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Jonglei: Twic East Commissioner calls for focus upon agriculture

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May 20, 2012 (BOR) - The Commissioner of Twic East County in Jonglei State has called on the residents of the county to tighten their belts and focus upon subsistence crops, in order to tackle the current food crisis.

Commissioner Dau Akoi Jurkuch made his statement at a community ceremony in Wuanglei, Nyuak Payam [district] on Sunday.

There is a worsening food crisis in South Sudan due to insecurity, an influx of refugees and failed crops.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have said that “If conflict continues to cause major population displacements and food prices keep rising, the report estimates that the number of people who are severely food-insecure could double.”

The FAO-WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment report shows that for 2012, 4.7 million people in South Sudan will be food-insecure. This is an increase of 1.4 million since last year.

The Governor of Lakes State, which borders Jonglei, on 16 May declared every Friday during this rain season as a half working day at all level in state government institutions, in order for employees to join their respective families in cultivating the land.

(ST)

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  • 22 May 2012 11:08, by akid malual

    thanks to the commission of Twic East. your present act and work can make different within your citizen. more focusing on wake up Juba on left behind longing begin effect on your freedom. Love John Garang. salva Oyee. Splm oyee. our south forces on the ground oyee. south sudan and hold citizen oyee.

  • 22 May 2012 13:10, by Ajaang Ajack

    Dear Sudantribune reporters, could you please make an effort to ensure that names of places are spelled correctly. The name WANGLEI is not Wuanglei as indicated in the article. I truly appreciate your public service.
    Ajaang A. Deng



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