The State Minister of Communications expressed gratitude to UNDP for the continued support to Rule of Law and other government institutions in Upper Nile State.
The expansion to Malakal follows the success of the in-prison vocational training programme in Wau and Juba Central Prisons. NPSSS graduated its first batch of 105 trainees on 18 June 2021. At Juba Central Prison, NPSSS celebrated the fifth batch of trainees consisting of 178 inmates from the VTC on 14 June 2021. The latest cohorts bring the total number of VTC graduates to 907 people (769 inmates, 49 of which are female; and 138 prisons personnel, 37 of which are female).
For more information contact:
Major-General Anthony Oliver, Director Public Relations Director, NPSSS: +211 921 655 049
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