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JUBA - 15 Feb 2018

Juba to establish EAC’s Statistical Commission

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has assented to the establishment of the headquarters of the East African Statistical Commission for the East African Community in Juba.

South Sudan’s representative to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Kim Gai told Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday that the decision was reached at after President Kiir’s meeting with South Sudanese representatives at the EALA on Monday in Juba.

Gai said the commission will be important as it will be the only regional institution in the country.

He added that the president has also agreed to host the next East African Legislative Assembly summit in Juba.

The East African Legislative Assembly Speaker Martin Ngoga who is in Juba, on Tuesday, held discussions with high ranking government officials and urged delegates in the on-going revitalization talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to put the country first over personal gains.