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Juba-Bor road upgrade expected to improve security

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September 8, 2014 (BOR) – The UN peacekeeping mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) has started construction on the Bor-Juba road, a major transport and passenger route.

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A member of the UNMISS Korean engineering unit oversees the construction of dykes in Jonglei state capital Bor (ST)

Speaking to the press in Bor, UNMISS state coordinator Hazel de Wet said that UNMISS engineers were committed to improving infrastructure, as well as promoting peace and development in the country.

“This road is the means by which products are carried between markets. It is a way that messages and messengers travel between towns,” de Wet said.

Bor town and other local markets in Jonglei have recently witnessed soaring prices due to bad road connections to the capital, Juba.

It is hoped that better roads connections in Jonglei would will contribute to lower prices, as well as improve security in the area.

“Prices get higher as products take longer to travel. People get poorer as results,” de Wet said.

A UNMISS contingent of Korean engineers will provide labour, equipment and fuel to complete the three-month project on the 204km stretch of road.

State minister for physical infrastructure John Amuor Kuol said the citizens of Jonglei state were impressed by the initiative of the Korean contingent, describing it as a much needed development project.

Meanwhile, the state’s deputy governor, Baba Medan, pledged to “build [a] strong relationship” with the Korean contingent in delivering better services to
the people of Jonglei state.

“Travellers will seize this opportunity to travel for three hours covering
a distance of 124km, which is being covered within 10 hours currently,” he said.

The government has also pledged to provide maximum protection for road workers and engineers throughout the entire construction period.

(ST)

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  • 9 September 2014 09:00, by Madina Tonj

    President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Party SPLM/RSS must understand we have been patience for years since you guys being elected to office and nothing done particular, Roads, Schools, Hospitals, and unemployment. It is also true that, the majority of Southern Sudanese people have rejected rebels leader not because people like president but because the citizens are protecting GOSS.

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    • 9 September 2014 17:09, by Daniel Deng Monyde

      When H.E.Salva made popular reforms by creating a lean government to decrease government administrative expenditure,enhance service delivery & fight corruption by sacking a corrupt cabinet,Riek led the corrupt group to fight these reforms.Since Anyanya1 as a young man,Salva has been making countless sacrifices for the cause of the people out of patriotism, not because he wanted to be President

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      • 9 September 2014 19:53, by lino

        Corrupted Government??? Who was the head of that government and who were the advisers for the President. Same advisers are still there my friend milking South Sudan. The President himself is a corrupt person; if we are telling the TRUTH go and do a FULL FINANCIAL AUDIT on his family and relative; then we will set down and TALK.

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        • 9 September 2014 19:54, by lino

          Don’t be confused with REBELLION is meant to come because of the way the country has been managed.

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  • 9 September 2014 09:12, by Madina Tonj

    It is become a shameful to government officials when there were Tanks stuck on the mudding roads on May/2014 as the president was been inform. Also the whole Bhar el Ghazalians people are getting a shames for years when there is a Son of that regions I mean Salva yet, the whole Bhar el Ghazal regions are too poor in term of development. Why not building main Roads through Bhar el Ghazal regions?

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  • 9 September 2014 09:13, by Madina Tonj

    It is become a shameful to government officials when there were Tanks stuck on the mudding roads on May/2014 as the president was been inform. Also the whole Bhar el Ghazalians people are getting a shames for years when there is a Son of that regions I mean Salva yet, the whole Bhar el Ghazal regions are too poor in term of development. Why not building main Roads through Bhar el Ghazal regions?

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  • 9 September 2014 09:13, by Madina Tonj

    It is become a shameful to government officials when there were Tanks stuck on the mudding roads on May/2014 as the president was been inform. Also the whole Bhar el Ghazalians people are getting a shames for years when there is a Son of that regions I mean Salva yet, the whole Bhar el Ghazal regions are too poor in term of development. Why not building main Roads through Bhar el Ghazal regions?

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  • 9 September 2014 10:15, by tootke’bai-ngo

    MADINA TONJ,
    YOU SAID IT ALL BROTHER, PEOPLE OF GREATER BHAR EL GHAZEL SHOULD BE REALLY REALLY ASHAME OF THEIR SON MR.MAYARDIT. HE HAD BEEN RECIEVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON OIL REVENUES FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS NOW AND NO SINGLE TARMAC ROAD BUILD IN ANY STATE. EVEN ALL S.SUDANESE WERE SO A SHAME AROUND THE WORLD DURING PANTHOU WAR IN APRIL 2012 WHEN KIIR WAS SHOWN ON SSTV GIVING MONEY TO WOUNDED SPLA..

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  • 9 September 2014 10:27, by tootke’bai-ngo

    PRESIDENT GIVES MONEY TO SPLA SOLDIERS LYING ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR INSTEAD OF PROVIDING MATTRESSES,MEDICINE AND FOODS. AGAIN IN 2013-14, KIIR WAS SEEN GIVING AWAY CASH INSTEAD OF GOOD MEDICAL ATTENTION. WE ARE ALL LET DOWN BY KIIR BUT THE SHAME SHOULD BE LEAD BY GOKRIELIANS AND G.BHAR EL GHAZELIANS. UNMISS HAS BEEN BLAME FOR THE GOSS FAILURES BUT SEE NOW THEY ARE HELPING OUR PEOPLE NOT KILLING US.

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    • 9 September 2014 17:11, by Daniel Deng Monyde

      When H.E.Salva made popular reforms by creating a lean government to decrease government administrative expenditure,enhance service delivery & fight corruption by sacking a corrupt cabinet,Riek led the corrupt group to fight these reforms.Since Anyanya1 as a young man,Salva has been making countless sacrifices for the cause of the people out of patriotism, not because he wanted to be President

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  • 9 September 2014 11:31, by Thyinka

    The leaders we have in South Sudan are leaders of stomach, not development. They are their to fill their stomach and their bank accounts, not to develop the country. They are now in Addis Ababa trying to argue over who will get what position instead of bring peace to the poor innocent people who are suffering. These greedy politicians will be ran out of the country one day and the poor will take..

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  • 9 September 2014 11:32, by Thyinka

    The leaders we have in South Sudan are leaders of stomach, not development. They are their to fill their stomach and their bank accounts, not to develop the country. They are now in Addis Ababa trying to argue over who will get what position instead of bring peace to the poor innocent people who are suffering. These greedy politicians will be ran out of the country one day and the poor will take..

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    • 9 September 2014 17:12, by Daniel Deng Monyde

      When H.E.Salva made popular reforms by creating a lean government to decrease government administrative expenditure,enhance service delivery & fight corruption by sacking a corrupt cabinet,Riek led the corrupt group to fight these reforms.Since Anyanya1 as a young man,Salva has been making countless sacrifices for the cause of the people out of patriotism, not because he wanted to be President

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  • 9 September 2014 11:35, by Thyinka

    Contd...and the poor will take over like in the Boleshevik revolution.

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