People's Voice May articles
South Sudan’s education sector in tatters as independence nears PDF Print

accessttobasiceducationBy John Actually

With only two months to full independence, Southern Sudan’s education sector is in tatters, with most of its young citizens seeking education in neighboring countries due to a shortage of schools.

World Press Freedom Day provides opportunity for debate in South Sudan PDF Print

By Paul Jimbo

The 3rd May is the date set aside annually to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. This date was established by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thirsty Southern Sudanese villagers turn to dirty water for survival PDF Print

By Abraham Machuor Lum

A visit to the sleepy village of Abyei Cok in Rumbek, Southern Sudan, reminds one of an old saying – “every one for himself, God for us all.” In this sun-baked village, in Lake’s state, it is survival of the fittest as villagers scramble for a very scarce commodity, water. The only source of water here – an old well owned by an individual – serves 596 families, together with their livestock.

Why Yambio honey doesn’t sweeten the throats of local villagers PDF Print

BeeKeepingBy Gift Friday

They are expected to sweeten the lives of Yambio County residents through the production of honey but, they are a dejected lot and are contemplating abandoning the activity altogether. Welcome to the world of Yambio County beekeepers whose work is being affected by a shortage of hives and packaging materials.

Yei farmers face many challenges PDF Print

yeifarmersraiseconcernsBy Agele Benson Amos

It is a story of a farming community in dilemma. First, their markets were destroyed by the civil war forcing them to withdraw from cash crop production, such as growing coffee.  Now, having switched to food crops, farmers are producing bumper maize and other food crop harvests but, due to lack of storage facilities and poor roads their efforts seem fruitless.

Southerners’ wish list to SPLM PDF Print

by Agele Benson Amos

It is a Saturday morning and Mbaraza Emmanuel, a resident of Hai mission in Yei town Payam, Yei River County, looks despondent as he stands outside his makeshift hut and contends with the reality of facing yet another difficult day in his life.