News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Governor donates SSP 10 million to community

By Hou Akot Hou

Northern Bahr El Ghazal State governor, Tong Akeen Ngor has donated SSP 10 million towards Aweil West County development initiative.

The governor declared the donation public, during a visit to Ayat Community in Aweil West County of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, on Friday.

He announced that the contribution of 5 million SSP, to start construction of a police station at Mayom Akuak Rel and another 5 million SSP as a financial back-up for a modern secondary school in the area.

The visit of the state governor, aimed at assessing ongoing developmental activities in the area, especially road construction, by Africa Resource Corporation (ARC).

The road network connects the area to Raja.

Governor Tong addressed a mammoth crowd at Ayat Centre in Aweil West County, bordering Raja.

During the gathering, Representative Chiefs, Sultan Yel Diing Akot outlined challenges facing the community, which encompasses lack of good schools, roads, food insecurity, and communication networks.

He emphasized the need for the government to look into those matters seriously.

“We lack police stations, communication networks, and good water points for drinking,” Diing told the governor.

The area MP who was also in the governor’s entourage, Hon. Aguer Alich, applauded the governor for the visit Ayat community, which is far-flung.

He assured the community to support the government being led by President Kiir so as to allow services to be delivered.

In response to the needy population, Governor Tong reminded the audience about the need to support SPLM government, saying it is more deliverable.

He commended the support that the Aweil West community showcased by contributing money to Aweil University, a project that is still being pursued.

The governor said the road construction would help a lot and requested that the community provided other materials, such as marram.

Tong said his administration would pay close attention to completion of the road project, in the area.

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