Closing ceremony: Financial management training for local government officers

14 Dec 2011

Juba - The three-week Financial Management Training for Local Government Officers is concluding on Friday 16 December at the Government Accounting Training Centre (GATC). The training, which began on 28 November, has been organized by the Local Government Board (LGB) and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF). 

This will mark the end of the first comprehensive public financial management training targeting all the counties of South Sudan. Seventy-nine Local Government Officers from all the ten states of the Republic of South Sudan have benefitted from this comprehensive financial management training. The main aim of the training programme is to develop solid financial management capacity at the county level in order to increase the revenues of local counties and improve their resource management and reporting.

Date:    Friday 16th December 2011
Time:    14:30 – 17:00
Location:   Government Accounting Training Center (GATC), Juba opposite Beijing Hotel

Photo/Interview Opportunity

  • Honourable David Koak Guot, Chairman, Local Government Board
  • Mr. Oboy Ofilang Itorong Odil, Director General for Budget, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planing
  • 79 Local Government Officers from every county in South Sudan
  • Mandisa Mashologu, UNDP Team Leader for Poverty Reduction and MDG Unit

Contact Information

For further information, please contact: Marguerite Nowak, Communications and Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan marguerite.nowak@undp.org Cell: +249 95 619 1254.

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