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S. South new capital: Ramciel local administrator says roads clearance begins

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November 7, 2011 (JUBA) – The local administrator of the proposed territory of the new capital of South Sudan, Ramciel, said they have begun the work to clear all roads leading to the area.

Francis Manyal Atuot the administrator of Ramciel, Lakes state, came to Juba on Thursday and briefed the vice president, Riek Machar. Atout said that the relocation is welcomed by the residents of the Ramciel region.

Atuot and Machar were accompanied by the former minister of higher education, science and technology, Job Dhurai, who discussed the proposed locations of river ports in the region.

In August, South Sudan resolved to relocate the capital from Juba to Ramciel. The decision came, in part, as a result of disagreements over the jurisdiction of Juba city between the national government, the Central Equatoria state, Juba county and residents.

A ministerial committee is chaired by the national minister of housing and physical planning, Jemma Nunu Kumba, to implement the relocation.

The committee shall carry out a feasibility study and will survey the area before the construction of buildings begins in 2012.

A number of credible national and international companies have been bidding to win the contracts.

(ST)

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  • 8 November 2011 09:10, by Thonkiir

    He is called Manyiel Atuot Abongbaar, not Manyal. Son of land owners accompanied by the great man professor Job Dharuai Malou, who is also expecting to be the first Lord Mayor of the Ramciel City. No way he has been resident of the place before council of ministers declared Ramciel as national Capital City of the Republic of South Sudan

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    • 8 November 2011 11:20, by Waucity

      Our government should just do this right..it is going to be our pride that will be dedicated to our people who died for freedom

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    • 8 November 2011 13:15, by Aleu Majok II

      @Thonkiir,
      Look at how hostile and chauvinistic you sound. It disgusts alot 2 encounter such comments from the very people who used 2 complain about the Bari selfishness n hostility in Juba City. Let me advise U brother, refrain from such comments that may tarnish ur image n that of the over all Muonyjang people of Greater Bahr el Ghazal who are very hospitable n welcoming esp in land matters.

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  • 8 November 2011 09:16, by Land-of-Cush

    Too much talk without action is nothing atall.
    We are not happy to read always when there is no reality. Where are the pictures of what you have done as evident?

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  • 8 November 2011 10:17, by pabaak

    I was glad to hear the mister of housing on SSTV that there is no contract yet been awarded to design the capital as its was alleged on sudantribune. It was a fake design, and I don’t think South Sudan could had throw public money for this fake design, I have searched some website to find out but for my surprise I have find its was kind of just copy and paste design, one similar city in Angola.

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    • 9 November 2011 11:06, by Takpiny

      Mr Mapaak telling us different thing here,what is your point? are you against design or relocation?

      My friend nothing call throw public money as you said,it is a development we need to develop our cities whether in Juba, Wau,Ramceil, Bor ,Torit and everywhere becaues we are behind development.

      human make city,the cities not create by God.so do not worry Ramceil will look like Juba soon.

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    • 9 November 2011 11:26, by Takpiny

      Sorry for miss spelling your name I mean Mr Pabaak not Mr Mapaak.

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      • 9 November 2011 23:15, by pabaak

        Takpiny, I’m talking about the design, if you follow the news on SSTV, more than a week ago the minister of housing came to refute the allegations of design of Capital which was posted on this website late of this month, which actually the minister denied existence of such contract, she didn’t even know where these allegation come from.

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  • 8 November 2011 12:57, by Joseph

    Congratulation, but speedup and make sure the capital is design with international standard

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    • 9 November 2011 04:01, by Force 1

      Joseph, yes we know, Juba looked nothing but international equivalent already!
      Don’t worry, be patient, don’t pass judgement prematurely, just wait and see.

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  • 8 November 2011 17:12, by Thonkiir

    Dear Aleu Majok,
    When re u learning better analyse/interprtations? maybe i will translate this into ur local dialect to understand however, we people of Ramciel never said similar like what Bari did in Juba by putting preasure on the govrt plus other communities sections saying land grabing, we don’t want you here. Bro Aled, stoping jealous feeling or blackmailing it can’t helping out little ok?

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    • 9 November 2011 15:59, by Aleu Majok II

      @Thonkiir, bro, u may doubt/deny my good analysis n try 2 judge me as jealous but ma point is crystal-clear 4 any credible debate. FYI, there is no point 4me 2 be jealous here. In fact wot do u think, in this article, make me jealous as U’ve mistaken me? None.Bro, take it easy u don’t know where I belong if it’s simply being in da area of capital city dat U think make me blackmail(irrelevant her)

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