Juba, South Sudan, June 04, 2021 – The Deputy Governor of Upper Nile State James Tor Monybuny has met President Salva Kiir at his office in Juba to discuss the development at the state.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, Tor briefed President Kiir on activities being undertaken by the Upper Nile state government and SPLM particularly achievements and other issues affecting the government and recommendations.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Speaking to reporters without borders after the meeting, Mr. Tor said the President encouraged the State Government to work in collaboration and for peace to deliver services to the people in the State.
Tor said Kiir assured him that the government is doing all it can to ensure the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Tor said they are working hard to ensure that peace comes in Upper Nile State.
Upper Nile State, like any other state in South Sudan, has a range of humanitarian challenges. Earlier this year, research published by REACH, a humanitarian organization, some of the crises are compounded by information gaps on humanitarian needs.
“Information gaps on humanitarian needs in UNS exist due to different regional dynamics and access challenges throughout the state, resulting in barriers to humanitarian programming,” the organization said in its assessment report.
“To inform humanitarian actors working outside formal settlement sites, REACH has conducted assessments of hard-to-reach areas in South Sudan since December 2015. Data is collected on a monthly basis through interviews with key informants (KIs) with knowledge of settlements and triangulated with focus group discussions (FGDs),” it says.
REACH points this situation overview used this data to analyze changes in observed humanitarian needs between January and March 2020 across UNS. In this reporting period REACH covered all counties in UNS with the exception of Longochuk and Maiwut.