South Sudan’s Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries has commissioned a study to streamline the livestock sector.
The ministry in collaboration with VSF Belgium has commissioned two leading veterinary experts to spearhead an assessment of the livestock epidemiology surveillance system, veterinary service delivery and organisational structures of the department in all the states in the country.
The one and half month exercise is expected to develop a report that will be presented to the government and development partners.
One of the consultants Dr Thomas Yatta Taban told Gurtong after a day-long workshop held at the Catholic Diocese of Torit on Wednesday that challenges affecting the livestock sector were comprehensively discussed. This, they said, will guide their study.
They disclosed that so far they have completed the assessment in Upper Nile and Eastern Equatoria states.
Lakes State will be next followed by Western Equatoria State while the remaining states will be covered by end of December.