Juba, South Sudan,
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — South Sudan Vice President for Youth and Gender Cluster, H.E Rebecca Nyandeng Garang De Mabior, has announced the reopening of the face mask production and distribution center in Juba, according to her press Unit.
Inaugurating the event, Hon. Nyandeng commended the United Nations Development Programme in South Sudan (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other international partners which she referred as “Good Samaritans helping South Sudan government” in an efforts to contain covid-19 pandemic.
” Thanks to UNDP and USAID and also to other international partners for the significance support”, she said in a statement seen by Nyamilepedia.
” Although there may be signs of easing global COVID-19 restrictions, our office remains dedicated to providing communities across the country with simple yet effective protective resources, such as face masks, hand washing stations and soap that can help in slowing the spread of this deadly disease,” said H.E. Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior,
Hon. Nyandeang went on to announce the launch of a liquid soap making pilot project as part of COVID-19 response during the ceremony at Dr. John Garang International School, which houses the production facilities.
“The face masks made here are made by South Sudanese for South Sudanese,” H.E. VP Nyandeng emphasized.
She added that the center has been able to resume production of face masks and will support the safe reopening of schools for students, teachers and staff by inviting representatives from 5 schools around Juba to attend a launching ceremony and benefit from the first allocation of face masks.
For over 30 years, UNDP has been supporting the South Sudanese in their fight against poverty.
With the formation of the independent Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, UNDP established a Country Office and has been working all over the country to help build resilient and sustainable government institutions.