President Kiir encourages household farmers to engage in agricultural activities

JUBA, South Sudan - President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Saturday encouraged every household farmer to engage in agricultural and other productive activities in order to collectively improve the livelihood of the people.

President Kiir encourages household farmers to engage in agricultural activities
President Kiir encourages household farmers to engage in agricultural activities

JUBA, South Sudan – President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Saturday encouraged every household farmer to engage in agricultural and other productive activities in order to collectively improve the livelihood of the people.

A statement the President made while on an inspection visit to his Rice and Maize plantation farm in Luri.

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President Kiir said some of the plantations like Rice and Maize at his farm are ready for harvest.


 

 


President Kiir has ventured into farming during some of his free time, mostly on Weekends, as an example to lead and encourage the people to engage in agricultural activities in order to collectively improve their livelihoods.

The President also appreciated those that answered his call and are using some of their free time to engage in agriculture and other productive activities, something that he encourages every individual South Sudanese to embark on during their free time.

“This is the rice plantation, and some plantations are ready for harvest. If every household across the Country did this, we would have sufficient food, and we would not be complaining of food shortage and hunger. I encourage every household to do something productive and innovative for themselves.” said President Salva Kiir at his farm in Luri during the inspection today.

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Speaking to the Press after the field visit, the Executive Director in the Office of the President, James Deng Wal, said the people of South Sudan are blessed with very fertile land that doesn’t need fertilisers for productivity.

Wal added that President Kiir always encouraged every household to take up the tools and carry out farming for personal consumption.