UNMISS Hands Over Fish Market To Community Of Bor
“We prioritized the fish market to be first implemented and we are very happy with UNMISS and with HDC who was the implementing partner. The reason why we are happy is because they have saved our women groups from the burning sun, from rains and above all from unhygienic environment,”
The Fish Market in Bor while under Construction. [File Photo]
By Jacob Achiek and Juuk Mading
BOR, 16 June 2016 [Gurtong] –The Humanitarian and Development Consortium [HDC] on Tuesday handed over the newly constructed fish market funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan at Bor dock in Jonglei State to the community.
The Deputy Director of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission James Jok Alier says construction of the fish market will improve hygiene in the market.
“We prioritized the fish market to be first implemented and we are very happy with UNMISS and with HDC who was the implementing partner. The reason why we are happy is because they have saved our women groups from the burning sun, from rains and above all from unhygienic environment,” James Jok said.
State government officials, representatives from organisations both community based organizations and international were present during the handover ceremony that took place on Tuesday.
Speaking during the ceremony, Governor Philip Aguer Panyang thanked UNMISS and HDC for the gift to the community of Jonglei State.
Aguer stressed that the establishment of the fish market is part of building peace among the communities in the region.
“This market is not only a structure for selling fish in Bor but it will also be used as a tool for mobilizing communities across the whole region to come together, conduct business together and co-exist,” he noted.
Aguer advised the traders in the fish market to maintain hygiene and sanitation at the port.
The Mayor of Bor municipal Council, Akim Ajeth Buuy called upon the residents of Bor to work for peace and unity in the market.
The construction of fish market is part of the projects the United Mission in South Sudan [UNMISS] supports the community on a small scale project called quick impact project [QIP].
Authorities pledged that the centre will be equipped with refrigerators and women trained on how to preserve fish.