JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this morning travelled to Jonglei state’s capital Bor by road, according to two senior officials in Juba and Bor.
This is the first visit for the South Sudanese head of state since the outbreak of war in December 2013 and the second since touring Bahr el Ghazal region last year when he promised to tour the 10 states.
Speaking to Sudans Post this evening, a Jonglei state official said President Salva Kiir was traveling to Bor by road and that they were informed of the visit at short notice.
“The President is coming here today and he is coming by road,” the official who do not want to be named said from Bor. “We at the state government were informed at short notice.”
Another staffer at the presidency confirmed the trip and said Kiir would return to the capital tomorrow Friday.