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By: Deng Emmillo Mou, Juba-South Sudan, Monday -01-05-2023. 


The  Managing Director of Nile Petroleum Hon. Eng. Bernard Amour Makeny salutes the workers of NilePet on the occasion of the 2023 International Workers' Day Celebration, describing NilePet staff as the engine room of government and enablers of economic growth.

In a statement released on Monday, May 1, 2023, in commemoration of the 2023 May Labor Day Celebration, congratulated the workers for their resilience, sacrifices and contributions to the country's economy, noting that there can be no development in the country without them.

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on May Day.

South Sudan was built by the labours of our heroes past, but today the workers are struggling to survive in an economy that no longer works for them. That is why we can't afford another year of choking economic policies. Its time to have a person that will stand up for the working men and women to build an economy that rewards not just wealth but work, and workers who created them. 

We want to encourage all the workers out there going through difficult situations. We know that the country has been going through a tough time now ranging from economic growth to Inflation and various other ills, but in the midst of all these, let us remember to keep hope alive and we hope for a better tomorrow.


# Happy workers day to all our workers out there, Your HARD work and Your DEDICATION have helped to Build the Nation South Sudan. 


# To the wonderful men and women who work diligently and with perseverance, pursuing the best end for family, community, country, and the world.


# To every diligent, devoted and hardworking worker whose pivotal labor and contributions to the global economy are often overlooked and highly underrated.


# To all workers working tirelessly around the world, in the most stringent and tasking  working conditions.


# To all those who keep their country running, rising above the limiting environment, going beyond the call of duty just to ensure some degree of productivity and functionality.


# To the hardworking men and women who has made the country what it is in the South Sudanese Labour movement to improve their wages, benefits and working conditions.


We want you to know that we will be nowhere as a country without your service! We are who we are because of who you are. 

But just know this, your days of toiling without results are over! As you work, you will earn in multiples of your efforts.

Eng. Bernard Amour Makeny, highlighted payment of salaries, allowances, clothing allowance, insurance, Easter bonus and gratuity as important areas of focus for any National company that wishes to motivate its workers and improve their general conditions of service. The managing Director of NilePet noted that if stay long as managing Director, he will normalise payment of salaries, allowances, insurance, Easter bonus and clothing allowance before the end of the month. 

On capacity building, the people-focused Managing Director promised to facilitate and enforce routine training programmes for management levels, middle-level and lower-level staff of the state and National Level. He noted that training and retraining of workers will be regularised to effectively build and rebuild the capacity of the NilePet staffs' workforce. 

To the Millions of workers around South Sudan, particularly our National company NilePet, we urge you not to be relentless, not to be tired, and not to be dismayed; but to be tough and stay resilient in these challenging times. We salute you! Happy Labour Day!


You're our heroes. May your labour not be in vain.



Deng Emmillo Mou