Gov’t urged to construct Kit Bridge

By Rose Keji Benjamin

The Commissioner of Lobonok County in Jubek State has urged the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) to rehabilitate Kit Bridge that has been damaged to ease the movement of people into the area.

Kit Bridge was constructed in 1992 by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), but was destroyed by flooding.

In a statement to Juba Monitor, Severino Gworit Kose said the poor shape of the bridge had greatly affected the movement of people from and into the area. “We don’t have resources to construct the bridge, but we have appealed to the national government and the Non-Governmental Organizations to support us,” Mr. Severino said.

He said Kit Bridge was a life-line between the people of Lobonok County and Juba, but since it broke down, there had been no transport and communication between the two areas.

The commissioner said that the community had tried to assemble some stones to provide temporary passage, but when it rains, “the area becomes inaccessible until the water level subsides”.

“There is no more travelling to Juba because we are hindered by the broken bridge, we need help to ease our movement,” Lobonok County Commissioner appealed.

Suzan Poni, a resident of Lobonok County said she used to bring local produce for sale to Juba, but now she cannot do it. “I am not able go ahead with the business because the bridge which has been damaged by the rains is affecting us seriously.”

“We have complained several times and the community has also raised concerns to the government, but till now there is no action taken,” Ms. Poni lamented.

There are so many bridges in different areas in South Sudan that have been dilapidated by floods as a result of heavy rains.






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