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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


ARCSS and HLRF: last or lost chance for peace in South Sudan? 2017-12-14 05:02:15 By James Okuk “Tell people in power that something they tried didn’t work as expected” – Peter Ross. “A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation” – Edmund (...)

Response to Bona Malual statements on Abyei 2017-12-11 20:24:24 By Hon Arop Madut Arop As I was reading the last proof of my new book on the Ngok Dinka history, which is currently with the printers, somebody sent me a recorded voice message purportedly given (...)

Is Jieng Council of Elders responsible for South Sudan crisis? 2017-12-10 17:59:57 By Samuel Maker Amuor Silence means acceptance! It takes less than a minute for one to come across Jieng council of elders’ meddle on national affairs as they claim. Either through social media (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.