By michiel Gai Tong
Canadians Ambassador to South Sudan Hon. Alan Hamson landed in Bor Town on Friday last week for four days official visit to Bor and Mingkaman. Mr. Ambassador toured Jonglei State Women Centre, Radio Jonglei and other government institutions including Bor State Hospital and particularly maternal complex.
“The purpose of my visit is to meet with humanitarians’ partners to see the context of their work meeting the basic needs of South Sudanese in Jonglei State and it neighboring States” Alan said
Ambassador added that he had interacted with humanitarians’ agencies, government officials, women organizations and other stakeholders to understand some of the projects that Canada is supporting to response to the ongoing crisis.
Alan said the recent major project that Canada had been implemented in Jonglei State is the construction of maternal complex that was initiated to improve the excess of health services to women in Jonglei State. He added that maternal complex facility is helping in reduction to the rate of maternal maternity in the community.
After his successful meeting with the women he told the reporters that the Canadians government is examining their programs for the next two years and putting priorities especially the areas of peacebuilding.
On the recently signed peace deal in Khartoum, the ambassador has briefed the government officials about the latest development in Khartoum Sudan.
“Canada is very keen to see the brighter future for South Sudanese women and girls, men and boys; we are working with all sides to encourage them to find a political solution to the crisis” Mr. Hamson added.
Canadians embassy has been providing funding to Search for Common Ground, Human Development Consortium and UNHCR organizations which have been training women on trauma healing, participation in media for gender equality and many other technical skills at Bor women centre.