The Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to Kenya H.E. Amb Chol M. U. Ajongo has on 20th Nov officiated the arrival of food donation from the people and government of India to assist the flood affected people of South Sudan.
In attendance were the Deputy County Commissioner of Mombasa Mr Martin Mbae and other government officials at the port of Mombasa.
“On behalf of the people and government of South H.E Amb. Ajongo thanked the government of India for its generosity.” Reports South Sudan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Ambassador also thanked the government of Kenya and the authorities at the port for providing safe passage to South Sudan cargo and requested authorities’ cooperation to enable faster evacuation of the relief. The donated materials include Sugar, Wheat and Rice.
The Deputy High Commissioner of The Republic of India to Kenya Ashish Singh, reiterated that the relations between South Sudan and India started from 1975, when the then Indian Prime Minister visited Juba and got a warm welcoming reception from the people of South Sudan and that the relations kept growing.
South Sudan has been adversely affected by the floods since January and at least displacing over 1 million people according to United Nations. These people are also in dire need of humanitarian assistant.
The ill affected areas are Jonglei State, Upper Nile and parts of Equatorial State.