This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
“I would like to thank our organized security forces for their hard work and patriotism in protecting Upper Nile State citizens and their properties from all forms of security threats both internally and externally,” Hon. Chol Dep Kier, the acting speaker said on Wednesday when the Assembly opened for its second session this year.
The session was attended by State Governor Simon Kun Puoch, the Leader of minority group Hon. Juliano Nyawello Dak, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) State Coordinator Madam Deborah Schein, the state advisors, the state ministers, commissioners, members of the August House and representatives of the international diplomatic corps.
“The Assembly recognizes the positive contribution made by our sons and daughters who have responded to the presidential amnesty to contribute toward the post conflict reconstruction of the Republic of South Sudan,” hon. Chol said.
He called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to improve the standard of living of the people.
The State Assembly through its speaker applauded the contributions of women, humanitarian agencies such as UNMISS and the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) for helping the people in various ways.
The speaker cited the challenges facing the state Assembly as inadequate furniture, office equipment such as computers and language barriers as the country has shifted from Arabic to English as the medium of instruction.
The Assembly urged the state government to work transparently in order to fight corruption and promote peace and unity among the sons and daughters of the state.
Governor Kun promised to cooperate with the Assembly on issues of service delivery to the citizens so that change is realized in terms of development.
The Governor also called upon the members of the Legislative Assembly to work towards successful fulfillment of the promises they (state politicians) made to citizens.