This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
The acting Governor of Central Equatoria State Manasseh Lomole made the appeal on Monday at the first Independence Anniversary celebrations in Juba.
Lomole said lack of human resources had greatly hampered development in the state despite stable peace.
“Our appeal as people of Central Equatoria State is that our people in the Diaspora should come back home as we need their skills, talents, technologies and experiences for the development of our nation”, said Lomole.
He cited security improvement, development of road infrastructure and telecommunications networks as key development indicators in the first year of independence.
Lomole called for collective responsibility in addressing the internal and external challenges facing the new country.
“We can achieve the rapid economic growth of our country when we work hard together. Participatory approach is the key to the sustainable development of our country”, he said.
He expressed hope that the new nation shall prosper despite the daunting socio-economic challenges.
The acting Governor at the same time called on the citizens to work hard to develop the new nation.
He also praised the leadership of Salva Kiir, referring to the president as the Joshua of South Sudan.