Over 104 solar panel installation to benefit CSO
Man installing alternative energy (photo credit; voltaic solar panels on roof)
By Kidega Livingstone & Sarah Kiko
The Civil Society Organizations and students from different institutions in Juba to benefit from the Solar Panel installation at Juba civic resource Centre.
The Solar panel that was installed by Democracy International with the help from USAID would give 24 hours power to run the computers and other devices in order to serve the people at the Centre.
Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday during the launch at Women Union, Project Planning Officer at the Center Mr. Omara Joseph Logborong Wani said that the project of power installation aims at empowering work of Civil Society while strengthening their activities.
“Before the establishment of this center civil society originations were facing many challenges in the area of networking and connection because of the limited facilities like computers and internet. The installation of the solar panels will boost our activities since there is enough power,” said Joseph.
He emphasized that with economic crisis and luck of funding to some of the Civil Society Organizations, hiring hotel has become very difficult saying the facilities will support the local organization in that areas.
He appealed to sustainability of the Centre. He said Democracy International should continue to supporting the center in order for South Sudanese especially the community to benefit from the Civil Society Organizations activities.
“For the sustainability of solar panel there is need for proper management because about two hundred people come here every day to benefit from the center and we also appeal to the Democracy International together with the US embassy for continuities of the support,” said Joseph.
In his part Hatem Bamehriz Chief of Party said that the State government and the entire communities should recolonized the existences of the solar panel since it is going to benefit many people.
“It is the important tools and we hope women will Utilized it,”said Bamehriz.
The Political and Human Rights Officer at US embassy, Charles Bentley said that the facilities that come from the American people should be used to bring peace in the Country.
He said donation of such facilities it is within the American policy in order to bring development in developing counties like South Sudan.
Jubek State Minister of Gender and Social Welfare Ms. Rose Lisok Paulino welcomed the initiative. Said warned that such facilities should be taken care of in order to benefit those who are coming behind(next generation)
Said it is the responsibility for every people residing in Juba because their family benefited from the centre.