Home | News    Sunday 3 August 2014

Poor roads affect business flow to Bahr el Ghazal states

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

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)

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.
  • 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.

    repondre message

  • 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.

    repondre message

  • 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.

    repondre message

  • 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.

    repondre message

  • 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

    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


Reform of South Sudan Judiciary: where to start? 2015-07-06 22:36:08 By Ajo Noel Julious K. The other day I was at my favorite tea spot by the roadside at Mahata Yei, sipping hot kerekede – hibiscus tea – as speeding bikers and motor vehicles moved by. In local, (...)

If Garang were to attend the 4th anniversary of independence! 2015-07-05 07:19:40 by Luka Biong Deng July is a special month for the people of South Sudan during which they celebrate their independence as the most important achievement in their political struggle. Also in (...)

Have the G-10 Broken up into G-6 and G-4? 2015-07-03 04:20:44 By David Lony Majak The so called G10 is now almost reducing to G-4; I know some genuine questions will be asked by mindfully readers, why G10 reduced to G4. The defection of Pagan Amum has (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese, human rights groups and advocates demand renewal of UNAMID 2015-06-25 06:03:32 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com Geneva: Abdelbagi (...)

Civil society groups urge to stop hostilities in W. Bahr El Ghazal 2015-06-11 22:24:37 Urgent action for sustainable peace in Western Bahr El Ghazal State Civil Society Statement: June 10, 2015 Wau –Western Bahr El Ghazal State- The Republic of South Sudan We, civil society (...)

Two South Sudanese pastors face death penalty in Khartoum 2015-06-03 06:08:37 African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Two South Sudanese Pastors face death penalty for voicing opposition to corruption scandal at Khartoum Bahri Church (2 June 2015) Two South Sudanese (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.