By Deng Kooch Diing
The authority of Twich East Highland has distributed nonfood items to the locals who have been affected by rains, and are in dire needs of humanitarian assistant.
Among the items distributed are; Mosquito nets, Plastic Sheets, Soaps and blankets in highly concentrated areas starting from Ziam Ziam, Jorwach, Ayeth-Gak, Biothagaany, and Pannhial.
Twic East has a population scattered in small highlands since the flood devastated all the Payams Headquarters where schools are built on in 2020.
Lith Payam Population that lived in Toc(wetlands) is 2954, Nyuak Payam 2763, Ajuong 2158 and Pakeer 4200 bring the total number living in Highlands to 12,075, this is exclusive of those living in Payam centers at home.
These figures comprised of local residences from various payams of the county, and traders that came from neighboring Counties as far as traders from East Africa Countries of Kenya and Uganda.
Speaking at Ayeth-Gak Primary School after inauguration, The Commissioner said that the children living in areas far from town deserve the right to Education in line with provision of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction together with humanitarian partners.
Education Portfolio and Partners has it that up to 10 Children living in one locality in IDPS or Host places, has the right to education in line with provisions and Mandate of ‘Education in Emergency’ (EiE).
The Commissioner at the same time outlined that his visit rested in realization of late John Garang Vision of Taking Town closer to People rather than taking people to town.
Late Hero Dr. John Garang, a man who dedicated the most resourceful years of his youth had once said that South Sudan is a Country born running, and that the young nation will begin where the world is both on development and education’ we will take town to people instead of people to town.
On his part, the Head of County Head Department CHD Dr. Chol Leek Deng said that there is a need for those residing in Highlands to benefit from medicines like those living in dry lands.
To achieve this objective, we have dispatched a team of Mobile Clinic to various Highlands of Toch.
Mobile Clinics would be there to treat people living on each Highland for 21 days and switched to different Highlands on mobile bases as there are no permanent hospitals for treatment and the fact that these areas are somehow far apart.