Kiir donates $50,000 to family of Juba-Nimule Highway accident victims
President Salva Kiir has donated $50,000 in support of the children who survived the fatal accident which claimed the lives of two wives and nine children of a man named Gabriel Thor Koryom along the Juba-Nimule highway.
In a statement seen by The City Review, Kiir said the “seed funds” would cater for their education and called upon well-wishers to render support to them.
“Let us all provide these children with emotional and material support. In order to secure the future of these orphans, I am personally contributing $ 50,000 United States Dollars as the seed funds for their education and urge the people of goodwill both inside the country and in the diaspora to add to this fund,” said the President in a statement.
“Given the enormity of this tragedy, I am calling upon South Sudanese across the globe to stand in solidarity with this family and their relatives, especially the three children who survived this heartbreaking accident.”
The President pledged that his office would work with the Ministries of Interior and Transport to find ways of ensuring that accidents are minimized.
On Saturday, an accident involving a passenger Noah vehicle and Oil tanker at Amee near Magwi Junction left eleven people dead.
The two wives of Gabriel Thor Koryom and his nine children died at the incident and his three other children reportedly survived the fatal accident.
The Police Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin revealed to City Review that the survivors included three children and the driver.
However, an eyewitness later revealed that the driver later died raising the total death toll to twelve (12).