Kapoeta South County

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Kapoeta South County
Kapoeta South County is located in South Sudan
Kapoeta South County
Kapoeta South County
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 04°46′30″N 33°35′24″E / 4.77500°N 33.59000°E / 4.77500; 33.59000Coordinates: 04°46′30″N 33°35′24″E / 4.77500°N 33.59000°E / 4.77500; 33.59000
Country Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
State Eastern Equatoria
Government
 • County Commissioner Marko Lokitoe Lokuuta

Kapoeta South County is an administrative region in Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan, with headquarters in Kapoeta town. The county logo is a ram with horns and slightly bent tail.[1] The county includes the Kapoeta Town, Machi and Namorunyang Payams.[2]

During the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005) the Sudanese Armed Forces laid a Barrier Minefield around the town of Kapoeta. In a ceremony in July 2007 the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) declared a section of this land 86,888 square metres (935,250 sq ft) in area free of mines and available for farming. MAG planned to continue mine clearance to provide access to grazing land and room for settlements.[3]

Eastern Equatoria. Kapoeta County in Center

The town and county are served by Kapoeta Airport, a small single-runway facility.[4] The Kapoeta Mission Hospital in Longeleya Payam was established immediately after the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) took control in June 2002. The hospital has an estimated catchment population of 490,000, growing fast with the influx of returnees and IDPs (Internally Displaced People) and other attracted to the town for work or trade.[5]

In June 2008 the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands officially opened the office of the SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) in a ceremony attended by State Governor Brigadier General Aloisio Ojetuk Emor. SNV is dedicated to improving the capabilities of local government.[6] On 4 February 2011 the U.S. Consul General in Juba and Eastern Equatoria state Governor Louis Lobong Lojore formally opened an 894-kilowatt power plant in Kapoeta, built using funding from USAID.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EASTERN EQUATORIA COUNTIES GET NEW LOGOS". Sudan Catholic Radio Network. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  2. ^ "THE FOOD SECURITY & NUTRITION PROGRAMME VETERINARY PROJECT". Catholic Diocese of Torit. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ "SUDAN: Historical day". MAG. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Kapoeta Airport". Airport search. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Kapoeta Mission Hospital". Catholic Diocese of Torit. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  6. ^ Peter Lokale Nakimangole (28 June 2008). "Netherlands Ambassador Opens SNV Office In Kapoeta, Calls For Obama-Attitude". Gurtong. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  7. ^ Richard Ruati (February 4, 2011). "USAID inaugurates power plant in Kapoeta, E. Equatoria". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 2011-07-16.