Dutch delegates in Torit to inspect funded projects

Dutch delegates in Torit to inspect funded projects
Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore, welcomes the Dutch delegation upon arrival at Torit Airfield on 15/11/2021 (photo credit: EES Gubernatorial Press Press Unit)

A high-level delegation from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State, to inspect the projects funded by the Dutch government.

The activities being funded and run by the state government include water projects, food and security, and road rehabilitation from rural villages to towns.

Upon the arrival of the delegation yesterday, the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore, appealed to the development partners to shift from emergency assistance to development programs so that the state can have access to better roads and health services.

He said the state government was committed to the implementation of any development projects in the area, especially in food security.

Jan Huesken, Netherlands Head of Delegation and Deputy Head of Mission and Development Cooperation, said the visit was part of the Dutch government’s commitment to supporting projects across the state.

He said the embassy will work closely with the government to support any activities that bring peace to the area.

The visit will end with the launching of the newly rehabilitated Torit-Magwi road, which connects farmers to the market and opens up land for agriculture.

Last week, lawmakers from the National and Council of State representing different constituencies in Eastern Equatoria State were in Torit for a political forum.

The forum was organised by the state government and it drew together political leaders to discuss security, the economy, food security, borders and other issues.

Lobong said it was the right time for the state governments to work together with the area members of parliament for peace and development.