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Some Juba roads to be closed for papal visit

Some Juba roads to be closed for papal visit
Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin, Spokesperson of the South Sudan National police service. Courtesy

The police spokesperson has announced that some roads in Juba will be closed during the papal visit to South Sudan at the weekend.

Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury, and the moderator of the general assembly of the church of Scotland are expected to land at Juba International Airport on Friday afternoon.

The roads that will be closed, according to the police, are the Pope Francis (Kololo) and Airport roads.

“This is because the functions will differ, depending on the day. On the day of the arrival, those roads will be close,” said Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin, police spokesperson.

Both government and church leaders have appealed to the citizens, mainly Juba residents, to turn up in large numbers to welcome the peace pilgrims.

Upon arrival, the church leaders will head to the presidential palace where they will be officially welcomed into the country by President Salva Kiir.

Justin said the roads will be control based on the direction of the occasions and this will allow the citizens to alternative roads during the three-day visit.