5 December 2012

South Sudan: Wes Ready for Christian Centenary Celebrations

Juba — The authorities in Western Equatoria State have announced that the government and the people of the state are ready to receive people for the upcoming Christian centenary (100 years of Christian life) in the state.

This was revealed by Hon. Sapana, the Deputy Governor of the state, yesterday shortly after meeting the minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin. He also revealed that the state is currently secure from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Hon. Sapana further disclosed that the state has produced enough food but decried the poor state of roads which limits their access to markets.

In another event, the Governor of Upper Nile State, Simon Kun Pouch confirmed that the state is safe and under government jurisdiction after the recent chaos at the Bank of South Sudan branch in Malakal. He stated that the culprits who caused the mayhem were been caught and are currently in legal custody. He also announced that the state has started a road project to Ethiopia which he said will facilitate oil export. On his part Dr Benjamin appreciated the effort exerted by the state government to bring the culprits to justice.

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