It was song and dance during celebrations to mark the 29th anniversary of the SPLA at Rumbek Freedom Square. [Gurtong/ Gabriel Mayom]
By Gabriel Mayom
RUMBEK, 17 May 2012 [Gurtong] - State Governor Chol Tong Mayay said working half the day on Fridays will give civil servants adequate time for farming.
Speaking during celebrations to mark the 29th anniversary of the SPLA at Rumbek Freedom Square, Governor Mayay said the move aims at combating hunger in the state.
“It is now time for every government official to join their families in our efforts to tackle food insecurity. This can only be achieved by initiating such measures. Let us encourage our people in the rural areas to work hard during this rainy season”, he said.
He said that in the new arrangement, people working in various government agencies will be expected to work in the morning hours then leave at midday on Fridays.
The directive also instructs people to continue working on their farms over the weekends.
The Lakes State Government has prioritised agriculture education, security, health and infrastructure as key areas to be improved before the 2015 general election.
The Governor also urged the state residents to be self-reliant and cautioned the youth against getting involved in tribal conflicts and cattle theft.