The new Torit County Commissioner William Oyet Omoro. [Gurtong/ Peter Lokale Nakimangole]
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 16 May 2012 (Gurtong) –The new Torit County Commissioner William Oyet Omoro has told residents of Nyong Apayam that food insecurity can only be addressed through enhanced production of food crops.
“I appeal to everyone to seriously take to farming as it is the only way we are going to tackle the biting hunger we are currently experiencing. This is the right time and we should take advantage of the rains”, he said.
He added that most people have neglected agriculture as one of the key economic pillars despite the availability of fertile land.
Food shortage has been blamed for the high number of inter-communal disputes across South Sudan, with communities scrambling for the scare resources.
Officials have noted that sufficient food supplies would reduce conflicts among South Sudanese communities.
Recently, the Eastern Equatoria State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore issued an order allowing state government civil servants and constitutional post holders to make use of every Friday to cultivate their farms.