Resilience Trust Fund to establish local solutions in Yei

By Hassan Arun Cosmas.

Resilience Trust Fund has started a two-year program in Central Equatoria state to establish locally driven solutions to address social cohesion and promote early recovery in the country’s former breadbasket areas such as Yei, Kajo-Keji, Lainya and Morobo Counties.

The group called for establishment of area reference to ensure effective planning and implementation of the project by monitoring and reporting on the project to involve the beneficiaries.

Commissioner of Yei River County, Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa, called for employment of youths from the localities to address issues of unemployment.

“One thing I want to request from you as you come to implement this project, as government we have another interest because of our inability to employ young men into the job, please allow young people even if you employ them for one, two or three months to get money out of this project,” said Kanyikwa.

He asked Resilience Trust Fund to recruit youths within the local areasif their qualifications could meet the requirements, terms and conditions of the organization.The commissioner encouraged the project to continue with its objectives to gain the resilience, reconciliation and stabilization in all four counties.

Episcopal Church Bishop of Yei, Levi Marandulu appreciated the project and said that it has come at the right time as the communities were facing challenges.

Levi regretted that the people in the area were divided because of the conflict that occurred in the county. He revealed that people of Yei were left without basic needslikeschools, healthcare centers and clean water.

Marandulu believed that the project would help the people in healing the trauma that was caused by unfavorable situation and negative consequences of the conflict.

“This project has come at the right time because it is going to heal the wounds that the people are nursing, and this program has come with a medicine so that our people will have hope of rebuilding their lives to see a bright future for them and their children,” said the Episcopal Bishop.

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