South Sudan To Sign NBI Mutual Accord

Hon. Paul Mayom, South Sudan Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation told journalists in Juba that his government has already taken the necessary measures to ratify the deal.

“South Sudan is not exceptional from this [ratifying the CFA]. The progress is on,” Mayom who is also the current Chair of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) said.

“We have already subscribed to the framework. We are soon going to ratify this,” he assured, adding; “we have already notified member States.”

The CFA which gives the Nile Basin member States the right to use the Nile waters for development in their countries technically replaces a colonial deal which gives Egypt and Sudan lion share of the Nile Waters.

Apparently six countries are reported to have ratified it; Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Burundi.

Mayom said South Sudan will immediately implement the deal once ratified.

The CFA have started creating tension already among the NBI member states. Recently Egypt and Ethiopia went parallel following Ethiopia’s new dam project initiation reported to be one of the largest in Africa once finished.

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