Adil spearheads road construction in Juba ahead of Pope’s visit

By Staff Writer

The planned Pope’s visit to Juba is piling pressure on desire for good roads infrastructure around the Suburbs of South Sudan’s capital Juba. On the trail to improve the road infrastructures are the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony and Juba City Council’s Mayor Michael Lado Allalhjabu. 

The two are on hot shoes spearheading the tarmac roads constructions and streets improvement around the city, something that have seen top state government officials parading themselves at the construction sites with the lenses of inspection.

Pope Francis is set to visit South Sudan next month, a highly anticipated event that’s keeping the dairy of both government, and religious leaders in Catholic Church ever busy with the arrangements.

In a statement shared with No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, by the office of the governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony has “redirected” city mayor His Worship Michael Lado to speed up the roads’ work as Pope’s visit nears.

“H. E. Emmanuel Adil Anthony, the Governor of Central Equatoria State jointly together with the Mayor of Juba City Council paid a glowing inspection visit on the ongoing road tarmacking within the city of Juba ahead of the Papal visit by His Holiness Pope Francis as from 03rd-05th February 2023″, read part of the statement released by the Governor’s office and seen by the No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper.

“Governor Adil during the inspection visit enlightened that the preparatory efforts are going on well and re-directed the mayor of Juba City Council H.W. Michael Lado to exert more efforts especially on tarmacking and beautification of the City”, the statement added.

The roads constructions are being billed by the state government as “strategic” and set to be completed within the specified timeframe.

“The ongoing robust road network opening initiative is part of the State Government strategic direction through Juba city and will be expeditiously accomplished within the specified period of time as the Papal trip to the Republic of South Sudan-Juba nears”, the governor’s office asserted.

The Pope’s visit arrangements are being coordinated by the office of the governor and the Apostolic Nunciature Holy-Holy-See-Vatican Embassy in South Sudan.

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