Insecurity Sees Truckers Halt Cargo Deliveries to South Sudan

Kenyan and Ugandan truck drivers have suspended transporting cargo to South Sudan due to increasing insecurity cases along Yei-Juba route, which has led to loss of life and the destruction of trucks. Colonel Santo Domic, deputy spokesperson for South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF), said the chief of staff has implemented plans to provide security on the major roads leading to Juba. Daniel Deng, an official in charge of border agents in the town of Nimule, said there are about 3,000 trucks parked on the Uganda side of the border. He said if the standoff continues, prices of fuel and food in South Sudan may start to rise because the landlocked country is dependent on goods transported through its neighbours.

truck trucks trucking (file photo).

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