By Deng David Panchol
The construction of Bank of South Sudan branch in Jonglei State Capital Bor, has commenced, an official confirmed.
Isaac Mamer Ruk, the Jonglei State Minister of Housing, Land and Public Utilities told No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper that the construction work kicked off on Monday.
He said the construction project has been awarded to Aguek Construction Company to implement the country’s Central Bank branch premises in Bor town of Jonglei State.
Ruk stated that his ministry has started receiving the consignment of building materials in the state.
“I have been traveling to Juba for some good times to talk with the governor of Central Bank and engage the national leadership about the construction of BOSS structures. So, the construction of the bank was approved by Central Bank after being directed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit for the project to kick off,” he said.
“All the consignments are now at the site and we are in the process of recruiting workers to work at the site. So, the work has already started.” he added.
Mr. Ruk said the construction work has started with fence and is due to take three months to be completed.
He noted that construction of the building will start straight away after the fence has been completed.
The minister said the Central Bank in Jonglei State capital branch will benefit micro businesses in Bor town through providing loans.
“The bank after completion will benefit citizens of Jonglei State in terms of employment and access to economic opportunities like loans,” he explained.
“It will promote other small micro economic activities in the state so this is a very significant project to the state and as ministry concerned, we really appreciate President Kiir for approving this project,” he continued.
Ruk stated that Central Bank presence in Bor will provide banking services to citizens of Jonglei State once completed.
He called on other commercial banks having investment lands in the state to report to his office in order to be provided with legal land title deeds.
The Central Bank Bor branch land measuring 230 by 430 square meters was allotted during the administration of Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk.