Finance Minister flown to Nairobi after collapsing

By James Atem Kuir

The newly appointed Minster of Finance and Economic Planning, Athian Diing Athian has been flown to Nairobi for treatment after suddenly collapsing while attending a meeting On Wednesday.

Michael Makuei Lueth, the government spokesperson confirmed to Juba Monitor yesterday on phone.

According to Makuei the minster collapsed while in a meeting but said he had been taken to Nairobi for treatment.

“Yes, the news which I got is that the Minister of Finance had just collapsed yesterday in a meeting and was evacuated to Nairobi,” Minster Makuei confirmed.

The spokesperson assured that the Finance Minister was well and receiving treatment in the Kenyan city, adding that doctors there were yet to inform them about the cause of his abrupt illness.  

Athian Diing Athian replaced Salvatore Garang Mabiordit as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning after he was appointed to the post by series of presidential decrees which also sacked and replaced National Revenue Authority and Nile pet bosses in September.

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