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Poor roads affect business flow to Bahr el Ghazal states

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August 2, 2014 (RUMBEK) – Authorities in Rumbek, the capital of South Sudan’s Lakes state, have complained that poor road connections are affecting the flow of business to the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region.

The state government and business community said that the road linking Western Equatoria and Lakes state had become increasingly dangerous road due to the large number of potholes and unstable bridges.

Lakes state MP Shadrack Bol Machok, who represents Wulu county’s Domuloto and Makundi constituency, confirmed that poor state of roads was affecting the transportation of goods and hurting the business community.

More than 600 lorries loaded with food and non-food items, as well as a number of small cars, are currently stuck at Sasari inside Western Equatoria state territory.

Machok said road connections between the two states will be impossible unless the section at Sasari is fixed.

Heavy rain is also severely hampering road transport and is exacerbating the logjam at Sasari.

Most South Sudanese depend heavily on road travel for the transportation of good and services due to the high cost of air tickets.

Travellers between Rumbek and Juba are charged about 1,200 South Sudanese pounds (SSP) for a return air ticket, while in contrast the same journey by road will typically cost drivers about 600 SSP.

The Lakes state government has continued to turn a blind eye to roads-related matters, with highway routes often plagued by insecurity in the form of robberies and inter-clan revenge killings.

(ST)

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  • 3 August 2014 23:35, by tootke’bai-ngo

    POOR ROADS IN S. SUDAN ARE THE MAJOR CAUSE OF INSECURITY AND REBELLIONS IN THE COUNTRY. S. SUDANESE AUTHORITIES NEED TO RAISE ABOVE SELFISH FAVOURS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COME TO CHRONIC ISSUES FACING THE WHOLE NATION. AFRICA KODIA HAS BEEN AWARDED SEVERAL CONTRACTS BY THE GOVERNMENT JUST IN GREATER BHAR-EL-GHAZEL FOR LAST FEW YEARS, STILL THE SAME REGION KEEP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM.

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  • 3 August 2014 23:35, by tootke’bai-ngo

    POOR ROADS IN S. SUDAN ARE THE MAJOR CAUSE OF INSECURITY AND REBELLIONS IN THE COUNTRY. S. SUDANESE AUTHORITIES NEED TO RAISE ABOVE SELFISH FAVOURS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COME TO CHRONIC ISSUES FACING THE WHOLE NATION. AFRICA KODIA HAS BEEN AWARDED SEVERAL CONTRACTS BY THE GOVERNMENT JUST IN GREATER BHAR-EL-GHAZEL FOR LAST FEW YEARS, STILL THE SAME REGION KEEP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM.

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  • 3 August 2014 23:45, by tootke’bai-ngo

    WE NEEDED A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO THE SAME PROBLEM IN THE ENTIRE NATION IN ORDER FOR PEACE AND PROPORITY TO BE REALISED. NOT LONG AGO DID SSTV BROADCASTED THE OPENING OF CLINIC AND HOSPITALS IN RUMBEK, WAU AND A WEIL, ALSO CARS KEYS GIVEN TO WOMEN GROUPS BY CARTAKER GOVERNOR MR. MATOUR CHOL IN LAKE. ALSO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS WERE DUE TO START IN THE SAME AREA. THIS.

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  • 3 August 2014 23:51, by tootke’bai-ngo

    THIS IS WHAT CALLED THE PURE NOPTISM OR FAVOURISM. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO CALL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS WHERE CHILDREND ARE DYING OF STARVATION AND CHOLORIA. THERE WILL BE NO NATION CALLED S. SUDAN UNLESS WE LEARN TO CONSIDERATE OF FELLOWS CITIZENS IN THE OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • 4 August 2014 03:14, by Andrew Ojok

    Thanks
    MP Bol
    Appreciated your raise it make me sense indeed and broken heart by the same feeling you had because @ this movement I think general not even concerning about this Roads problems with many more due for causative of mr Riek he only thinks to fight against Rebel while the Rebel are not even relocate @ our state of believe sound like your name. Thanks
    Regard Mr BMG

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