UNMISS Nepalese Battalion Donates Seeds, Farming Tools To Makembele Boma
The Nepalese battalion of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan on Friday donated seeds, farming tools and medical drugs for the treatment of scabies to Makembele Boma of Rumbek East County.
UNMISS Nepalese Battalion educating community of Makembele on farming techniqus, 16, September 2016 [Photo by Mabor Riak]
By Mabor Riak Magok
RUMBEK, 17 September 2016 [Gurtong]-Speaking during the handover, the commander of the Nepalese battalion, Sushil Kumar Silwal said, the items are meant to assist the community improve their livelihoods.
The UNMISS Head of Communication and Public Information, Evelien Vleeshuar said their main mandate is protection of civilians.
“UNMISS mission in South Sudan is for peace keeping mission, protection of civilians and monitoring of human rights such as rights of children to education, and many other rights in the country.”
The UNMISS Nepalese Battalion Health Awareness officer, Dr Monica Bhumika urged the community in Makembele to promote hygiene by digging pit latrines and to drink clean which has been boiled.
“There are many diseases. When infected, one member of the family may quickly spread it to all members of the family,” said Dr. Monica.
The Director General in the Ministry of Agriculture, John Malith urged the community of Makembele to utilize the few items donated by UNMISS in support for farming in Makembele.
He also encouraged the community to take farming seriously as it is one of the ways of eradicating poverty in the State.