Kenya’s Special Envoy to South Sudan Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka is now championing for expeditious completion of the Juba – Kapoeta road that will connect South Sudan and Kenya making it the gateway to the Lamu port and the rest of the World.
The 365 km Juba-Torit-Kapoeta-Nadapal single carriageway road in South Sudan to the Kenyan border of Nadapal was launched in 2012 under the Kibaki administration with the aim of contributing to the overarching goal of integrating South Sudan into the regional markets and supporting the state of South Sudan to function as a nation as well as enhancing trade and socio-economic development in the region.
The objective of the project is to enhance interstate and regional connectivity, through upgrading a priority road section along a critical national and international corridor.
Kalonzo while addressing the National Dialogue Conference at the freedom hall in Juba Tuesday said the Juba- Kapoeta – Nadapal road will greatly open the economy of both Kenya and South Sudan especially now that the world is fighting the Corona Pandemic.
The Kenyan envoy says the completion of the highway will expand the South Sudan economy by opening the oil market potential that rests in the South to the rest of the world market.
“The greatest challenge to this great nation is your infrastructure, I keep on dreaming that the road from Juba to Kapoeta will be done expeditiously because you have been growing the GDP of Uganda but not yours, “ said Kalonzo.
He says the Port of Lamu will serve as the gateway for the nation of South Sudan to the rest of the World.
Kalonzo, who jetted back in the Country last night, was in Juba for the National Dialogue Conference that started on Tuesday and is expected to end on 15th November 2020.