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Tonj state governor launches construction of new airstrip


September 22, 2019 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Tonj state on Friday launched the construction of a state-of-the-art airstrip in the area.

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The state governor, Mathew Mathiang Magoordit said delivery of services has been his top priority ever since his appointment by President Salva Kiir.

He, however, vowed to fully support the construction of the new facility.

On his part, the state minister of Physical Infrastructure, Manyang Pagor Mawien said the new air strip is 300m long and 300km wide

The project, located about 10km from the state capital, is funded by Indeed and Truth Ministry Organization, an indigenous non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Tonj State is one of the 28 states of South Sudan. It is located in the Bahr el Ghazal region and it borders Wau to the west, Gbudwe to the southwest, Gogrial to the northwest, Northern Liech to the northeast, Gok and Southern Liech to the east, and Western Lakes to the south and east.


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  • 23 September 09:49, by Eastern

    This is buffoonery of the highest order..!

    When it takes about two days to drive from Tonj ’town’ to Tonj East, some morons only thinks of how comfortable Kiir should get to Tonj. The last time Kiir attempted to visit Tonj, if the plane carrying his advanced party did not shoot past the runway and crushed across the the Tonj-Wau road? The priority for Tonj is not an airstrip but better DRAINAGE..

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    • 23 September 10:01, by South South


      Development in South Sudan will continue without you and your tiny NAS. Tonj State will not listen to a little people who need help to organize themselves. If I were you, I would just drink beer and shut up.

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    • 23 September 19:22, by jubaone

      I was flying from Juba to Wau via Aweil. Once we landed in Aweil, I thought that the pilot had just crushlanded on a bush road. Funny though, this was inside the town itself. Half naked jienge kids scampering around the plane, some stray street dogs scavenging for food in a nearby rubbish heap. Such an ugly scene I never saw in Yei airstrip. Jienges walk, they don’t need airports

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      • 24 September 00:29, by Anthony

        Anyone from outside south sudan would say the same about
        your village airstrip being a third world shithole too with street dogs etc.

        I know I definitely would.

        You’re a villager. You can’t evaluate whether people need airports or not. Your people never i invented planes or civilization. Stupid bari🐵

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        • 24 September 14:04, by jubaone

          Antonia jienguyu bastard,
          You’re irritated cuz your pathetic dad perhaps comes from Aweil. You are a tragic reality of a bastardized kid who has not visited the ancestral lands of your father. Who cares? I write what I saw and know. Contrary to you, I am the "pure Bari" who knows well the living habits of jienges unlike bastards like you who haven’t even seen Juba, ya kelb?

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