National broadcaster’s modern studio nears completion

By Elia Joseph Loful

The Minister of Information, Telecommunication and Postal Services, Michael Makuei Lueth said South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) modern studio is due to be completed later this year.

It was a grant donation from the government of China.

The studio which is being constructed by China Dalian International Group Company (CDIG) would accommodate over 300 staff.

The new studio would have new equipment for Radio and TV production.

“The Chinese company was contracted by the Chinese government to come and construct the studio, we are happy that there is real progress and probably by the end of this year we will be able to have a new studio,” Makuei said.

He was accompanied by Deputy Minister Baba Medan Konyi among other officials from the ministry mainly to inspect progress of the studio undergoing construction at SSBC premises.

The visit came shortly, following his re-appointment as Minister of Information, Telecommunication and Postal Services.

He said the government acknowledged the effort made by the company for speedy work on the studio in spite of interruption by coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a grant by Chinese government to the people of South Sudan, and we are grateful for the gracious offer and we appreciate the company for their hard work.

He said the public should pray that the disease coronavirus do not interrupt normal work adding people should be hopeful for change.

Despite the interruption by coronavirus, we pray that coronavirus does not come to South Sudan so that our projects are not affected, so the people of South Sudan are not affected.

According to the Wang Qing business manager of the CDIG they would train the staff for two years after completion, and then hand over to the government to continue operating.

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