Archive for June 19, 2016

Infrastructure, services and the environment of Juba city

Posted: June 19, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, Lino Lual Lual

By Lino Lual Lual, Juba, South Sudan

Juba

June 19, 2016 (SSB) — Infrastructure and service provision are failing to keep pace with the expanding town, existing structures are under growing pressure and in many areas they are deteriorating. State authorities have been reluctant to expand infrastructure and the provision of public services in the belief that doing so might encourage an even greater influx of people into Juba. In fact, the factors influencing migrants’ decision to come to Juba are more complex. While improvements in access to services in rural areas and in smaller state capitals might one day have the effect of reducing the number of people coming to Juba, this is unlikely to be a major incentive for existing residents to leave.

There is a general view that services in Juba are better than in the rest of Southern Sudan. Certainly, compared to many other states, basic services are overall more readily available and most investment in the South Sudan has focused in and around the town. Several government-run primary health clinics have been built, private health centres and pharmacies are burgeoning, the government has supported the expansion of the Juba Day secondary school and the town hosts a university. However, the benefits of these improvements are not shared equally among Juba’s inhabitants. Water points are not being maintained, health clinics are short of staff, equipment and medicines and government schools are overcrowded and lack trained teachers. Private Service provision is growing, but few can afford to pay for school fees or drug treatments.

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By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor-Jonglei State

Gen. Wal AThieu posted with Defence minister and other generals during the launching of second phase construction of Bor-Juba road 29th January 2015 Picture by Mach Samuel

Gen. Wal AThieu posted with Defence minister and other generals during the launching of second phase construction of Bor-Juba road 29th January 2015 Picture by Mach Samuel

June 19, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan’s Government of Jonglei State has appreciated the loyalty and patience of state civil servants for not striking despite the 3 months salary having not been paid.

The civil servants of Jonglei state various institution have never stroked over salary except the staff of Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and technology who strike last week and promise to keep the university doors close for the rest of the months until the conditions are met. The staffs were striking to be paid three months salaries, allowances and improvement of other working conditions.

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Wise-lust

Posted: June 19, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems.

By Riak Marial Riak

Reverence you said bring wisdom,

not concentration you givest in the learning

Impalpable we sayest you wisdom,

Manie ere long see you dispearing in kingdoms like

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David Mayen Ayarbior, Press Secretary in the office of the VP

wani igga

Former SPLM SG, NLA Speaker, and Current VP, James Wani Igga

June 19, 2016 (SSB) — On Thursday June 16 the Vice President, H.E. James Wani Igga made a short two-day visit to Easter Nile State. The main purpose of the visit was to brief the population about implementation progress in the peace agreement as-well-as to acquaint himself with the overall economic environment in the state. His high level delegation included the (Federal) Minister of Finance Hon. Deng Athorbei, (Federal) Minister of Trade Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau and the Governor of Eastern Nile State Hon. Chol Thon, among others.

VP’s tight programme included visiting Palog oil fields and processing facilities, briefing the population of Palog, traveling to Renk where he made a field visit to a farm, food stores, gum Africa processing facility, and briefing the population. As all of the above is by now public knowledge since it was reported by media outlets, I would like to make the following observations about lessons we may learn from the visit and some policy recommendations.

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