President Kiir orders Adil to relocate squatters near NilePet’s new headquarters

President Salva Kiir orders Governor Adil to relocate squatters near NilePet’s new headquarters for an impeccable view and to attract investments, aiming to uplift South Sudan's infrastructural development.

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President Salva Kiir has given a directive for the removal of illegal structures surrounding the newly inaugurated Nile Petroleum Corporation Headquarters in Juba, aiming for an excellent view. The directive was conveyed to the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, during the commissioning of the Nile Petroleum Corporation building in Juba on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

As you have seen, the building is very good, excellent, but in between squatters. This is the first thing anybody coming to this building can see. And because of this, I direct the Governor of Central Equatoria to move the squatters away from here,” Kiir said.

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This call came after the Minister for Presidential Affairs, who doubled as the Chairperson for the NilePet Board of Directors, Bangasi Bakasoro, called for the Central Equatoria State government to change its policies and allow the allocation of more land for investment.


I am appealing to the government of Central Equatoria, at this moment. Investors are coming. The government would like to invest in buildings, and infrastructure, but we can not get plots. So I am appealing to the government of Central Equatoria to please avail lands for investment if you need South Sudan to develop,” said Bakasoro.

For his part, Bakasoro blamed the Central Equatoria State government for not allocating enough land to investors, citing that the NilePet building is not supposed to be in that squeezed area.

Authorities say the NilePet new office represents a significant investment in the South Sudan developmental landscape, poised to elevate the nation’s stature in East Africa’s infrastructural development.

In his remark, the Managing Director for NilePet, Eng. Bernard Amuor Makeny, applauded President Kiir and partners for the sacrifice and unwavering dedication to realising the iconic building’s potential as a flagship facility that will cater for 200 offices for over 1,000 staff. A dream that took them nearly a decade for a world-class storey masterpiece to come into existence.

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