Gates Foundation Backs South Sudanese City's Development

    A street in Juba, South Sudan. Photo by: Stein Ove Korneliussen / CC BY

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has set aside $5 million for the development of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

    The donation will go toward efforts to improve Juba’s environment, security situation and rule of law, according to its mayor, Mohammed Alhaj Baballa.

    “We shall also use part of this money to transform Juba into a modern city. As leaders we feel improving service delivery in society remains our key responsibility to the population who contribute to our revenues through tax payments,” the Sudan Tribute quotes Baballa.

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