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UNICEF trains South Sudan water managers


January 29, 2008 (JUBA) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) staged a training course for the personal working in water resources managements as part of strengthening water, hygiene and sanitation institutions..

UNICEF and GOSS are conducting a three weeks intensive capacity-building of 32 senior and intermediate GOSS personnel in the management of water resources to ensure effective delivery of water to millions of people in Southern Sudan, mostly women and children who currently do not have access to safe drinking water as a result of two decades of war that ended in 2005.

The training is considered crucial for saving the lives of children exposed to the dangers of water borne diseases and a step forward for a sustainable development of water programmes, UNICEF director in Southern Sudan said.

The training programme, costing $230,000, will equip the participants with management knowledge to plan, coordinate and monitor water and sanitation programmes and emergency preparedness and response as well as easy to use and high impact participatory methods and tools used for the promotion of community based water supply, hygiene and sanitation.

In Southern Sudan, only 60 per cent of the population has access to safe drinking water and just 7 per cent practice good hygiene and sanitation, putting millions of lives – e specially women – and children in danger of water borne diseases

A Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) undertaken in 2005 emphasized the extreme weakness of capacity in the water sector to deliver services. It is against this background that UNICEF recognizes the urgent need to support capacity building of the GOSS water managers to reverse the effects of Sudan’s 21 years of war.


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  • 30 January 2008 05:37, by John Amule de Lokolong

    Well done UNICEF our brothers,sisters and parents were dying because of water born disease,Mr Goss can you imagine the contribution of unicef to your own people so now why dont keep encoursging people to build more water sources so that your people can have better sanitation and Life.such kind of poverty are the major problems that Goss need to open eyes on them.all to kick them out is promotion of good facilities to SS citizens.

    • 30 January 2008 15:05, by Trueson of Southerner

      Mr Amule, you are sometime seen to be reasonable person among the southerners intellectuals, but we are doubting of you, the way you expressed your views made you to be the leader of Korokoro indegeneous organisation of Equatoria.
      Let me reminded you once more,that UNICEF was not coming alone to southern Sudan but through GOSS,so you congratulate the GOSS for thier efforts to bring more development to the country.

      • 31 January 2008 06:38, by John Amule de Lokolong

        Mr unknow without their presenataion to help the people of SS did Goss attempt to check help from them.how much is written in the article as contribution of Goss to their side or when did Goss asked them to help his own people.Mr you are acting far in my mind,you better metamorphosis yourself,dont call me in your dream words am Amule Son of brave Lokolong

        • 31 January 2008 10:25, by Trueson of Southerner

          Mr Amule,your father lodongong was not brave in fighting the human being but he was brave in fighting the rats,so don’t tell me i know already.
          where were you during the hot days if you are brave or are you Cdr Thomas or Cdr Jadallah ? cowrad!
          UNICEF was came through GoSS If you don’t know the son of coward Lokolong.

          • 6 February 2008 03:46, by John Amule de Lokolong

            Fuck off you bloody crazy big criminal hiding your indentity are you in NS enjoying your salve company or servant

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