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Governors call for revival of agricultural schemes

Authors: Charles Wote | Woja Emmanuel | Published: Monday, November 29, 2021

Emmanuel Adil Anthony, Governor of Central Equatoria State (L), Alfred Futuyo Governor of Western Equatoria [centre] and Louis Lobong Governor of Eastern Equatoria during the 5th Governors Forum in Juba. Credit: Charles Wote/Eye radio

The 5th Governor’s Forum has recommended allocation of funds to revive the agricultural schemes in the country.

There are about eight agricultural schemes in South Sudan – including, Aweil Rice Scheme, Nzara Complex, Mangala and Melut Sugar Schemes.

Others are the Upper Talanga Tea Project in Torit, Watoka Coffee and Tobacco plantations in Yei.

The schemes were reportedly abandoned due to the outbreak of the 21-year civil war in the 1980s.

Thus, the delegates believe reviving them will boost the economy.

Dr. Leben Nelson Moro, a rapporteur at the Governor’s Forum, who read out the resolutions on Monday in Juba.

He says the governors recommended that the national government should allocate funds to revive the farm schemes in the country.

“Allocate funds to revive the farm schemes in the country such as Nzara Complex, Mangala and Melut Sugar Schemes, Aweil Rice Scheme, Upper-Talanga Tea Project, Watoka Coffee, Watoka Tobacco, Katire Timber, Gilo, Tonj Kenaf, Yirol Oil Mill and others,” said Dr. Nelson.

The 5th Governors forum – which concludes today – is under the theme “role of states and special administrative areas in the implementation of R-ARCSS for peaceful, stable and prosperous South Sudan.

The forum was organized by the office of the President in partnership with the UN Development Program or UNDP.

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