Governors’ Forum convenes in Juba to discuss service delivery for Local development

21 Nov 2013

Juba: The Office of the President, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will host a 4 day Governor’s Forum with the theme “Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development”, from 26-29 November 2013 at the Freedom Hall, Juba.

The Forum will gather ten state governors, members of the Legislature, key ministers and development partners for discussion and action on policies related to political, fiscal and administrative governance issues.  In addition, it offers a platform for a broader discussion on important issues such as corruption, post-independence issues and state-level concerns. 

The forum will be opened by H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, and facilitated by the Vice President, H.E. James Wani Igga. Opening remarks will also be delivered by Hon. Clement Wani Konga, Governor CES, Ms. Hilde Johnson, Special Representative for the Secretary General (SRSG), and Mr. Toby Lanzer, DSRSG/RC/HC / UNDP Resident Representative.

This year’s theme is “Transparent and Accountable Service Delivery for Local Development”. It covers topics including the budgeting process and intergovernmental transfers to the States; access to Justice and Rule of Law Perception Survey 2013; status of flood across South Sudan and the response of the government and of International humanitarian Agencies to facilitate recovery; and Empowerment of Local Government to boost decentralized service delivery and local development. 

The Vice President, H.E. James Wani Igga, will also launch The South Sudan Millennium Development Goals Status Report, 2013 at a side-line event during the session. Hard copies of the report will be available for distribution to journalists.

The Forum has convened 11 times since 2006, and this year will be the third time since independence.

Contact Information

Murtaza Shibli, Head of Communications, a.i, UNDP South Sudan; murtaza.shibli@undp.org; Cell: (+211) 956 213 014

Tabani Joseph, Communications Analyst, UNDP South Sudan; Joseph.tabani@undp.org; Cell: (+211) 955 314 795