Simon Kun Puoc, a governor in newly formed South Sudan, has tasked the youth in his region with fighting poverty. The governor stressed to the people the importance of taking the initiative in their lives, asking them to rely on their own abilities and hard work instead of begging. He praised the work and efforts of women in providing food for the family, many of whom work year round in agriculture to pay for their children's school fees.
The governor cited the work of the youths in the country's liberation movement as an example of what they can do when they pull together. Now, Governor Kun has asked these same youths to direct their attention to their new country's development. South Sudan president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has also called upon his people to invest in food production, believing that agricultural production is what will end poverty in the country.
With the emergence of South Sudan, it will be interesting to see if they can be successful in eradicating poverty in their country. By developing infrastructure throughout the country, youths will have a greater opportunity to combat poverty. The South Sudan government appears to be insistent on providing the solutions to poverty through their own hard work, which could provide a positive example for other countries in similar situations.
- Michael Kan
SOURCE: Sudan Tribune