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Adil, Mayen vow to end disasters by enacting bill

A group photo during the opening session of the workshop-EBC

By Bida Elly David

Central Equatoria State in partnership with the National Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management have jointly promised to speed up the implementation of the disaster, risk management bill to remedy natural and man-made disasters that have almost caused turmoil to the County.

This development arose during the opening session of a two day consultative workshop meant to deliberate on the risk Management Bill for Central Equatoria State.

Recently, some parts of South Sudan have been impeded by natural disasters such as flooding, droughts among many others that have contributed into environment pollution reciprocating into unending medical complications to citizens. Reports showed that cases of mortality have been witnessed as government could not take measures to manage and overcome risks.

Speaking during the opening session of the drill, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, the governor of Central Equatoria State reiterated his commitment to jointly invest much of their efforts with the national Minister of Humanitarian Affairs as well as the Juba city Council to ensure reduction of risks through its management in Central Equatoria State and the Country at large.

He commended the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs as well as other partners for having stood firm towards aiding the deliberation of the bill.

“I would like to appreciate the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management together with our partners for their coherent responses to some of the arising emergencies in the wake of the enormous disastrous occurrences across the country and I am affirming to you that my government is committed towards the implementation of the Bill once adopted for its operationalization,” he said.

At the same juncture, Peter Mayen Majongdit, the national Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management reaffirmed his ministry’s commitment in developing more robust disaster risk management policies that would eventually safeguard the people of South Sudan from any natural and man-made disasters and calamities hindering their lives at all levels.

Meanwhile, Peter Van Der International Organization for Migration (IoM) chief mission to South Sudan manifested their readiness towards supporting the state and the national government to meet their mandate.

“We are committed towards fulfilling our mandate with the government institutions and other stakeholders in availing safe and conducive strategies that will consolidate their sustained efforts on the management of disaster and risks in the Country,” he said.

The duo agreed to pave safety and healthy environment to be favorable for every South Sudanese in the nation thus showing interest for other friends who are overseas to come back for investment.

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