South Sudan Set To Benefit From US $ 2.24 Million Grant

The University of Juba would be a beneficiary institution in addition to being a provider of training services for the project. [Gurtong | File]

The grant from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) will benefit the Bank of South Sudan, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, the National Audit Chamber and the University of Juba will have their staff trained.

South Sudan Capacity Building Project Coordinator, Mr Peter Juma said the three year project implementation would provide training in public financial management, fiduciary management, corporate governance, auditing, accounts and executive leadership training.

Juma said that, the University of Juba would be a beneficiary institution in addition to being a provider of training services for the project while the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development will oversee the implementation.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a five-day capacity building workshop on executive leadership for staff drawn from the five beneficiary institutions, government ministries, commissions and the states in Juba.

He disclosed that the purpose of the workshop was to improve communication from the top management to the junior staff in addition to imparting leadership skills to the participants with a view to improving service delivery in the beneficiary institutions.

He said that the project would undertake a comprehensive training needs assessment in all the 10 states, adding that the project has a graduate program which would enable senior civil servants to pursue masters’ degrees; it was working with the University of Juba to update its fiduciary management curriculum besides sponsoring three members of staff annually for masters’ degrees.

The ACBF, which was established in 1991 and has its headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe works to provide a holistic approach towards capacity building in Africa.

Deng Chol, the advisor to the national Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, said the project was designed to strengthen skills and competencies of public sector managers in macro-economic and public financial management.

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