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No money for civic education programs – Prof Akolda

Author : Staff Writer | Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015

The National Constitutional Review Commission says it has never received any money for civic education programs since its formation more than two years ago.

The chairman, Professor Akolda Maan Tier, says the commission received money for allowances only from the government.

He says the commission is also unable to convene seminars to gather the views of the people.

The commission was formed in 2012 to revise the transitional constitution within one year. But so far, it is has not produced a draft of the permanent constitution.

Prof Akolda says security is one of the challenges that have delayed the work of the commission.

“Things have not been done partly because of insecurity but mainly also because of lack of funding,” said Prof Akolda.

“The agencies which were helping us, I think are no longer here. We are not seeing them.”

Professor Akolda was speaking in Juba at a workshop of the national Gender Working Group and Women’s Empowerment Network.

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