South Sudan To Move Capital From Juba

The newest nation in Africa, South Sudan has on Friday announced plans to move its capital from the crowded large city of Juba to a small town in the north that has enough space for expansion. The decision awaits the approval of the parliament of South Sudan.

The Secretary General to the government, Abdon Agaw said, “The council of ministers has decided that the capital city will be relocated from Juba. The new capital would be located in the city of Ramciel.” Ramciel lies along the Nile River in Lakes State.

The country’s Information Minister, Maria Benjamin, said the relocation process would be completed within about six years.

The new capital would have to be built from scratch.

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