CES, UNMISS initiate Yei-Kajo Keji road rehabilitation

CES, UNMISS initiate Yei-Kajo Keji road rehabilitation

The Central Equatoria state government and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) launched the Yei-Kajo Keji Road rehabilitation project, aimed at easing the movement of people and services.

According to the statement obtained from the CES gubernatorial press unit, the 140-kilometre road connecting Yei to Kajo-Keji will ease the movement of people with goods, humanitarian agencies and peacekeepers.

“The over 140-kilometre road is envisioned to strengthen the livelihoods and resilience of rural communities, improve food security, and enhance holistic peace and security stabilisation in the area,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the rehabilitation process will take some months. 

Meanwhile, during the launch ceremony in Yei River County, the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil, urged the communities to partner with contractors.

He appealed to the communities to provide the required local materials, including labour, to ease the rehabilitation processes.

Adil appreciated the UNMISS for their usual cooperation with the government in executing projects that benefit the citizens and ensure peace in the country.

Governor Adil assured the engineering department involved in the road construction of the government’s protection as they continue their duty.

 Meanwhile, Mrs Njoki Kinyanjui, UNMISS Field Office for Central Equatoria State, promised the mission’s readiness to develop infrastructure to ease the movement of humanitarian agencies and peacekeepers.

Njoki added that the mission focuses on service to attain holistic peace and security in the South, adding that they continue to execute their pivotal mandate on peace dissemination and bringing peace to the country.

In addition, the Commissioner of Yei River County, Aggrey Kanyikwa, appreciated the UNMISS and government for their productive participation in structural development to ease peace maintenance.

He affirmed his unwavering support for continuing to mobilise the indigenous communities to support and own the project by providing the much-needed materials to fast-track the rehabilitation process.