May 6, 2013 (BOR) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Jonglei state has declared that 10% of his monthly earnings will be given to South Sudan Red Cross as membership contribution to the charity body.
- Kuol Mangang Juuk (ST)
Kuol Manyang, while addressing celebrations to mark International Red Cross Day in Bor, also urged other members to emulate him as the organisation strives to manage disasters in the country.
He also reminded citizens of the important roles Red Cross and its international wing, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), played in assisting South Sudanese minors during the war days.
“Without assistance from these important agencies, majority of the then [lost] boys, many of who have now excelled, would have not made it”, said Manyang.
He said his government would consider the Red Cross in its annual state budget so as to keep the new organization active in the state.
“You have to register me as an individual Kuol Manyang, I will be paying one tenth of my income every month”, he said.
Formed in July 2011, South Sudan Red Cross has helped people affected by both natural and man-made catastrophes in Jonglei state as well as those wounded in conflict and the displaced.