South Sudan’s road networks and access for decades have been a huge challenge nationwide. With few kilometres of tarmarked roads, the construction of a major highway from Eastern Equatoria to juba has been highly hindered.
The Equatorian State roads and bridges minister has revealed that the construction of the Juba-Nadapal highway has been halted for some time with a reason of a lack of funds.
This 365-kilometer stretch road runs through Torit, Kapoeta, and Nadapal-at the border with neighboring Kenya and is being constructed by the South Sudanese Winners Construction Company Limited. Work on the road commenced in August 2020 but has achieved little progress due to inadequate funding and citizens are yet to see the completion of this great highway.
The construction was expected to take four years but the state roads minister Jildo Abala Remy confirmed that work had stalled due to delays in the transfer of funds from the national ministry in Juba.