AUTHOR: Joseph Athian | PUBLISHED: September 4, 2023
The vehicles, which were purchased with taxpayers', are expected to arrive in the state capital, Aweil, next week | Credit | Courtesy
The government of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state has purchased 26 vehicles meant for county commissioners and cabinet ministers.
The vehicles include five-door Toyota Landcruiser hardtops and four-door Toyota Hillux wagons.
Of the 26 vehicles, 19 were handed over to the governor over the weekend by RAM Engineering Company in Juba.
The aim is to address shortage of transportation among ministers as some are being ferried to and fro work by on motorcycles.
The state minister of information – William Anyuon Kuol – says the cars were bought through taxpayer’s money.
“It used to be hard when something happened; a government official would find it difficult to intervene. But now, all will be fine. So, this is something the governor has made possible,” Anyuon told Akol Yam FM.
He disclosed that the vehicles will arrive in the state this week.
However, he could not reveal the amount the government spent on the vehicles, saying the receipts have not yet been given to the government.