South Sudan president Kiir Mayardit has left Juba to Bor on this morning, Thursday 1st April in an official visit that was not made public. The head of state was seen in a massive motorcade in Juba-Bor road heading to Jonglei State this morning.
Some presidential aides who preferred anonymity confirmed the president’s visit but did not elaborate on his mission. It is not yet known how long will the task take.
This is a first time the president visited Jonglei since conflict erupted in 2013.
Jonglei state was worse affected by heavy flooding in 2020 that caused more vulnerability among many residents.
Last year the vice president Rebecca Garang has visited an affected population in Jonglei and suggested an alternative dyke construction and aid assistant provision to the vulnerable people.
The governor of Jonglei Denay Chagor visited dyke construction site this week with a strategy to end the devastating disaster.
South Sudan experienced an unprecedented flood that affected a huge population, mainly in Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, and Barh el Ghazal that captured the public’s attention. It is not clear if that could be the mission of the president.