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Britain pledges support for Central Equatoria State youths

Juba, South Sudan,

June 05, 2021 – The British government has pledged to support the Central Equatoria youths through the implementation of capacity-building and empowerment programs.

Britain pledges support for Central Equatoria State youths
A delegation from the British Council at the office of the Central Equatoria State Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony (photo credit: Central Equatoria State Gubernatorial Press Unit)

On 4th June, senior officials from the British Council led by Director for British Council in South Sudan, Mr. Nigel Tallantire paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Governor of Central Equatoria state Emmanuel Adil Anthony.

The visit was one of the many the Central Equatoria Government received from diplomatic missions in June after officials from the Chinese Embassy also paid a courtesy visit to the office to discuss investment opportunities.

In a statement published on the gubernatorial press unit’s Facebook page, Adil and the visiting officials widely discussed the general activities of the British Council and how best it can expedite its scope of operations across the state.

According to a statement published by the Central Equatoria press unit, the British council country’s Director, Mr. Nigel Tallantire confirms the organization’s commitment towards collaboration together with the state government authorities to improve the customary justice system by supporting the local communities and courts with the necessary skills.

Nigel reportedly told Mr. Adil that they are also readily available as an organization to offer youth programs aimed to develop them with leadership skills and development training at all local levels to enhance their participation in active politics and skill development teachers across the state.

In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, Adil appealed to the British Council leadership to expand its scope of operations across the state to reach the vulnerable groups whose suffering has captured government attention due to rampant insecurity engulfing the state.

Adil assured the British Council of his unconditional support towards the conduct of their operations across the state and assured them of unhindered humanitarian access.

The Governor said he would also like to see the British Council working closely with the other state government in collaboration with concerned ministries.

Youths in South Sudan constitute approximately 75% but despite their skills and talents, the majority are unemployed and the government has done very little to empower them.

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