President Salva Kiir has directed the ministry of defense and veteran affairs to increased the salaries and allowances of the army in order to equipped them well to carry out their work according to the South Sudan Presidential Press.
Kiir was speaking during the closing ceremony of the 7th command council conference that concluded at Defense General Headquarters on Monday in Juba.
The command council conference held under the theme, SSPDF transformation and challenges of implementing the revitalized peace agreement, aimed to brief the army on the status of the revitalized peace agreement with focus on the transitional security arrangements and drawing strategic defense security review in line with the peace deal.
He directed the army to fully comply with the resolutions and recommendations reached by the council. He further urged the army to work towards transformation of the professional army.
President Salva Kiir directed the ministry of defense and veteran affairs to ensure that the army is well equipped and given adequate facilities to carry out their work, and to also have their salaries and allowances increased, the President concluded.