Feb 22, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Struggling with man-made catastrophe, South Sudan government has opened doors to friendly countries to contribute expertise to help in nation building.
The friendly countries, which include Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and recently Egypt are employed in various government sectors from civil service to military operations.
Joining Ugandan nationals, who are working officially in South Sudan, a team of 7 Kenyans have arrived on Tuesday in Juba under IGAD regional initiative to enhance South Sudan national development – one of many agreements the government has signed with the neighboring countries.
Welcoming the Kenyan nationals, South Sudan’s acting minister of Labour, Miss Awut Deng, said their coming to work in South Sudan demonstrates firm commitment of the Republic of Kenya to help South Sudan in State building, peace and development.
“Your presence here demonstrates your firm resolve, commitment and determination to support South Sudan in its journey of state-building and nation-building, peace and development,” said Awut Deng, on Tuesday during a mini-welcoming party for the Kenyan nationals.
Awut appreciates Kenya for their continued support to contribute to South Sudan under Salva Kiir government.
“As a government, we are very grateful to your continued support to contribute towards the enhancement and development of the civil service in South Sudan.” She said.
The minister explained that the Kenyan nationals will be oriented for two weeks after which they will be deployed in key sectors across the country from Juba to Aweil and Kwajok, the hometown of President Salva Kiir and Gen. Paul Malong Awan.
According to the agreement, the Kenyans will lend “expertise” in health, aviation, public finance and human resource management.