South Sudan Officials Protest Acholi-Bur Musingo Road Works

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Captain Salvatore Abdalla Luricamoi, the Commissioner Ikotos County in South Sudan, says the ongoing road works are illegal.

South Sudan officials in Ikotos County are up in arms against the ongoing Acholi-bur Musingo road works, saying the road stretch is inside their territory.
 
 
The South Sudan officials stormed the office of Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech last week demanding an explanation why the road works extend to their territory.
 
 
Officials from both countries held an impromptu meeting at Apiriti border post in Madi Opei in Lamwo district over the weekend to resolve the matter in vain.



Captain Salvatore Abdalla Luricamoi, the Commissioner Ikotos County in South Sudan, says the ongoing road works are illegal.
 
 
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Jonathan Rutabingwa, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner has warned the South Sudan officials against interfering in the road works until an amicable resolution is reached.
 
 
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During the weekend meeting, officials from both countries agreed to consult their respective governments on the matter before scheduling another meeting. The meeting also recommended a joint boundary mapping exercise based on the colonial border line.
 
 
The Shillings 195.1 billion upgrade of the 87.4km Acholi-bur Musingo road stretch is being undertaken by China Chongqing International Construction Corporation-CICO.
 

 

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