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Aweil East residents asked to turn up for Kiir’s Monday visit

Aweil East residents asked to turn up for Kiir’s Monday visit
President Salva Kiir frees a dove upon arrival at Wau airport on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The dove symbolizes freedom, peace, and hope | Credit | J1

The governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State has called upon Aweil East residents to turn up in huge number to welcome President Salva Kiir.

Today, Kiir will travel to his home area, for the celebrations and prayers for the centenary church in Kuajok. From there, he is expected to proceed to Aweil, the state capital, on Monday.

The centenary Church in Kuajok is one of the oldest Churched in Warrap State. It was established on March 19, 1923 when the first Catholic Missionary arrived in Bahr el Ghazal region in the then Sudan.

Hon. Tong Akeen Ngor the governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state says Kiir is going to officially launch the construction of a 600km tarmac road in the state – a road that will link the state with neighboring state of Western Bahr el Ghazal States.

“I encourage our community of Aweil East County to line up on the roads to receive our President on Monday from Peeth Lou to Aweil town,” Governor Tong Akeen told Akol Yam FM.

The Africa Resources Cooperation (ARC) is the contractor building the  road. ARC is owned by Benjamin Bol Mel, whom President Kiir appointed early this year as advisor on special programs.

The president is being accompanied by members of the cabinet and governors, including Rizik Zakaria Hassan; Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism, Madut Biar; transport; Simon Mijok Mijak, Roads and Bridges; and Nadia Arop Dudi, culture, museums, and national heritage.