President Salva Kiir Mayardit has encouraged each household to engage in agricultural and other productive activities in order to collectively improve the livelihood of the people.
He was speaking on Saturday during the tour of rice and maize plantation in his Luri farm on the outskirts of Juba.
“If every household across the country does this, we would have sufficient food, and we would not be complaining of food shortage and hunger. I encourage every household to do something productive and innovative for themselves,” said a statement from the President’s office.
Kiir noted that his rice and maize are ready for harvest.
He appreciated South Sudanese that heeded to his earlier call of embracing agriculture, saying they are already reaping big profits from their investment.
Kiir has ventured into farming during some of his free time mostly on Weekends that he says is aimed at encouraging the population to engage in agricultural activities in order to boost house-hold incomes.
James Deng Wal, the Executive Director in the Office of the President in his address to journalists after the visit to the Luri farm, noted that the people of South Sudan are blessed with very fertile lands that don’t need fertilizers for productivity.
Wal said that the President is encouraging every household to take up farm tools and carry out farming for personal consumption.