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Dike construction, Twic county, Jonglei state


June 7, 2012 (BOR) - The commissioner of Twic East county of Jonglei state, Dau Akoi Jurkuch, has announced the renovation of a 34 km dike as part of a land reclamation project for agricultural use.

The commissioner of Twice East County, Dau Akoi Jurkuch (ST)

Speaking to Sudan Tribune in Bor, Akoi said the low land of Twic East county is close to the river Nile, making it prone to flooding during the rainy season, saying that the construction of a dike is the only way of controlling the flooding, to enable the population to cultivate their farms.

“When we complete the dike, the community will be able to cultivate their fields and the lives of the livestock will also improve,” Akoi added.

He said the County authority, with the help of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) are working together to construct and renovate the 34km old dike that runs from the southern part of the county northward.

He said the a total of 900,000 SSDG (US$337,000) was raised by the partners for the project.

Akoi called upon the citizens of Twic East, both at home and in the Diaspora to help in completing the remaining 7km of dike on time.

He said there is a fear of flooding this year as the water table in the river Nile has been very high, even before the rainy season began.

Akoi said his County is optimistic that there will be improved agricultural food production this year due to the relative calmness in the County, following the tribal peace accord that was signed last month.

He said farmer groups have opened up large farms, including Rebecca Nyandeng, the wife of late John Garang, who has the largest mechanised farm in the County.


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  • 8 June 2012 08:52, by biarawieu

    Let come together and give support to our community

  • 8 June 2012 11:19, by Waucity

    I think rice grow in water from what I have seen from other countries, so you would have to just grow rice instead...

  • 8 June 2012 19:06, by panom lualbil

    PLEASE MR. DAU AKOI, let ONLY drain water into river nile

    but PRESERVE fishes for DINKA TWICE and frogs for DINKA BOR

    ASSILI for consumption untill when they reap their crops !

    Remember if you would let FROGS goes into river nile with

    water, you [DAU AKOI] will be the caused for clashes to

    occur between DINKA BOR ASSILI and DINKA TWICE EAST !

    • 9 June 2012 05:24, by Dinkawarrior

      Hahahah hahahah hahahahah!
      "PRESERVE fishes for DINKA TWICE and frogs for DINKA BOR ASSILI"
      What about Luth and Areu? In which place where Dinka Twice located? Did you mean Twice-Bor or Twice Bhare El-Gazelle?

      • 9 June 2012 07:58, by Jok 011

        Mr Dinkawarior, your questions are accurate and I hope Panom lualbill will answer them; beside, those such name came up in 2005, and it was for political purpose, which I think, has no justificaton.

      • 9 June 2012 22:58, by panom lualbil

        I bet you [dinkawarrior] know that water is the natural sources of living thing [typcially fish] which we human living survive on, Right ! But the writer’s point was, this water overflown does interfere with farmers’s interest in arability. However, we have to build dike wisely that we can’t get rid of it at all. Becoz we all need water for different purpose follows: fishes, frogs,

        • 9 June 2012 23:19, by panom lualbil

          alligators, for [all dinka, murlei, nuer, muslim] but I didnt know about [luth and arou,] honestly brother. Tortoises, geckoes, water bufaloes for [murlei, nuer, acholi, kakwa.]
          Also water is needed for [farming 2, livestocks, etc.]
          So my point was, build that dike accurately and economically unless you’re thrill-seeker to repeat it.

  • 9 June 2012 06:54, by Cadaai ?o?

    Dinkawarior, you just use your name as literacy abuse. You don’t where Dinka Twic where your freedom father came from. People like you are just enjoying freedom even they don’t know the tribe of the man who give them freedom they enjoy today. It is a shame and disgusting. Learn history my friend, you are not learn yet. You better drop name Dinka. You talk like a thief you could be.

  • 10 June 2012 00:23, by Cadaai ?o?

    Panom lualbil, the idea is that; everybody tribes in Jonglei State is about to called "Dinka Bor". It is something being planned. So I want other tribes to watch out.

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