Barnaba Marial Benjamin

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Barnaba Marial Benjamin is the Information Minister of South Sudan.

As Information Minister of South Sudan

May 4, 2012: Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin says Government is working to contain price inflation

February 10, 2012: Barnaba Benjamin Marial lauds finance and economic planning ministry over the newly initiated measures. He says that the council of ministers have resolved not to cut the security and interior ministry's budget as the country prepares to announces austerity measures. "The new measures will not interfere with our security. The council resolved that there should be no reduction in salaries for the army and the police during this period.", Barnaba said.

September 8, 2011: Barnaba Marial welcomes Pakistani delegation led by Ambassador Seema Naqvi. The Minister also meets Editor-in-Chief of Pan African News and South African journalist Dr Snuki Zikalala in Juba.

August 19, 2011: One person died and two injured in an attack on the currency exchange center at Warrap forcing the official of Central Bank of South Sudan (CBoSS) evacuate the center to Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal state. Minister of information and official spokesman of the government, Barnaba Marial Benjamin confirmed the attack. The deadline to end the exchange process is set for September 1, 2011.

August 5, 2011: Directorate of Radio and TV in the Ministry of Information has received one new FM radio and two TV transmitters. This was announced by the Minister for Information, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin

July 28, 2011: Minister of Information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin confirms that the nation has established full diplomatic relations with Israel. The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit received an official communication from Israel confirming this. The two countries will open their embassies in Juba and Tel Aviv at ambassadorial levels shortly.

July 22, 2011: Minister Benjamin hosted a delegation of the Lau Nuer community from the greater Upper Nile in his office in Juba and called for a peaceful co-existence, stay united and work for the building of the country. He urged the various communities to participate effectively in the development of education, healthcare, roads and clean drinking water systems especially in the rural areas.

July 19, 2011: Minister Benjamin apologised to citizens of Western Equatoria State after the state’s referendum result was not produced in the Page 58 of the 'historic book', actually titled 'Birth of a nation', that was produced by the ministry to give thanks to all the ten states for having voted for the secession of the country. The State Governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro highlighted about this in the meeting with the Minister in Juba.

July 19, 2011: Minister Benjamin urged the states to disseminate information widely so that the citizens of the country and the international community can be adequately informed of the events and development projects in their respective states. The Minister hosted a meeting with a delegation from Jonglei state led by the Deputy Governor Hussein Mar.

July 12, 2011: Benjamin said that efforts are put for the nation to join international organizations and groups such as the United Nations, African Union, COMESA, IGAD, and the East African Community.

July 12, 2011: Benjamin said that Nile Petroleum Company has formed a joint-venture with an international oil marketing company to market South Sudan's crude oil.

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