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Lifeline road rehabilitation linking three Central Equatoria counties to start tomorrow

Commissioner Emmanuel Khemis Richard grateful to UNMISS for backing the road project linking counties which stands as a vital lifeline promoting peace, security, and agricultural transport; urging citizens to embrace dialogue over rebellion for peaceful progress.

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A 150-kilometer road rehabilitation project is set to launch tomorrow, connecting three counties in Central Equatoria State: Lainya, Yei River, and Kajo-keji. The launch of the project will be commissioned by Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony in Yei River County and will be attended by the three county commissioners, government officials, and UN representatives.

Funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and constructed by their Engineering company, the project aims to improve transportation, security, and peace in the region.


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“I would like to thank the UNMISS for approving the funds to support the rehabilitation work for this road that links the three counties. This road is a lifeline that will contribute to peace, security, and transportation of agricultural products,” Commissioner Richard expressed.

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Lainya County Commissioner Emmanuel Khemis Richard expressed his gratitude for UNMISS’s support, calling the road a “lifeline” and urging citizens to renounce violence and support development. “The rehabilitation work will start at Gemunu via Pakula in Yei River County, pass through Jamara of Kupera payam in Lainya County, and connect to Limuro and Wujji of Kajo-keji County,” he said.

The single-lane Murram road is expected to be completed within six months. Commissioner Richard emphasized the importance of completing the project within the stipulated time frame and using available resources effectively.

He further added that they will also help with the provision of the murram and other resources that may be needed to ease the work.

Honorable Khemis said, “Our responsibility as the local Authority is to ensure that No one obstructs and interferes with the work when it eventually starts.” He says the rehabilitation of the road is expected to be completed within the period of six months and they are going to be strict in supervising and inspecting the work to make sure the work is completed within the stipulated period.

However, he didn’t reveal how much the rehabilitation of this standard single lane murram road project is going to cost. According to the commissioner, they decided to rehabilitate a single lane to avoid the scenario of ending up with incomplete work as witnessed in many failed projects.

“This project marks a significant step towards improving infrastructure and promoting development in Central Equatoria State,” he said.

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