First IMF loan secured in South Sudan

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:16 am

The South Sudanese Government has secured a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) worth over $50 million, for the resuscitation of the economy due to the impact of Covid-19. This is going to be the South Sudan’s first loan from the IMF.

As indicated by the IMF, preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, South Sudan had accomplished critical advancement because of improved political steadiness and an uptick in worldwide oil costs. Monetary development bounced back, swelling declined, and the swapping scale balanced out.

In any case, the pandemic and oil value stun made a serious financial interruption, prompting disintegration in the monetary and outside equilibriums, and a sharp decrease in development, switching some early gains from political security.

South Sudan economy is extended to contract 3.6 percent in financial year20/21, around 10 rate focuses underneath the pre-pandemic pattern.

Mr Mitsuhiro Furusawa said transparency on how theloan is spent will be known to the citizens of the country. He further State the need for the loan, saying there has to be revenue recovery for the country, the revenue generation of key products has been poor due to the impact of the coronavirus.