By Godfrey Olukya 27-9-2012
South Sudanese are happy over Sudan and South Sudan reaching a deal that will allow oil exports from South Sudan through Sudan to resume.
‘We have been broke ever since our country stopped exporting oil through Sudan.’ said Jack Taban a south Sudan elder’s association chairman.’ If the exporting of oil resumes, life will become better. Government will get money to provide services.’ he added.
Ever since the export of oil stopped, south Sudan has been borrowing money to meet her budget obligations. Some services were affected due to shortage of cash and life had become a bit difficult for the citizens.
A university student in Juba, ‘Livingstone Kenyi said, ‘Since we are neighbors, we should cooperate. I am among the many south Sudanese who are happy over the two countries reaching an agreement.’
The presidents of the two countries, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan reached the agreement last evening after four days of talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
‘The two sides have reached ana agreement. They will soon sign it.’ said spokesman of Sudan foreign ministry, El-Obeid Morawah.
The two presidents who have been meeting since Sunday, are also to discuss the disputed border region of Abyei for which the two countries have clashed for in the past.