Manytuil, UK delegation seeks avenue to mitigate floods

Governor Joseph Manytuil Wejang and the UK visiting delegation posed for a group picture after their meeting in the State General Secretariat Bentiu (Photo: Yien Gattuor Mead) 

Yien Gattuor Mead

The Governor of Unity State, Dr. Joseph Manytuil Wejang met with a visiting delegation from the United Kingdom led by Corin Robertson who is the Director General for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to explore avenues to mitigate devastating floods in the State.

The delegation was accompanied by Micheal Lillis, Humanitarian Team leader at UK Embassy-Juba.

The meeting emphasized on mitigating the overwhelmed floods through rehabilitation and construction of permanent dykes, delivery of healthcare and relief assistance to floods affected persons in Unity State.

The UK delegation also shared views and concerns with governor Manytuil, on issues of gender-based violence (GBV), Inter-communal conflicts, and recent conflict in Southern Unity, where they pledged to support peaceful transition and resettlement of IDPs.

In his remarks during the meeting, Governor Manytuil Wejang applauded UK delegation for their persistent support to the people of South Sudan, and Unity State in particular.

However, he appealed to the UK government to fund health sector in Unity State, mainly in Bentiu State Hospital. He said that after cutting of fund by Health Pool Fund (HPF), it has affected many Healthcare Units in the State.

Manytuil reiterated the commitment of Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU) to implement the peace agreement in letter and spirit.

The Unity State Governor further assured the delegation that his State government administration will deal with all criminals rapping women and girls.

The governor promised to punish anyone involved in raped case.

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