This article was last updated on May 26, 2022
The Commissioner’s call come one month after heavy rains cut off a major route, used by commercial trucks crossing Warrap state to Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states, at the small Lol Ayei bridge in Kapara Boma in Jur River County, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
Speaking to Gurtong on Sunday, commissioner Mayom said his county authority, together with local traders, have volunteered to try and address the natural disaster facing traders along the Wau road.
“We have on Saturday started the work on the bridge but we need not only the three state [of Bahr El Ghazal] to help us…we are right now calling the national government, under the ministry of Roads and Bridges, to intervene since this road belongs to the national government,” said the Commissioner.
“Yesterday, our local traders in Tonj South County contributed with dumper trucks and money, while county authority have contributed civil engineers to work on the road”, he explained.
The Commissioner insisted that, in the absence of an urgent response from the national government, the road damage will cut off transport completely in months to come, especially since August and September are likely to bring heavy rains in
The Lol Ayei bridge was last repaired by Civicon Company, which installed a local culvert, in 2006.