UNMISS Donates Food And Non-Food Items To Prisons In Namorunyang State
Prison authorities in Riwoto and Kapoeta town of Namorunyang State, has acknowledged the humanitarian support for food and non-food items, directly delivered as part of a donation by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 02 February 2017 [Gurtong] –The UNMISS-Torit through the United Nation in South Sudan Human Rights Division in Torit, on January 31, 2017, delivered food and non-food items, to inmates in Kapoeta Prisons.
The donated items included more than 6 hundred kilograms of assorted food and non-food items.
Maize flour, beans, rice washing soaps and brooms among other items were handed over to the inmates to help improve their living conditions.
The Kapoeta State Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement agency, Hon. Joseph Lokai said the support will save lives of hundreds of vulnerable inmates.
"On behalf of our State government, we have received this food donation from the UNMISS. And I obviously thank them so much. This is as a result of their visit some days back. They visited all the Institutions including the prison where they saw the suffering of the inmates in prison. They came to realize that the problem of these people was food. Since we know, food is life to every human being without which one cannot survive or live," the minister expressed.