Work Starts On Juba-Kajo-Keji Road

The fixing of the Irish-crossings (bridges) along the Juba-Kajo-Keji road has started, an official said.

By Waakhe Simon Wudu

JUBA – 3 May 2013 [Gurtong] – The two streams of Limu and Jamus have been a huge challenge to the people plying this route for some time now especially during the rainy season.

Alex Liki, the Chairperson of the Kajo-Keji Voluntary Service Committee (VOSCO) told Gurtong that engineers have started physical work on the site. Liki said the national government has also confirmed its full support to see the project through.

Irish crossings (bridge) are temporary fixings along a stream that increases surface area for vehicles’ strength to pass a filled up stream and reduces chances of stacking and prevent vehicles from being carried away when the stream is fully filled.

“Oh yes the work has started,” Liki told Gurtong. “The government has also pledged for its full support. We met the Minister [of Roads and Bridges] and he expressed happiness and confirmed their support to work together with us.”

In February VOSCO has voluntarily raised 120,000 SSP in fundraising function held in Juba recently.

Liki said government has pledged to release $200,000 as additional support to the already over 300,000 SSP mobilized by VOSCO.  The chairman said Morjita Construction Company; a local company has already started working on the road.
The Juba-Kajo-Keji road is the main way linking the two counties together. The road is expected to worse when the rains start to fall fully.

Many culverts fixed last year by Payii Construction Company have all been washed away.

In January the stream of Jomus carried away a government land crusher and killed three custom officials.

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