19 Jan 2021


State Information

Business in Eastern Equatoria State


The Banks operating in the state are:

  • Eden Commercial Bank
  • Nile Commercial Bank
  • Equity Bank
  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)

The banks provide the following financial services:

  • Account opening
  • Salary loans to their clients/customers
  • Mortgages/ house loans to individuals
  • Equity/Nile Commercial/KCB and Eden banks give business loans to their customers
  • They also provide small business loans


There are various insurance companies in the state as below:

  • UAP Insurance Company
  • SPEED Insurance company
  • White Nile Insurance Company:
  • Continental Insurance Company
  • National Insurance Corporation Company
  • JAMUS Insurance Company

They offer the following services:

  • Property and liability and  life insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Motor insurance: Motorcycles/ automobiles
  • Individual Health Care
  • Flood Insurance
  • Commercial insurance
  • Trade Contractors
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Long term Care
  • Business Owners Insurance
  • Home owners Insurance

Travel and Business Requirements

  • Documents needed from visitors/foreigners to allow them get into the state are identification documents like a National Identification card or a passport for non- South Sudanese.
  • Business people are required to obtain the necessary business licences and permits as well as tax compliance documents.

Agricultural Activities

Crops grown in the area include: Sorghum, millet, cassava, ground nuts and simsim.


Major mobile telecommunication companies operating in the area include:

  • MTN
  • Vivacell
  • Zain

The companies offer internet variety of data services at high speeds, hence providing subscribers with affordable browsing rates. Customers require a GPRS enabled handset to assess data services. They can dial *100*1# to get internet settings for their handsets or call 1111. Once settings are activated customers can connect to MTN services at any point.


Oil companies operating in the state include:

  • Seaway Petroleum
  • Warsam Holdings Co. Ltd
  • Imatong Petroleum
  • Hass Petroleum        

Construction Companies            

Construction Companies in the state:

  • MacDowell Construction Company
  • Mega Construction Company Limited                                                                                                                                                      
Last updated at 1/8/2021