Elderly woman asks well-wishers to support late miner’s children

A grandmother in Kapoeta South County of Eastern Equatoria has called upon the state government to look after three little children who lost their mother to gold mine collapse recently.

Early this month, a gold mine collapsed on Namuria Longolol, killing her instantly.

According to her mother, Napyiem Lokuru, Namuria left behind three children – two boys, aged four and two and half, and a five-month-old baby girl.

“I am now old and have no much energy to work and feed these children,” Grandmother Napyiem told Singaita FM.

She said though their father is alive, he is jobless thus he cannot manage to care for the three children.

Just like most rural women in greater Kapoeta, Namuria was using gold proceeds to provide for her family.

” I am asking the government to support me with providing for these three children, especially with basic needs and education,” the 61-year-old said.

For her part, Hellen Nangolio – chairlady for Kapoeta South County Women’s Association – echoed the grandmother’s call.

“I would like to ask everyone from all the parts of the country be it in Juba, Torit or to support them. Pease contribute anything to support them,” Nangolio stated.