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Jonglei water bottling business booming


December 9, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei Sudd Bottling, a shared business between the state government and Join Access Kilobytes Technologies (JAK Technologies) is reported to have made over 350,000 SSDG [US$79,3000] in sales since October.

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Women working at the water bottling factory, Jonglie, South Sudan, December 6, 2012 (photo: Joseph Majur Akoi)

According to head of the plant, Joseph Majur Akoi, who addressed the media on Thursday in the state capital, Bor, 25,683 crates worth 14 SSDG [US$3] each were sold between 20 October and 30 November.

Akoi outlined his current expenses for setting up the laboratory equipment, chemicals, engine oil and salaries amounting to 313,720 SSDG [US$71,100] but anticipates running costs will soon be reduced.

“The business is going well. We have more demand from our counties now because the roads are becoming good as the dry season approaches,” said Akoi.

He said the factory currently has enough supplies to last it for two months before the next big order comes in.

Over 6 million SSDG [US$ 1.4 million] was spent establishing the factory according to Akoi. He said they had used 1.5 million SSDG [US$340,000] to build the factory housing, 4 million SSDG [US$900,000] to buy and transport machines from China, India, and 3 million SSDG [US$680,000] for clearance at the borders.

“If we move on like this we will be able to recover our money in one years time,” he said.

In September, the factory management recruited 66 male and female staff as casual laborers on “Yes or No picking” to serve on two production shifts, to achieve the production level of 80,000 bottles / 4,000 crates per day.

The management plans to introduce a third shift during the night to increase the productivity. Akoi said he would be recruiting for the new shift soon.

“The water prices have now gone done from two to one pounds in Bor [US$0.23]. We also want to do the same to soda and others,” said Akoi.

JAK Technologies set up a computer system for the Bor government during 2010-2011 to handle finances and land allotment.

The person sent by the company to work on the factory is originally from Bor.


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  • 11 December 2012 05:32, by Young Lotuko

    350,000 SSDG [US$79,3000] its $79300 usa dollars..get your math right

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    • 11 December 2012 05:52, by Snipper

      What are u complaining here?? Get ur calculator and prove them wrong otherwise! 350,000SSD /4.4[Appromixate]=$79,545!

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      • 11 December 2012 07:58, by Young Lotuko

        350,000 SSDG [US$79,3000] "$79,3000" does it make sense to you? read carefully before you criticize

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        • 11 December 2012 10:58, by Logic

          This is good news for the local economy and yet some retarded fools prefer to insult each other over nonsense rather than praise what has been achieved.
          You idiots are pathetic to the core of your bone, grow up!

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          • 11 December 2012 13:14, by Young Lotuko

            nobody is insulting anybody here, you are clearly the one insulting us..why are you calling us fools and retards? You got a similar brain to those losers running South Sudan..You cant never correct anyone, without your head getting cut off

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  • 11 December 2012 07:33, by master

    what about death news today in south sudan

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    • 11 December 2012 07:46, by Aaban

      You need to grow up, don’t be an airhead another coward blasphemous Al Ja’lain idiot, why do you want death for, don’t you know today is going to be a death of your mother or your relatives? Why is your name master? Even Bashir himself who murder my people do not called himself like you, I hope you are son of criminal janjaweed gangs,

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  • 11 December 2012 08:10, by pabaak

    This is welcoming to jonglei Sudd, please concentrate on the management as is the back bone of any business, otherwise is first step worth appreciation, building strong country start with building business sector, as jonglei has resources enough to sustain themselves economically without the center, however this resources can not be realize without strong business place. the next thing they

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    • 11 December 2012 08:20, by pabaak

      can do or any other group wish to setup the company is to bring in the companies that deals with life stocks and fisheries. This could be another potential booming business as the state has plenty of life stocks and fishes. We know that in strong developed countries business come number one in employment as more than % 90 of employment come from the business sector

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  • 11 December 2012 13:05, by Gabriel KK

    Good job Joseph. Development is our collective responsibility.

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    • 11 December 2012 13:36, by sudani ana

      "and 3 million SSDG [US$680,000] for clearance at the borders."
      WOW, being a landlocked country is really a handicap. This makes us appreciate our PortSudan even more :)

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      • 11 December 2012 14:14, by Chol

        Sudani ana, your Port Sudan is not doing you any good now when your economy crashing. How come your economy is not booming now that you have the port? Your Port is nothing if you lack resources going in and out through it! Did you look at your Growth Domestic Product (GDP) and Inflation Rate lately? What are you doing here when you appreciate your Port even more?

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        • 11 December 2012 14:24, by sudani ana

          I think you’ll find that its called (Gross Domestic Product) GDP, not Growth Domestic Product. Get your facts right first.

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          • 12 December 2012 06:44, by Chol

            Sudani ana, remember, typo has nothing to do with the facts! Just because your name is spelled wrong, doesn’t mean you don’t exist. It simply means your name is spelled wrong. Learn the distinction between facts and typo!

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  • 12 December 2012 06:42, by JohnGarangFreedom

    I need people to know that, the Joshua (Pres. Kiir Mayardit) of South Sudan is there for reason. He is the hero of the land, so that leadership position he own has not came in by free. He has fought for it, and it is rewards to him. You don’t him, get over it. On top of that, President Kiir was elected by people and he will be changed through vote if citizens of South Sudan decided democratically.

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  • 12 December 2012 06:43, by JohnGarangFreedom

    I need people to know that, the Joshua (Pres. Kiir Mayardit) of South Sudan is there for reason. He is the hero of the land, so that leadership position he own has not came in by free. He has fought for it, and it is rewards to him. You don’t him, get over it. On top of that, President Kiir was elected by people and he will be changed through vote if citizens of South Sudan decided democratically.

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