A delegation from South Sudan is in Botswana to benchmark against the Southern African nation’s traditional leadership system of governance, APA learns here on Wednesday.
The delegation, which comprises traditional kings, paramount chiefs and government officials, is led by Tor Deng Maiwen Bak.
Speaking on arrival in Gaborone, Bak said information acquired from Botswana would assist them to build institutions of traditional leadership in South Sudan.
He said the long years of war and the social dislocation that disorganized all government structures in the rural areas of South Sudan, had forced the new government to rehabilitate traditional leadership structures.
The move, he said, would help improve governance, service delivery and administration of justice in rural areas. He said they felt honored to be hosted by Botswana, the country with the best governance practices in the continent.
“In trying to rebuild the country and establish institutions of traditional leadership, we came here basically to learn how you made it up to this level,” he said.
Welcoming the delegation, Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr Peter Siele said he appreciated the partnership between Botswana and South Sudan.
“As we speak now, there must be a delegation from Botswana on its way to South Sudan to assist you on a number of areas pertaining to the development of your country,” he told the delegates.
Source African Press Agency
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