Governor Adil launches Luri Maternity Hospital construction

Governor Adil launches Luri Maternity Hospital construction
A picture of Governor Adil doing groundbreaking during the launch of the construction of Luri Hospital (photo credit: courtesy).

The Governor of Central Equatoria State Emmanuel Adil Anthony yesterday launched the construction of a modern maternity hospital in Luri Payam of Juba County.

The hospital aims to provide a conducive environment for delivering pregnant women and taking care of other childbirth cases.

Governor Adil said the project was part of the state government’s efforts towards the establishment of a strong healthcare system to meet the needs of the population.

He referred to the project as a landmark undertaking to provide quality medical care for the state’s women, especially the expectant mothers, who are often exposed to immense dangers during childbirth.

The State Minister of Health Nejua Marshal said the government was committed to delivering services to the people.

The commissioner of Juba County urged citizens to rally behind leaders so that developmental strategies can reach them.

Four pillar system

Last month, Governor Adil urged partners in the state to adopt the four pillar system which the state government had introduced.

He said the four pillars include peace and security stabilisation, economic recovery, service delivery, and good neighbourliness under which all the activities in the state would be aligned.

Adil revealed this at the Central Equatoria State governor and partners’ forum that was organised by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs in partnership with UNMISS.

He said the peace and security stabilisation pillar was aimed at promoting dialogue among communities to create a chance for peace and security.

The economic recovery pillar was for reviving the economy by investing in Agriculture and entrepreneurship through the provision of loans.

The service delivery pillar however was for the rehabilitation of destroyed infrastructure, training of human resources, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic among others.

He directed that all the partners and government institutions should align their programs concerning the pillars.

Governor Adil stressed the need for dialogue citing the state having a challenge of holdout groups. He said that dialogue should be encouraged among communities.

 “Our state is one of the states which has challenges as far as implementation of peace is concerned because we still have hold out-groups,” he said.

Forum

Adil said the state would be holding consultative meetings every month to improve work and cooperation within the state.

He said that the consultative meeting and the four pillar system would be important in attracting refugees back home adding that they already had a plan in place for the returnees.

 “These forums will iron out a lot of things among ourselves including setting key strategic directions. The government of Central Equatoria has rolled out four policy direction pillars towards all government and partners programs in the state should be geared to achieve its objectives,” he said.

The Head of the UNMISS field office Geetha Pious promised that UNMISS would cooperate with the government of Central Equatoria State by supporting the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS.)

“As part of supporting the peace agreement, we in coordination with the government will double up the blueprint of the government of Central Equatoria State. The vision of Central Equatoria State is to create a stable government and stable state,” she said.

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