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July 18, 2014 (JUBA) – The government of South Sudan has urged private and non-government organisations to employ at least 80% of South Sudanese nationals at all levels of the country.

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The South Sudanese Youth in Solidarity Conference in the capital, Juba, on 16 September 2013 (ST)

Speaking at an event to mark World Population Day, the undersecretary in the public service ministry, Hellen Achiro Lotara, accused NGOs of allegedly failing to observe employment rules.

“The practice that is happening in some of the organisations is that they employ many messengers, drivers and say we have already fulfilled the 80%,” said Lotara.

“But if you go and make those analyses, you will find that at the managerial level, it might be 1% or none. And that is what is happening. But we are working out things that such kind of things must stop. It is a real fight,” she added.

Although South Sudan has no data on unemployment rates in the country, more than 50% of its youth have reportedly not acquired basic skills and education.

Lotara, however, said her ministry was concerned that United Nations agencies allegedly preferred “experts” to South Sudanese nationals.

“We [South Sudanese] have qualified people. If they want a degree holder, we have them. If they want PhD, we have. I don’t know what experts they are looking for,” she said.

In the offing, Lotara disclosed, was a proposed labor bill that will ensure that government officials are included on selection for board for enrolling employees, NGOs, and other private sectors.

Josephine Napwon, the deputy minister of culture and youth, cited inability by poor parents to educate their children as a huge challenge.

She said the government was working to ensure all girls, with 6% cent enrollment in primary school and an overwhelming secondary dropout o 20%, becomes a priority.

“I grew up in boarding school and I really think it is where girls are well take care of,” Napwon said.

Forced marriage among girls and recruitment of males into armed groups were cited by officials as some of the key challenges facing the youth fraternity in South Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 19 July 2014 06:50, by Chol A.

    Just talks talks and no implementation, NGOs are now working in close ministries and those who got no anyone in ministries are left out.these NGOs who are now working here also involving in country politicle affairs and discriminated applicants.They categories South Sudanese by tribes and work with people of their interest and government’s not follow issues. Try to follow up youth are sufferings

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  • 19 July 2014 07:31, by Madina Tonj

    Well, I think the government has no Idea on how to create job for citizens in South Sudan. There is a nepotism and discrimination on job opportunity even most organizations operating in South Sudan are become corrupt too. It is true we are not defending Mr. Kiir Mayardit legacy but the people now are defending system of taking power by force thus, Kiir will not be elected again, he is lacking.

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  • 19 July 2014 20:34, by pata mike

    It is true the government is creating jobs: In the army youths are required to assist in fighting rebels. When the join, they will go to their early graves and more wil be conscripted. more will be recruited to replace the dead

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