JUBA (HAN) March,11.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. A three-day conference is underway for participants to come up with a 500-days development plan for South Sudan’s Yei River state government.
The event, under the theme, “Together we can achieve”, consolidate roles being played by civil societies, development partners and development plans.
Participants are expected to deliberate on the importance of planning in resource allocation, effective service delivery, church and civil society roles in development.
While officially opening the workshop, the governor of Yei River state David Moses Lokonga advised the participants to work as a team in order to develop a vision for services and development of the state.
“My fellow participants, I would like to urge you that today is a special conference that is actually to bring you together to set a destiny and prepare a journey where you are going. In this, you can be able to define the state and see other things that you are going to do to reach your destiny,” the governor told the participants.
“There is no time to be wasted. The challenges that are ahead of you will be turned into opportunities,” he added.
The three-day conference attracted four county commissioners, mayor, ministers, directors, bishops, civil society representatives, youth and several women groups.