By Bida Elly David
The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony has promised to construct healthcare clinic for the wellbeing of orphans.
The governor made the pledge following their official visit with the Mayor of Juba City Council to Stone International Orphanage in Gudele Block four (4) as planned in their general scheme of work on Tuesday.
The main aim of the visit was to show support and encourage children who live without their parents or relatives.
The two leaders were accompanied by interim SPLM Secretary General Peter Lam Both and the commissioner of Juba County, Charles Joseph Wani among others.
Speaking at the event, Governor Adil appreciated commitment of the administration in the center, and promised to stand with them in whatever circumstances.
He said South Sudan contained numbers of deserted street kids and children whose parents died as the results of conflicts in the country, thus there is need to support them in education and health services.
“We are going to construct for you a health clinic where it will be very easy to access medical services without facing difficulties or moving a long way seeking for medication at the public medical facilities. It is our mandate as a team to ensure that children in all orphanages across the Country receive proper care since they are the future leaders of this nation,” Adil said.
He commended Prophet Peter for bringing South Sudanese orphan together for safety and care at Stone International Orphanage home in Juba.
The governor said they would work hard to initiate agricultural projects in the name of the orphans, across the country for their nutritional support and to mitigate food shortages that requires donation from partners.
“The government is working towards improving cultivation to fight food shortage that hinder the lives of the orphans. We are committed to invest our efforts to provide food for our children in the orphanages,” he said.
For his part, the Juba City Mayor Michael Lado Allah-Jabu has also applauded Prophet Peter for taking care of the children at Stone International Orphanage center.
“Congratulation prophet Peter A.D for the establishment of the Orphanage Project Centre in Juba. The initiative is a land mark to transform our children from joining criminal groups that will later threaten the community. Continue with the spirit and we stand firm in supporting you,” Mayor Allah-Jabu said.