Indian embassy directs investors to engage in community services
By Kidega Livingstone
The Indian embassy in Juba has directed all the Indian Investors and business people to actively take part in community services.
Ambassador of India to Juba, SD Moorthy gave the directive on the Eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day celebration at the Embassy premises yesterday.
He said Indian faith Based Society and business community should focus on helping schools, orphanages and destitute centers in Juba and other parts of the country.
“The services of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate to the needy in the country are worth mentioning. I thank the humanitarian assistances rendered by Trinity and Tristar groups in the country and I request the entire business establishment in Juba to actively take part in community welfare measures to help schools and orphanages in the country,” Moorthy said.
He also urged the Indian community in the country to abide by the local rules and regulations, saying the South Sudan government is trying to streamline the system for the two communities to cooperate.
“Please take all precautions of your personal safety because some criminal elements targeted our businesses in Juba and with the help of the vigilant security men the attempt was foiled,” he warned.
Moorthy appreciated the Indian forces in United Nations Mission in South Sudan [UNMISS] for actively participating in the social welfare front apart from their peace keeping mission.
He emphasized that Indian Embassy is doing its best to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two counties. He said recent trip of the Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga to Indian was to lobby for Indian investors in order for them to come and invest in the country.
He appealed to the Indian employers to be solely responsible for the Indian workers they have brought to work in their companies.
“We heard some of our people are in destitute state and could not go back to India for various reasons. We could be grateful if such cases are brought to our notice and we would try to help them,” said Amb. Moorthy.
“I would request all you to care of your health and request all Indian national to register with Indian embassy,” he added.