Gov’t to regulate UN-owned radio after long spat

Gov’t to regulate UN-owned radio after long spat

South Sudan has reached a consensus with United Nations to put an end to the long battle to regulate Miraya FM.

Speaking Thursday when chairing the ministry’s leadership meeting, the Minister of Information and Government Spokesperson, Michael Makuei, said he received a communication from the UN that Miraya is now willing and ready to register with Media Authority.

In his remarks after the leadership meeting, the Deputy Minister of Information, Dr. Jacob Maiju Korok said the Ministry welcomed the development and would soon hold a press conference to hand Miraya Fm their registration certificate officially.

He also announced that the ministry had secured $67 million from World Bank to help bring fibre optics from Kenya to connect Juba and the States as part of the World Bank initiative to integrate the Horn of Africa into a single digital market.