Home | News    Monday 7 October 2013

Unity state governor promises better roads and healthcare

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 6, 2013 (BENTIU) - The caretaker governor of South Sudan’s Unity state says there are plans to construct 150 kilometers of roads to connect the state’s nine counties and to improve health care in the oil-rich state.

Governor Joseph Nguen Monytuel told ministers that he held positive to meeting with the national Finance Minister and president Salva Kiir, on his recent visit to Juba, outlining challenges that are facing the oil-rich border state.

Despite Unity state’s rich natural resources it has not seen the development that citizens were hopeful for after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended decades of civil war. Under the deal South Sudan - led by former rebels the SPLM - received half of the regions oil revenue.

Since July 2011, South Sudan has been independent but a dispute over transit fees with neighbouring Sudan meant that the young nation has had to cut its budget drastically. Production resume this year but has not recovered to pre-shutdown levels.

Many Unity state residents complain that the government has failed to provide basic services to the local population.

However, the caretaker governor said on Friday, following his talks with president Kiir, that there will be improvements to Unity state hospital and other primary health care units.

Monytuel said the road building and health care services will be funded through the office of the president and national government. The construction of the news roads will begin by the end of the month, he said.

However, officials in the area told Sudan Tribune that the road construction will be on hold until the rains stop and flooding recedes.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 October 2013 09:01, by Bentiu son

    Mr.Governor Joseph Nguen Monytuel,go forwards we are all behind you,the Unity State citizens suffered a lot since the discovered of oil in Bentiu upto now.Sir,try your best even though incompetent President Kiir work harder to hijack your developmental plans by hindrance the increment of oil share from 2% to 5%.Hence,we badly needed the fundamental basic services in Bentiu.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The theory of African president and prime minister, working together 2014-11-22 05:32:12 By Steve Paterno November 21, 2014 - Africa is notoriously known for political instability, stemming in most cases, over power struggle among the ruling elites. Often times, the best and quick (...)

The UNAMID internal report on mass rape in Tabit. 2014-11-21 06:09:21 What UNAMID really said about their investigation of mass sexual assaults on Tabit: The internal report on what investigators found By Eric Reeves November 20, 2014 - On November 12, 2014 (...)

Bullying Darfur 2014-11-13 18:13:39 By Namaa Al-Mahdi November 13, 2014 - “We broke their backs in Abu Karshola, I doubt they have recovered since,” said a prominent Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) member about their counter attack on (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.