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No child soldiers in Torit State-Governor Oromo


Governor of Torit State, Tobiolo Alberio Oromo

By Thomas Lodovico Oryem

Torit State governor Mr. Tobiolo Alberio Oromo said there are no child soldiers in the State.


The governor said his government was working together with the partners such as United Nations Children Agency (UNICEF) to ensure that no child solider was recruited in the army.


“The government of Torit State is very keen on the issue of child soldiers, that’s why there is no any single child in the army,” Mr. Oromo said while addressing a team of UNICEF staff in his office.


The visiting team from Juba was led by Mr. Obia Ochieng the Chief Field Operation of UNICEF South Sudan.


Governor Oromo praised UNICEF team for coming to assess whether there was any child soldier in the army.


“We are pleased with the services being rendered by UNICEF in the field of education, health and others,” he said.


The governor assured the team of maximum security, saying all the schools across the state were functioning due to relative peace in the area. He urged UNICEF and other NGOs in the state to operate freely.


The Chief Field Operation of UNICEF South Sudan, Mr. Obia Ochieng said that their objective of the visit was to discuss with Torit State governor the issues regarding education, child protection, health and Wash.


In the meeting four line ministries such as health, education, gender and social welfare, and physical infrastructure hailed UNICEF delegation for their visit.


Each ministry elaborated on its respective challenges and appealed to UNICEF and other related partners to help government in implementing its policies.










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