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S.Sudan Ministers In Rwanda For Consultation

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
7:39 am

South Sudan, the world’s youngest, nation has sent part of its cabinet to Rwanda for consultation on development.

The delegation includes; Seven ministers, four deputy ministers and other key figures in the government of Salva Kiir.

They include Martin Elia Lomoro, Minister of cabinet affairs; Ngor Kolong Ngor of public service and labor.

They also include Ministers of youth, culture and sport; electricity and dams; transport roads and bridges; land, housing and physical infrastructure; telecommunication and post service; and the Minister of environment.

The delegation wants to learn how to manage public finances and resources and how to offer better education.

They will also consult on; urban planning energy, urban planning, agriculture, telecommunication and ICT .

These lessons will take a whole week, according to Rwanda’s Public service ministry.

The South Sudan government is attracted by domains which have been improving in Rwanda since the last five years.

In ICT, Rwanda has acquired the highest internet speed, the 4th generation since early this year.

The digital migration where African countries have just one month to the deadline was also successfully completed ahead of the deadline.

Rwanda has issued all the 10 million land titles to the owners.

South Sudan also may need Rwanda to share experience about the East African Community. It has applied for membership.

President Salva Kiir was in Rwanda in July last year for the Northern corridor project where Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Sudan have started multibillion infrastructure projects.

They include a railway and an oil pipeline project, and the single airspace project. The latter is expected to reduce air transport costs.

Rwanda is a friend to South Sudan since attaining independence on July 2011.

About 1000 Rwandan soldiers and security personnel rotate every year in the United Nations peace keeping Mission in South Sudan since 2012.

Rwanda’s national carrier Rwandair flies three times a week to Juba, the capital city of South Sudan since September 2013.


William Deng Deng, South Sudan's Minister of environment.

William Deng Deng, South Sudan’s Minister of environment.


Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of electricity and dams.

Jemma Nunu Kumba, Minister of electricity and dams.


Elia Lomoro, cabinet minister

Elia Lomoro, cabinet minister