South Sudan invests in wildlife conservation and education
The government of South Sudan has approved significant budgets for wildlife conservation and education, highlighting its commitment to sustainable development in the country.
The Ministerial Economic Cluster, chaired by Vice President HE Prof. James Wani Igga, approved an estimated budget of USD 5.5 million for the completion and furnishing of the Ministry of Wildlife Tourism and Conservation Ministry Head Quarters. This investment underscores the government’s recognition of the importance of retaining South Sudan’s diverse wildlife and preserving its natural resources.
South Sudan’s economy has been under immense pressure due to civil conflict and economic instability in recent years. The diversification of the economy through tourism and wildlife conservation is recognized as a critical component for its long-term sustainable growth. The investment in the Ministry of Wildlife demonstrates the government’s efforts towards rebuilding the economy.
Furthermore, the relocation of the Upper Nile University to its original campuses in Malakal, Renk, and Malut represents a major investment in education. The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology presented a memo to the Ministerial Economic Cluster, which approved the relocation project with a budget of SSP 172; 193,467,873 million. The relocation of the university to its original campuses is seen as a positive step towards rebuilding educational institutions in the country, and furthering the government’s aims to improve the quality of education.
The announcement of the investments towards wildlife conservation and education represents a positive development in South Sudan and a commitment towards building a sustainable future for its citizens. The final approval of the budgets by the Council of Ministers will pave the way for these projects to begin, bringing in much-needed investment and development to the region.
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