News, Western Equatoria State

Norway Ambassador visits Yambio

By Alex Digi

Norwegian ambassador to South Sudan, Linken Nymann Benyman on Tuesday visited Western Equatoria State to assess projects funded by the Norwegian Government.

UN Food and Agricultural Organization [FAO] implements the projects.

Speaking to the media in Yambio, Ambassador Nymann said the Norwegian government also supports the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolutions of the Conflict in South Sudan.

“FAO is one of our major partners in this country; we are putting much effort around food security and other things that relate to food production,” she said.

According to the Ambassador, the support to the state includes, building relationship between farmers and cooperative society in order to put the future of South Sudanese to bring peace and prosperity.

The Norwegian envoy stressed that peace, security, and prosperity are what they hope for and are eager to support in the country.

“We need to see the implementation of the peace agreement speed up; we need to see people solving problems to secure peace; we need to see a really political engagement from the partners in the peace agreement,” Ambassador Nymann emphasized.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Western Equatoria State, Alfred Futuyo Karaba, appreciated the Norwegian government for supporting the farmers in the state.

Mr. Futuyo appealed to the Norwegian government to continue supporting the farmers by connecting them to markets, offering capacity training, and also supporting beekeeping farming.

Norway has been the major donor for humanitarian and emergency response in South Sudan.

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