Council of ministers approve 6 million to support rehabilitation of street children

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The Council of Ministers yesterday approved six million South Sudanese pound to support the rehabilitation of street children across the country. The meeting was chaired by the minister for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Martin Lomoro.

The Council of Ministers yesterday approved six million South Sudanese pound to support the rehabilitation of street children across the country. The meeting was chaired by the minister for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Martin Lomoro.

 

The deputy minister for information and broadcasting Rachael Nyada Paul briefed the media after the meeting, saying that the ministry will also make consultations with partners and state ministries of Gender, Child and Social Welfare to explore the possibility of each state having their own center or having regional centers.

 

“This will be something that the ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare will agree on,” she said.

 

The Council urged the ministry of health to work closely with the ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare to help treat street children who are vulnerable and fall sick often.

 

In a related development, Nyada Paul told media that the Council of Ministers was briefed by the minister of Interior on the security situation in the country. She said they were assured that the general security situation is stable and night patrols will continue to curb crimes perpetrated by criminal elements.

 

Nyada further told the press the minister addressed the Council on non-oil revenue collection. She said the Council appreciated the efforts that have been done to increase revenue collection from non-oil items.

 

Nyada explained that the ministry of Health had also briefed the Council on the update on Ebola preparedness in the country.

 

“There are no confirmed cases in South Sudan but there were three alerts that have been investigated in three areas, namely Ezo-zera, Terereka, Talia…But the results were negative,” Nyada said.

 

She said screening was taking place in major points of entry like airports and other border points, where the ministry has well prepared teams.

 

“They have also trained doctors, clinical officers, nurses and public health workers, including heavy duty protection equipment that they had provided to the medical teams that are working in the field,” she said

 

Nyada told the media that the ministry of health had established isolation facilities in state capitals and also in the counties and beyond the borders, so that suspected Ebola cases can be easily dealt with.

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