The government of South Sudan and its development partners have come together to make it easier to work together in the natural resources sector. They signed a special agreement on Tuesday to help them work together better.
Dr. John Kanisio, who works for the Ministry of Agriculture, and Gabriel Leonte, from the European Union, signed the agreement. They will lead a group called the Natural Resources Sector Working Group.
Dr. Kanisio explained that the goal of this agreement is to make sure that the government and its partners work together smoothly in the natural resources sector. They want to avoid doing the same things twice.
Mr. Leonte added that working together will help them use the country’s resources better. They want to work together and be responsible for their actions. They will have meetings to make sure everything is going well.
The main focus is to be more efficient in their work. They know that resources are limited, so they want to use them in the best way possible. Their goal is to make South Sudan better for its people. They want people to have better lives and more opportunities. They believe that the natural resources sector can help the country grow and develop.
The Natural Resources Sector Working Group is led by the government. It helps the government and its partners work together on policies, programs, and budgets related to natural resources. They also want to make sure that the country’s natural resources are used in a way that benefits the people.
The government agencies involved include the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, and the South Sudan Land Commission. The development partners include AfDB, Canada, Denmark, EU, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAID, and the World Bank.