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community Affairs launched a new project aimed to strengthen trade and catalyze inclusive development in the country, at a ceremony held in their headquarters.

In a press statement the Minister of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community (EAC) Affairs Paul Mayom Akec stated: “The role of the Government of South Sudan and capacity of the sectoral ministries must be stepped up with a central role assumed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. UNDP and partners are contributing US$900,000, and we on our part are making in-kind contribution of $153,000.”

“We know once the project takes off it will enhance the requisite capacity of the Ministry. We need an introduction to East Africa Community market and we need an introduction to the World Trade Organisation (WTO),” Akec continued.

“To deliver, this process requires strong commitment, it requires counterpart funding, discipline, accountability and above all it needs that peace is sustained, that is the only way we can unleash the trade potential in this country,” added Dr. Kamaluddeen.

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