After a recent visit to Uganda, Scott Myhre writes – to-sudan-and-back-again :
The most striking finding, however, was that the staff of Lui Hospital continuing to work long hours … and yet they HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY SALARY IN TEN MONTHS. When asked why they keep coming to work, they quietly responded one after another, “We must serve our people.” Basically, they work for nothing. The Government of Southern Sudan should be paying them, but has no money in the coffers to do so. Unimaginable in Uganda. Even for me. How would I manage to continue with no salary for ten months. Would I not slip into survival mode and stop going to the hospital? Not the Sudanese. Their sense of duty and service to community, country, and God runs very deep.