Cabinet Passes the Culture, Social Development, Youth and Sports Ministry Policy

The Eastern Equatori State Council of Ministers in has passed the 2012/2013 policy statement for the Ministry of Culture, Social Development, Youth and Sports as presented by the Minister Patrick Lodinga Kotein.

By Peter Lokale Nakimangole

TORIT, 18 February 2013 [Gurtong] –
The government spokesperson for the state, Felix Otuduha Siro announced that the Cabinet deliberated and finally approved with considerable amendments saying it is the duty of the concerned Minister; Lodinga, to prepare the policy Document for further presentation to the State Parliament who shall then deliberate, scrutinize and pass it subsequently.

The Minister Lodinga Kotein says although much has been delivered with support from partners, still the year 2012 was challenging due to austerity measures as it created under staffing with diminishing service delivery.

“However, we were able through team spirit and with support from our cooperating partners to achieve some of our objectives regardless of such constraints with merger resources.”

He says the ministry seeks to transform the state into a culturally harmonious and a vibrant society and realize prosperity, advancement, human dignity, peaceful coexistence and equal socio-cultural opportunities for all the people.

With its Mission to realize prosperity, advancement, human dignity, peaceful coexistence and equal socio-Cultural opportunities for all the people of Eastern Equatoria State, the Minister Lodinga discloses that the Vision of the Ministry is designed to transform Eastern Equatoria State into a culturally harmonious and a vibrant society.

He adds the Ministry’s overall goal is prosperous, peaceful and viable Eastern Equatoria State

Lodinga reveals to Gurtong that his 2012/2013 policy statement report covers the vision, mission, overall goal, major achievements, detailed and pictorial achievements, challenges, general Recommendations for possible Solutions, Major Activities for the Year 2013 and SWOT Analysis of the Ministry.

The ministry has seven directorates and says that lack of capital funds for running the activities was a major hindrance to service delivery.

These Ministry’s Directorates are Administration and Finance, Culture, Gender, Child Welfare, Social Welfare, Youth and Sports, Religious Affairs and Planning and Budgeting.

The Minister Lodinga confirmed to Gurtong this morning that he was still carefully consulting the State Deputy Governor Surur on some amendments alongside other key experts on the document.  

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