The Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area, Kuol Deim Kuol says they will upgrade two roads within the area. Kuol mentioned the road between Agok and Abyei town and the one between Abyei town and Nyin Deng Ayuel as priority. He says the equipment are readily stationed at Nyin Deng Ayuel and that work will start soon.
The leader stressed that people especially the sick should not continue suffering due to poor roads. During wet season, a patient sometimes is carried on shoulders for long distance to a health facility. Poor roads have been hampering access to some basic services in the area.
From July till October last year, there was a shortage of food commodities and price hikes in Abyei Administrative Area as vehicles stopped operation due to road damage. Bicycles become the most reliable means of transporting goods from Amiet market to other parts of Abyei Administrative Area.