Ministry of Agriculture holds talks with Sudan officials in Juba
By John Agok
The deputy Minister of Agriculture and other senior officials from the ministry on Wednesday held talks with top management of Sudan’s GIAD conglomerate as integral part of developmental endeavor to follow up implementation of a MOU signed last year October by the sisterly countries.
Speaking to the media upon arrival of GIAD CEO. Mr. Abdallah Abdel Maarouf, Lily Albino Akol the deputy Minister applauded the team’s visit from Sudan and assured them full commitment and cooperation of the ministry as she also acknowledged that the visit was a follow up of recent visit of able Minister of Agriculture Mrs. Josephine Joseph Lagu who discussed this now follow up issues with Sudan’s best company on Agricultural business sector.
“I am glad today to receive the team from Khartoum and this signaled a spirit of mutual cooperation between the two countries. We are going to continue cooperating in all private sectors in Agriculture,” she said.
Meanwhile, Abdallah Abdel Maarouf the CEO of GIAD company revealed that his company will provide agricultural tools and equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture. He also said they will embarked on agricultural business sector.
GIAD is one of Sudan’s most successful private company involved in the manufacturing business. Its products include tractor varieties that are suitable for different soil textures, as well as a wide range of Agriculture implements.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the two countries signed called for cooperation in a number of areas including Agricultural engineering and mechanization by GIAD.
The October 2020 MOU stipulated amongst others established in the country products like; tractor manufacturing/assembling plant, including all necessary implements like trailers, ploughs harrows, planters as well as harvesters.