Macbong residents need subsidized sorghum

Chol Deng Chol speaking Abyei FM’s Chol Ayiik Chol on 19 August 2020 | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2020

Residents of Machbong located between Abyei Town and Aniet want more supply of subsidized sorghum. They said the amount of sorghum that was taken to their village got finished. They added many people come to the distribution center ready to buy.

A “maluou” an equivalent of 3.5 kilogram of subsidized sorghum is 800 South Sudanese Pounds but it is about 1,200 South Sudanese pounds in other shops.

The Chairman of Chamber of Commerce in Rumamer County Bagat Kur Bagat says they will send more 15 bags of hundred kilograms each to Macbong on Friday.

The sorghum project is funded by Abyei Administration as response to food scarcity and is implemented by chamber of commerce.

In a meeting held in Abyei Town last week, the administration and traders agreed to purchase 1000 bags of sorghum to be sold the locals at reduced prices.

Traders had blamed hiking prices of food commodities on shortage of the supplies and bad roads.