Gov Tong offers SSP10 million for building Aweil East football pitch
AUTHOR: Luka Wol | PUBLISHED: September 13, 2023
The governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State has contributed 10 million Pounds to the construction of a football pitch in Aweil East County.
The contribution, which was handed over on Tuesday to the body tasked with overseeing the construction, was part of the pledges made by Governor Tong Aken during the laying of foundation stone on August 10, 2023.
Bullis Bol, deputy chairperson of funds mobilization committee, says with this amount received the construction will be completed very fast.
“We are assuring you that the construction of stadium will finish by the end of this year as the governor promised he would stand with us and the community as well,” Bol told Akol Yam FM.
Bol disclosed that 15 million Pounds was already collected from the community, traders, and well-wishers.
He said 63 Million South Sudanese Pounds is the amount needed to construct the 115m2 by 220m2 pitch.
For his part, the the Minister of Information and Deputy SPLM Chairperson, William Anyuon, confirmed the amount, saying the money was handed over to the committee on Wednesday.
He said that the governor contributed the money at his capacity as the SPLM chairperson in the state.