Road upgrading using murrum due to kick off in Abyei

Roller works on Gogrial-Akon road, Warrap State

The upgrading of roads in Abyei Administrative Area using murrum to be collected from Warrap state is due to begin. 

A team including engineers from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei and officials from Abyei Administration is in Kuajok Warrap state to assess the site where murrum for road building will be excavated, the Abyei’s Acting Deputy Chief Administrator, Mr. Kon Manyiet Matiok told Abyei FM on Wednesday.

After the assessment, Abyei will begin fetching murrum for free from the site. Twenty trucks to be used in supplying the murrum rocks for improving the nearly-impassable roads during rainy season, are set aside, according to the senior administration official.

“Now there is a team present in Kuajok. There are heavy equipment on the way to there,” Manyiet said adding, “Repair work has actually started, evidence, we are in the area to collect the soil in Mangok Achook.”

Soil for raising the roads levels his being excavated in Waucin, Mangok Achook, Macbong and Nyinlang in Abyei. The project will start with Agok-Abyei town road.

Speaking to Abyei FM on Wednesday, the Acting Commissioner of Rumamer County, Mayot Kuniet says they have agreed with communities in these areas.

Last week, the acting head of agriculture in the administration said the rehabilitation of the roads would begin this month.

The murrum deal was reached early this month during a meeting between Abyei administration officials and Warrap state governor and community leaders.

Bad road condition is one of the main challenges hindering service and goods delivery in Abyei region especially during rainy season.

Among the top priorities of Chief Administrator of Abyei, Kuol Deim Kuol, is road. Deim in his speech during new year celebration in Mijak county head quarters, reiterated his administration commitment to improving  roads condition.