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Poor facilities fails S. Sudan bid to host 2012 regional games

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January 30, 2012 (JUBA) — Newly independent South Sudan’s bid to host
this year’s East Africa Secondary School games suffered a major blow,
after members of the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools
Sports Associations (FEASSSA) resolved the country did not have enough
facilities to host more than 2000 participants.

The decision follows a request reportedly made by South Sudan’s
education ministry last year, which expressed interest in hosting the
annual competition previously held in Mbarara, Uganda.

But according to FEASSSA’s assessment report, a copy of which Sudan
Tribune
has seen, the sports body cited inadequate accommodation
facilities and poor infrastructures linking schools as some of the
setbacks to South Sudan’s bid to host the regional games.

“When our assessment team visited South Sudan to assess their
facilities, they submitted a report that does not support them as
favorites to host the games,” said FEASSSA’s president, Justus
Mugisha.

“Being a new nation, they have not put up enough accommodation
facilities in the new schools that are being established,” he added.

Instead, he said, either Burundi or Tanzania could host the games
scheduled from August to September later this year.

South Sudan, which suffered decades of civil wars that destroyed most
infrastructure recently launched a 10-year strategic plan that seeks
to uplift the country’s poor road network. If fully implemented, South
Sudan will eventually be linked to the rest of the East African
nations with improved roads, railways and bridges.

(ST)

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  • 31 January 2012 06:39, by SeekingTruth

    NO WORRIES, WE’RE ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD NATION. I AM SURE SOUTH WOULD BE ABLE TO HOST THESE KIND OF TOURNAMENTS BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

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    • 31 January 2012 12:50, by SSLA/M Supporter

      truth seeking!

      Poor or there is no facilities in the first place! hahahaha! And you think your mafia regime has been only there for 6 months!! What a trash! What happens to an autonomic rule of 6 years? What SPLA/M mafia dominated GoSS did with 20 billion dollars as oil dividends during that autonomic rule! USA isn’t too stupid to waste its taxpayers’ money on corrupt regime like SPLA/M mafia..

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      • 31 January 2012 12:58, by SSLA/M Supporter

        regime in RoSS! go to hell with your corruption but don’t expect no help from international community because everyone is sick and tired of helping you while you are wasting billions of dollars stupidly! no great God will come from sky to make you high as Bob said! you must fix South Sudan yourselves otherwise you live like beasts or wildlife forever!

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  • 31 January 2012 07:28, by Madina Tonj

    It doesn’t whether the rest of East Africa has got more development than South Sudan Rome was not built in one year. You can gained independence long time ago but the country get independent Tommorrow could even go beyond for example, U.S. is number one in the world while British has dominate the whole world in regardless to East’s development,South Sudan will probably go beyond in the coming year

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  • 31 January 2012 07:55, by Tamongali

    It is not a problem South Sudan.When a child is born he first sits, crawl,then stand.let us build our infrastructure first and use the little resources to develop education and health because healthy body in healthy mind, believe me FEASSSA will run after us to organize such tournament.

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  • 31 January 2012 10:45, by Daniel William

    We South Sudanese Should not be in a rush to get involve in certain issues like holding regional games, joining the East African economic community etc. I am surprise and completely taken aback by the concerned authorities to make such decision. We have many issues to address in our home let alone jumping to take responsibility in regional or international arena.

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  • 31 January 2012 17:33, by AAMA

    Right now South only needs peace and stability, once that achieved, you can become more developed than all east africa combined, you just need good governance and some time.

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