CES declares Friday half working day

CES declares Friday half working day
Emmanuel Adil Anthony governor of Central Equatoria State [Photo: CES Press Office]

The Central Equatoria State (CES) government has declared Friday half-working day.

The order was announced at the state’s Extraordinary Council of Ministers’ Sitting, chaired by Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony on Friday.

Wayi Godwill Edward, Central Equatoria State Minister of Cabinet Affairs, said the move is to enable all constitutional post holders and civil servants, serving in the state to embark on agricultural activities.

“CES Cabinets today declared Friday as a half-working day for all constitutional post holders and civil servants serving in the State to enable them aggressively embark on agricultural activities.”

According to Godwill, this will act as a remedy to food insecurity following the looming global economic crisis, which has adversely affected the market prices of some of the essential commodities.

“The cultivation season dubbed” Let us produce what we eat “is slated to commence simultaneously across the State on Friday, June 24th, 2022 till the end of the cultivation season.”

Mr. Edward further said that the people should embark on farming now in order to eradicate the looming hunger in the country.

He said there is good progress in the return of the cattle herders to their places of origin.

“With great concern that the passage of the herders is so far progressing well, and redirected those still roaming around to do so within the shortest period of time possible before the government pushes for tougher measures.”