Juba — The government of the Republic of South Sudan has invited the Japanese government to bring in technologies to improve agriculture sector in the country. Official government spokesperson, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin extended this invitation yesterday during a meeting with the Japanese special representative to South Sudan.
Dr Benjamin said South Sudan is a virgin territory with a fertile land for agriculture but the skills and technology are not available. He appealed to the Japanese government to introduce a program through its contingent in UNMISS to train SPLA forces.
The minister further urged Japanese investors to venture into country to confirm that its market is immemorial and the policy in existence is a win-win system.
Japanese special representative to south Sudan, Mr. Hideo Fukushima said Japan acknowledges the difficulties South Sudan is going through but said determination is crucial to face out the challenges. Mr. Fukushima also reassured of the government of Japan's commitment to cooperate with South Sudan.
In a separate meeting, Jonglei Peace Initiative group yesterday announced that the killings in Jonglei state have dropdown by 90% after a series of clashes witnessed between Murle and Lou Nuer last year. Jonglei Peace Initiative group is a combination of sons and daughters of Nuer, Murle and Dinka of Jonglei state living in the United States of America.
The chairperson of the group, Paul Manyok who came with the retired US national security expert said the next step of their struggle is peace through development. Meanwhile, the retired US national security expert, Otis Jackson who is on business, disclosed that they have conducted background studies on South Sudan and developed plans and strategies to set up a strong security in the country.