Deputy Governor Forms Crisis Management Committee In All Counties

Hon Sapana Abui, Deputy Governor Western Equatoria State. [File]

Hon. Sapana Abui said in each county, the Sub-Committee has three members headed by the commissioner while the State CMC has five sub-committees given different tasks in areas of coordination, humanitarian affairs, defence and security.

He said that they officially launched the mobilisations and distributed forms for registration of new and old soldiers from the ten counties. “This time, the promotion in the army would be based on merit plus qualifications in physical, medical and educational fitness,” he said.

The deputy governor reiterated the call upon the youth to use this “golden opportunity” to join the national army and even undergo training for personal defence.

“The community is responding well to the mobilisation and there are good numbers of youth already registered and some counties have already started with the preliminary trainings.  The figure is yet to be compiled in all the places,” he said. 

Hon. Abui disclosed that those who will pass in the preliminary trainings and screening will be taken to Yambio for further trainings.

He said the state is proud and committed to meet the target of five thousands recruits and more in few weeks to come.

The Deputy Governor on Thursday visited Ezo County purposely to form the Crisis Management Committee and mobilise the youth to join the national army. He also urged Ezo Community to continue farming in order to boost food security and go back to school to reduce ignorance.  

He told residents that general security in the country is improving as the national government is now in full control of Bor, Bentiu and Malakal towns which have been in the rebel hands. 

According to Abui, the current slogan of South Sudan is “One Nation, One People” and he urged the citizens to be vigilant and report any suspect to the authorities.

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