W. Equatoria State has granted 100m SSP to each of the state’s ten counties to boost education.
Western Equatoria State has granted 100 million South Sudanese pounds to each of the state’s ten counties to boost education.
Alex Didi, the state governor’s press secretary, told Juba Monitor yesterday that some county commissioners had already arrived in Yambio, the state capital, to get their portion of the allocation.
“The governor issued a letter for the release of 100 million to the ten counties, with each county receiving 10 million. The money has already been released, but it is now up to the county officials to come and retrieve their money, either in cash or by transfer to their accounts,” Alex said.
“As I talk with you, all of the county commissioners are here in Yambio capital, ready to collect the funds and return to their respective counties,” he continued.
The source further said that a committee comprised of county officials and chiefs has been formed to supervise how the funds are utilized.
“The document clearly specifies that this money will be used with the knowledge of the committee, which comprises the county commissioner, executive director, education director, paramount chiefs, and even the children’s parents,” he stated.
Alex told the audience that the governor and his executive body are ready to provide the people with the services they need.
He urged folks to stay together as the government continues to offer them with much-needed amenities such as education.
“People should unite, be peaceful, and avoid this problem of violence, ethnic divide, and party politics; let people collaborate and see what the administration will offer to them,” he encouraged.
According to the letter authorizing the distribution of the 100 million South Sudanese Pounds signed by Governor Alfred Futuyo Karaba, each county is entitled to a monthly allocation of SSP 5M, of which 4M is for paying teachers and the remaining for operating costs.
“The Western Equatoria state administration has given $100 million for the renovation of schools in ten counties.” “From this 100 million, each county will get 100,000,000 SSP,” said the letter received by NCMP in portions.
In order to increase enrollment, the governor directed school officials to urge more youngsters to enroll.
In addition, the directive reformed education fees for government institutions from elementary through secondary levels.
According to the decree, children in primary 1–3 would pay 1500 SSP, primary 4–6 would pay 2500 SSP, primary 7–8 would pay 5,000 SSP, and secondary students in grades 1–4 would pay 10,000 SSP.