South Sudan irrigation minister, Ugandan counterpart discuss water projects
South Sudan's minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Manawa Peter Gatkuoth Gual on Tuesday met, in Entebbe, with his Ugandan counterpart, Sam Cheptoris, and the two discussed water projects and cooperation, according to a statement by the ministry of water resources.
JUBA – South Sudan’s minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Manawa Peter Gatkuoth Gual on Tuesday met, in Entebbe, with his Ugandan counterpart, Sam Cheptoris, and the two discussed water projects and cooperation, according to a statement by the ministry of water resources.
Manawa, who also doubles as the chairperson of the Nile Council of Ministers, traveled to Entebbe on Sunday and chaired a meeting of the Nile-COM which is headquartered in Ugandan.
“Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hon. Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, who doubles as the Chairman of Nile Council of Ministers (Nile-COM) has today held a successful session with Ugandan counterpart Hon. Sam Cheptoris, the Minister of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda,” the ministry statement said.
The statement said Manawa and his Ugandan counterpart “discussed key issues such as resumption for the preparation of Nyimur/Limur Multi-purposed water projects, preparation for the second NBI Heads of States Summit, development of the NBI land at Entebbe and as well as Cooperation also on flood management.”
In attendance during the session, were Ugandan Nile-TAC, Dr. Florence Grace, and the Executive Director of NBI, Eng. Sylvester Anthony and the Permanent Secretary at Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment, Mr. Alfred Akot.
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