Jonglei State, News

Lack of network hampers service delivery

By Manas James

Fangak County Commissioner in Jonglei State, Biel Boutrus, has decried a lack of telecommunication network across in area.

He said it affects coordination between the state leadership and delivery of services to residents.

Commissioner Biel said sometimes they rely on individuals as messengers to have government activities coordinated.

“We are disconnected from the rest of the state by roads and we do not have any communication networks. Fangak is an island county,” he said.

“The situation is very difficult for us, without access to services. Sometime we rely on old radio communication or internet in compounds of some aid agencies or even we send individuals to deliver messages.”

The county commissioner called on telecommunication operators to invest in the county by rehabilitating communication networks.

Jonglei State Legislative Assembly spokesperson, Wany Bum said they were engaging relevant agencies to erect network tower in the area.

“This situation is not only in Fangak but even Uror County where I come from lacks network with exception of the county headquarter. We have tabled these issues,” he said.

We are pushing our communication minister to collaboration with the National Information Ministry to speed up rehabilitation the tower destroyed by war,” he added.

Jonglei state information minister, Elizabeth Nyadak Jok said that arrangements were underway to have telecommunication network restored.



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