Adil urges Wonduruba leadership to promote agriculture

Adil urges Wonduruba leadership to promote agriculture
The governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony. [Photo: CES Press]

Central Equatoria State Governor, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, has directed the coordinator of Wonduruba Payam to serve citizens diligently.

Adil told the coordinator to encourage the locals to start food production to eradicate hunger and starvation in the Payam as calm returns in the area.

“Governor Adil also urged the coordinator to rally the locals to embark on agriculture to promote food security and assured the people of Wonduruba of his administration’s commitment to supporting the coordinator in administering all his efforts to meet the aspirations of the locals.”

Adil directed him to link up the civilians with the military for trust and confidence to breed among the local population.

“Governor Emmanuel emphasised to the coordinator a need to prioritize civil-military relations to restore trust and confidence within the local population,” the statement continued.

In 2021, residents of Wonduruba Payam, Juba County were displaced by military clashes between government forces and the forces of the National Salvation Front.

The Bishop of Wonduruba Diocese of Central Equatoria Internal Province, Episcopal Church of South Sudan, Mathew Taban Peter, told Eye Radio the fighting resulted in the displacement of masses of civilians from Indiqini, Mongili and Malakal areas within the Payam.

“Some of them [IDPs] are trying to venture to the centre and the majority to the mountains and bushes,” Bishop Mathew disclosed,” said Mathew.

He said the civilians walked for five days to find safety at a place called Kuda, west of Juba to escape fighting.

He urged the NAS forces of Thomas Cirilo and the forces of South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) to resolve the matter so that the people could prioritise farming as a major source of livelihood so that commodity prices could fall.