Tonj, 23rd May 2018. The government of Tonj State has declared Friday as a day for cultivation without office work.
Speaking to Radio Don Bosco, Minister of Agriculture Angelo Deng Magol says the state has added Friday to the weekend for agricultural activities to all government employees.
He says the additional day will allow people to work and produce more food this season.
He calls on the people to utilize the day to produce enough food to benefit their families.
Deng adds that idleness is not good because it is the devil’s workshop.
He also prohibits playing of cards, saying those found will be forced to work.
He discourages buying food from foreign countries while South Sudan land is fertile for farming.
The minister warns that those who are grazing their animals near farms will be punished accordingly.
He advises them to take care of their animals not to destroy crops.