MP calls for urgent peace for provision of services
Members of the Alumni Association in Juba during the dinner (Photo by Emmanuel Loro):
By Emmanuel Loro William
A Member of Parliament has urged the warring parties to bring back peace as soon as possible in order to create conducive environment for service delivery.
Mrs. Betty Achan made the call on Saturday in an interview with Juba Monitor while attending an alumni ceremony of Windle Trust International in Juba.
“South Sudanese are tired of War, we need peace as soon as possible,” said MP Achan, urging South Sudanese to put down arms and embrace peace and the national dialogue to settle the conflict.
According to Mrs. Achan, peace would “not come from outside, peace has no legs, it should be within us.”
The chairman of Alumni Association Mr. Elisama Wani Daniel said the purpose of the association was to give back to the community and impact change on the community through the knowledge they acquired from the scholarship.
Daniel said over 700 South Sudanese were benefiting from the Windle Trust Scholarship in different levels including Masters and PHDs.
The ceremony was for the beneficiaries of Hugh Pilkington Charitable Trust in Kenya; Uganda, and Sudan, and DAFI scholars and others sponsored for masters and PhD in the United Kingdom.
Windle Trust international came into existence in 2005 in South Sudan dealing with provision of education and in collaboration with girls’ education in South Sudan.
Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Sudan Mr. Khumbulani Dhlomo at the same event shed light on services that the MTN is providing in communication.
He said MTN is giving two percent of its profit to the host country to be used for education and health as part of giving back to the community.
According to Dhlomo, the company has a 21 day project in June every year where the employees go out to community to provide services in education.