February 24, 2011 (JUBA) – Eastern Equatoria state high delegation compromising of 13 members, visited Yambio, the capital city of Western Equatoria state to attend a two days conference on issues pertaining the constitutional progress.
Micheal Lopuke (gurtong)
In an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, the state minister of education, science and technology Michael Lopuke said that the panel includes state ministers, parliamentarians, representative of the civil society, youths and women.
Lopuke explained that, the aim of the mission was to discuss post-referendum issues and to examine how South Sudan, will stand on her own two feet.
“The high state government delegations need to tie permanent relationships between the two states”, he said.
The minister also told Sudan Tribune that the team will focus on the issues of good governance, economy and security concerns – most of which concern the Lord Resistance Army (LRA).
“We the government of Eastern Equatoria State are keen to share common goals and social services with Western Equatoria State to deliver efficient services to the communities of the both states”, the minister added.
He encouraged the citizens of South Sudan to leave tribalism and nepotism behind to pave the way for a successful new country.
“People of southern Sudan should instead create good relationship with the neighbouring states rather than causing violence that mostly results in instability and loss of life.
“We must put in our minds that there are many challenges ahead of us, so let’s by all means work for the betterment of our beloved country that has emerged from two decades of civil war”, he advised
The team was headed by the state minister of agriculture, Jerome Surur Gama, who told Sudan Tribune that in the workshop they discussed issues related to human rights and constitutional process.
Minister Jerome suggested that South Sudan should be formed under a federal system of governance and that the team should promote a review of the representation of the state in the constitution.
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