By Mary Poni
The governor of Central Equatorial State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony has promised to cash in about 20 million South Sudanese Pounds for the construction of secondary school in Nyepo Payam of Kajo-Keji County.
He made the pledge on Wednesday during his visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gaderu and Kansuk Bomas of Nyepo payam who fled their homes due to the armed herders’ violence that left 27 civilians dead in Kajo-Keji.
Governor Adil and part of his state government are in the county since Monday to mourn with the bereaved families of the murdered civilians and also to ensure that the armed herders vacate the area.
The Central Equatoria State governor went on the ground to witness the situation of the people of Kajo-Keji after the incident of cattle herders that devastated the county.
In his tour of the IDPs across the county, Adil not only witnessed the suffering of the people from the hands of their fellow countrymen/women (cattle herders), but also discovered that there is need to rejuvenate the education sector across the State and particularly in Kajo-Keji.
“Notably as part of fulfilling his previous promise on rejuvenating the education sector across the State, the Governor also made a pronouncement of 20,000,000 South Sudanese Pounds for a construction of a public school in (Nyepo) Payam following a foundation stone he had earlier laid”, the governor’s office revealed in a statement.
Adil then instructed the County Commissioner of Kajo-Keji, Phanuel Dumo to immediately contract an engineer to accelerate the process as soon as possible comes next month.
The governor further encouraged the people of Nyepo community to remain strong despite of the recent unfortunate incident that led to the loss of lives and displacement of people.
“People should continue rallying behind the Revitalized Peace Agreement under the stewardship of H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit,” Governor Adil urged.
He made the remarks on Wednesday while addressing the IDPs who are currently camping in Gaderu and Kansuk Bomas of Nyepo Payam in the aftermath of the Kajo-Keji massacre perpetuated by the Bor Cattle herders.
He said that his government, together with the humanitarian partners shall remain committed in soliciting humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable population as the situation remains terrible on the ground.