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Government cancels this year’s celebration of independence day

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Government cancels official celebration of independence day

The council of ministers has resolved that there will be no official celebrations for the country’s 10th independence anniversary on Friday.

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In an extraordinary sitting chaired by President Salva Kiir in Juba today, the cabinet advised the public to celebrate from their homes as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The council also postponed the swearing-in of the new legislature from Friday to a date yet to be announced.

Addressing journalists after the meeting in Juba, the Deputy Minister of Information, Communication Technology, Baba Medan said President Salva Kiir will address the nation in a televised address in commemoration of the day.

The cabinet also passed the 2021-2022 draft budget, totaling more than 600 bln pounds. Deputy information minister Baba Medan explains the breakdown.

[Miraya FM]

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