Adil pledges 20 million SSP for school rehabilitation in Yei

Central Equatoria State Governor Emmanuel Adil Athony arriving at Yei Freedom Square to grace the South Sudan 11 independence anniversary celebration in Yei River County on Saturday 9 July 2022 (Photo: James Innocent)

By James Innocent

The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony together with the Director General for Education Science and Technology Amule Felix Sosten pledged donation of 20 Million South Sudanese Pounds for rehabilitation of Kinji boarding secondary school in Yei River County.

He made the pledge on Saturday during the Central Equaroeia State’s event to mark the 11 anniversary of South Sudan in Yei River County.

The pledge for the construction of Kinji boarding school Yei River County of Central Equatoria State was promised earlier by the State authority.

“We came with the Director General of Education, Amule Felix to Yei for the independence and they are pledging 20 million South Sudanese pounds cash on hand to the contractor to start the renovation of the buildings of Kinji boarding secondary school,” announced Governor Adil during his independence speech in Yei on Saturday.

Adil stated that after completing Kinji boarding senior secondary school the government of Central Equatoria State will look into the rehabilitation of Yei Girls Senior Secondary school since it was closed and destroyed during the conflict.

He said they will forward to the Ministry of Education so that they also renovate the school which is the best recognized school in Yei River County.

The Governor’s pledges came in as result of the call from the women representative of Yei River County Mama Hawa Adams and school children who turned up for the independence celebration on Saturday facilitated by plan international for the commemoration. 

Governor Adil also called on the Counties’ Commissioners and chiefs to look into people who force their young girls to marry to face the law stressing that the young girls are the future of this new nation south Sudan.

“So parents should not sell their daughters rather they should focus on agriculture to prevent the looming hunger around Central Equatoria region and Yei at large” he told the jubilant crowds in Yei on Saturday.

The Central Equatoria State together with the State and National Ministers received many applauds and cheers after announcing the 20 million South Sudanese pounds for the rehabilitation of Kinji boarding senior secondary school in Yei.

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