EE gov’t lifts temporary suspension placed on NGOs and UN agencies
Eastern Equatoria government has lifted a temporary suspension it placed on the operations of UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations in the state.
The directive came into effect on Saturday 12th June 2021
Two weeks ago, governor Lobong directed all United Nations agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations in Torit County to suspend operations for a week as it addresses the recent tensions between the youth (Monyiemiji) and humanitarian workers.
Recall that the Eastern Equatoria State governor Louis Lobong Lojore while urging youth to exercise restraint, says humanitarian organizations will resume operations in Torit County as soon as a probe into youth grievances is completed.
The growing tensions have led to the assault of humanitarian workers in the area as the youths complained of unfair employment in Torit, Ikotos, and Lopit areas.
In mid-April, the state government formed an eight-member committee to listen to the grievances raised by a youth group, Monyiemiji Forum
The governor explained in the interview that the weak economy is a factor. He further broached that the government is unable to pay a good salary that can sustain the lives of the employees and yet the cost of living is high.
So the only source that pays good money is the NGOs and everybody wants to work with NGOs.