BOR, The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, assured Bor residents during his short visited in Bor that, there will be a permanent solution to Jonglei flooding.
President Kiir Mayardit, who arrived in Bor on Thursday 01st by land have been assessing the construction of Malakal road which will connect Juba, Bor, Ayod and Malakal together.
The road is an international road called great north ruot in Africa according to world geography.
Speaking to the public at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology, President Kiir said country will experient heavy flooding this year. He said Ugandan government need to release more water.
“The flooding is still coming as of now, Uganda need to open their water,” H.E. President Kiir said in Dinka language.
Kiir said his government will talked with his Sudanese counterpart to open their dams as an initiative to reduced water level in South Sudan low lands.
In his speech, Kiir said, Bor is a historical town in South Sudan which he said couldn’t be forgotten. “Bor is a historical town of South Sudan. I am going to have frequent visits,” president said.
He also urged state residents to embarkes on agricultural productions and avoided depending on imported food commodities.
Jonglei Governor, Denay Jock Chagor, who welcomed the president of the republic of South Sudan said that the state have been devastated by water.
He said flood is a natural diserster which all of them might not prevent.
But Chagor said UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations have been helping them on flood prevention.
Senior presidential advisor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, appreciated President Salva Kiir for the construction of Malakal high way. The road will connect Sudan with South Sudan by land.
Kuol said Malakal road is an international road which divided Africa into two. The road started from Cap-Town in South Africa and end in Alexandria Eygpt.
Kuol Manyang said Malakal road project have been in the pipeline for many years but he said, it was interrupted by South Sudan crisis.
ARC is a construction company working on Malakal road. The construction of the road began last year in 2020.