WAU – The newly-appointed governor of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state Sarah Cleto has on Wednesday toured Wau’s most busiest market of Jou to asses prices of basic commodities.
This comes as the country faces economic crisis imposed by corruption, Coronavirus pandemic and the global decline of oil prices.
In a brief statement on her social media Facebook page, the only female governor in the country said she visited the Jou market to access prices and to assure traders that the state government would work with them to make the takes moderate to avoid price hike.
‘[I] visit[ed] Jou Market to express effort to work with traders to take consideration of the situation the clientele and not to over burden them with prices,” she wrote.
Cleto is the only female politician to be nominated as governor in the country.
Her appointment rendered praise for the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, which nominated her.