Abyei Chief Administrator advises people to stop travelling to Sudan amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Abyei Chief Administrator, Kuol Deim Kuol speaks at Mijak county, 01 01 2021 credit: Karbino Dut|AIRS

The Chief Administrator of Abyei has discouraged people from travelling to Sudan for employment amidst covid-19 pandemic.

Hon. Kuol Deim Kuol says the pandemic has reduced employment opportunities in the Sudan, adding many people from Abyei who went to Sudan are suffering because they got no jobs.

As of 6th January, Sudan has more than 23000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic including more than 1400 deaths, according to World Health Organization.

“Housework in the Sudan is no longer there………… So, people should not suffer travelling to Sudan for nothing, “  said Hon. Deim. 

Hon Deim is encouraging the locals to engage income generating activities in the area instead of going outside.

“Our land has wild fruits. They can be bought and you get your little money out of it,” he added. 

Last year many people left Abyei for Sudan’s capital Khartoum in search of better living.