Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Uganda
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Uganda

Ambassador Juach hails post-war development projects

Ambassador Juach hails post-war development projects

By Simon Deng

The South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda, Simon Juach Deng has hailed the encouraging development progress happening in the country since the signing of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

Juach last week led the tour of the visiting Ugandan media delegation around key infrastructure projects such as the fuel depot at Nesitu which is owned by Trinity Energy Limited.

“Until 2011, this part of the world was underdeveloped, our economy was almost zero, there was no infrastructure, there was only 25 km of tarmac roads across the country in 2005, now we have almost 3000 km of tarmac roads,” said Juach.

The transitional government has embarked on road construction starting with the Juba-Rumbek-Bahr El Ghazal highway and the Juba-Bor road which is already accessible to motorists.

Juach revealed that the purpose of the visit by the Ugandan media delegation is to educate the region on what South Sudan has to offer, adding that the fuel depot in Nesitu is a good example of the supply chain in the region.

“The fuel sourced from Kenya comes through Uganda and the final consumption is in South Sudan, all our economies benefit and that is why we need to ensure Juba-Nimule road is secure from any disturbance so that we both grow economically,” said Juach.

“We are progressing every year, according to the statistics from the bank of Uganda in the last financial year, there was about 900 million U.S dollars in remittances from Ugandan business people in South Sudan and there was another half a billion dollars of trading between the two countries,” he disclosed.

Manoharan Kesavan, the manager for the fuel depot said it has capacity to store 6 million litters fuel, adding that access to the regional market has eased supply of fuel to South Sudan.

“In the month of October last year, we received 100 trucks, we are interconnected by business, we take trucks from Kenya to South Sudan and they cross many borders,” said Kesavan.

Source: https://thedawn.com.ss/2024/03/18/ambassador-juach-hails-post-war-development-projects/