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Governors’ forum kicks off in Juba with focus on S. Sudan food security

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November 25, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ten states governors are converging in the national capital, Juba, for the 2nd Governors Forum 15 months after the country gained its independence from Sudan last year.

The office of the President on Sunday announced the gathering which will begin on Monday and run for four days.

The forum was created to avail an opportunity for the governors and their state governments to share and resolve on issues of importance and concern with the national government. The deliberations always touch on issues of governance, economy, security and development among others.

However, the core discussions for this 2nd forum are expected to dwell on food security and how to promote agricultural activities across the ten states.

South Sudan is dependent on food commodities imported from the neighboring countries including Sudan despite its vast arable land that can produce food to feed its population which is less than 10 million.

The event is organized by the office of the president with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

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  • 26 November 2012 07:29, by Mr Equal

    This is most important issue and Iam glade to hear this. I hope it will make deferent in lives of citiezen of south sudan all.

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  • 26 November 2012 07:32, by Jalaby

    Thieves, you’ve to get it right, your food is coming from Sudan, unless you stop playing dirty game with us and stop plotting evil activities against then we will never open that border and you will stay hungry (Ja’an - Mohawy) all the time and day!!

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    • 26 November 2012 07:48, by Mr Equal

      Mr Jalaby
      The jaan you talking about is a man made problem and it will stop. But,in reallty there is no hungry in south sudan. If government stop creating problem between comunities because of political deferences they have,I think south sudan will be more batter plce to live in than north-sudan.

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    • 26 November 2012 07:50, by Bol Pur

      Anyway, who will blame you as your name suggest Arab but your South Sudanese. Who told you South Sudan get food from Sudan? Do Sudan have agriculture? What can come out from desert, people that has been curse by God due killing innocent people with name of "god" cult for that matter. NCP has been stealing from Sudan all these times what have take of that. You need oil that why you demand higher.

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    • 26 November 2012 08:03, by George Bol

      Jallaby,
      Do you think you can not be trace? my friend, you are from the south Sudan but a weak heart who love to talk about time and live jallaba with dry wood on your shit.

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    • 26 November 2012 15:16, by Mapuor

      Cordial relations are beneficial to both producers and consumers.Not the whole of South Sudan is dependent on food imports,there are locations that are food secure.Where on earth will Sudan sell its dura which is only consumed in Sudan and South Sudan.Eritreans and Ethiopians eat teff.Central Africans eat cassava,Libyans and Egyptians eat wheat.OK next year South Sudan will be self reliant.

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  • 26 November 2012 15:35, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    This forum produces nothing, n it is of no use if nothing improves down in states. Corruption is rampant, insecurity is on high increase daily. States like Warrap n Lakes are poorly managed with their Governors, the most corrupt n with nothing to initiate, or implement. Nothing to show for being Governors.

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