By Akol Madut Ngong
Western Bahr el Ghazal State government is planning to relocate people out of the worst flood-hit counties of Jur River and Raja to high land to help them cope up with the natural disaster.
“We want to transfer things all out from there and we made this plan with the ministry of land and housing to go and survey land for the flood affected people particularly in Jur River and Raja counties” said Barsham the RRC chairperson in Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Wau.
The State authorities said the two aforementioned counties have been distressed, they are cut off from State headquarter, Wau town.
The chairperson of Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) in Western Bhar el Ghazal State Barsham Musa Ayanga said Jur River and Raja Counties have been affected by the flood including part of Wau South, area of Marial Payam and area of Manyang.
“We have an affected population of 28, 414 households and 149, 993 individuals are flood affected in three counties of Western Bhar el Ghazal while for the human death in Jur river county, we have recorded 11 deaths, Raja and Wau recorded zero flood related deaths and 72 livestock have died due to the flood while 2,857 houses collapsed and farms affected are upto 7, 790 fedans,” Musa stated.
Meanwhile the State RRC chairperson said frankly speaking for them as a government, we are vulnerable to rescue the situation.
He stated that Wau South which comprises of Bhazi and Bagari areas, third quarter of it is affected adding that “according to what I heard, the Busere bridge have got problem currently, cars are not able to pass there.”
Western Bahr el Ghazal State, RRC chairperson urged the citizens in the State to keep safe by staying far from the areas which have been devastated by the floods.