Highlights of Kiir’s historic visit to Bor, the second visit since independence.
The president visited Bor, to assess the damage of floods and inspect the ongoing construction work of the Juba – Bor road. This is the second time since the independence of South Sudan for the president to visit the historical town.
President Salva Kiir has pledged to repair broken dykes in Bor to prevent future flooding.
In his address, President Kiir thanked the youth for their tireless efforts in finding temporary solutions to the broken dykes along the Nile River which has displaced thousands and urged the population to stay in their homes despite the devastating floods. He said this during a rally at the Dr John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor.
Hopefully, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit visit to Bor Town will birth some monumental projects.
Another observation about the president’s visit is that He delivered is lengthened speech in Dinka Language. Though that is the only dialect he understands better. He speaks with a lot of difficulties in both Arabic and English..
But considering his audience, the current Jonglei State is composed of three tribes (Nuer, Dinka and Anuak). Even the State Governor, Hon. Denay Jock Chagor does not understand Dinka language. Why did the President maximize Dinka Language?
Notably, apart from national issues the President had planned to brief Bor and Jonglei people about including road development from Juba to Bor Town, the visit was historic in the sense that it was the first time Thiik Achol was officially introduced to Bor Dinka population as one of their own and a promising upcoming young leader. Another grand political scheme.
Meanwhile, state Governor Denay Chagor commended the president’s visit, saying it enabled him to see for himself the condition of the people affected by the flooding.