Instead of celebrating imports, why can’t the CES governor address security issues, enhance road networks, and invest in mechanized farming?
Despite South Sudan’s wealth of resources and wide cultivable areas, the governor of Central Equatoria state recently began sales of imported food products.
How long will South Sudan continue to be mediocre? Isn’t it a waste of resources? It is self-evident that the first priority of any administration should be security and a good road network inside the nation to facilitate mobility.
Recently, NCMP highlighted how food is wasted on fields due to a lack of adequate roads to carry it to markets where it is required. Instead of squandering money, there is a lot of food in different parts of the equatorial region that can feed the whole country’s population.
Isn’t it past time for the government to seize the bull by the horns? According to the state’s Facebook page, Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony has started sales of various food items coordinated by the State Investment Corporation in collaboration with the State Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Investment.
The grand launch, themed “Delivering Quality and Accessible Products at Affordable Prices,” aims to create a competitive market that attempts to decrease the costs of basic commodities in a secondary way.
As several South Sudanese have correctly said, it is preferable to engage in highly automated agricultural techniques across Central Equatoria, particularly in Lainya, Kajokeji, Nimule, Lobonok, and other high yield crop-producing regions, thus activating the food chain processes. Youth jobs will be generated, and the state will celebrate exports rather than imports. South Sudan’s land is extremely rich, yet it seems that there are no clever and inventive minds in power.
Why should a government rejoice at the arrival of foreign goods? The administration is expected to utilize it as a palliative in order to accomplish the larger aim of producing and exporting. Nobody expects the government to hold an event in response to such an act.
According to the governor’s address at the occasion, the act’s goal is in accordance with the State’s strategic direction of making more vigorous efforts toward the recovery of the economy via subsidiaries of vital commodities in the free market economy.
Governor Adil also reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to pursuing more citizen-driven investment opportunities, and he urged the public to join the relevant government institutions in their efforts to provide effective service delivery to the local population, particularly the most vulnerable communities across the state.
Hon.Tereza Angelo Lazarous, CESIA/C, revealed that the company had bought three hundred and twenty-eight (328) tons of various food products from Uganda, including brown sugar, wheat flour, beans, and cooking oil.
Solving security issues, repairing roads, constructing drainage systems to prevent floods, and investing in automated farming techniques may be a longer path to a prosperous South Sudan, but it is the best one.