Western Equatoria State declares Friday farming day

Western Equatoria State declares Friday farming day

The Western Equatoria State government has declared and dedicated Fridays to agriculture as a way of battling food insecurity.

The decision came during a meeting of the state council of ministers meant to encourage government workers to engage in agricultural work as a means of combating hunger.

In a letter seen by The City Review, the State Ministry of Labour, Public Service, and Human Resource Development, Morris Bazia, designated Fridays as officially agreed-upon and devoted days for farming.

“Friday has been proclaimed an office day for agriculture, urging all government employees to participate actively,” a statement circulated among government departments stated.

The letter also detailed considered strategy, stating that heads of units would work on a half-day schedule that ended at noon, with emergency units being ready to respond to emergencies.

Government employees were required by the directive to get their hands dirty and start farming.

This ground-breaking initiative demonstrates the state government’s proactive approach to addressing the underlying causes of hunger, encouraging self-sufficiency, and supporting environmentally friendly farming methods.

With Friday now synonymous with farming in Western Equatoria State, the battle against hunger has reached a new frontier. It announces a promising era of food security and prosperity for its citizens.