South Sudan is moving its capital city away from Juba to Ramciel and Morocco is financing the new capital according to an agreement signed between the South Sudan government and Morocco’s King.
“The Kingdom of Morocco has taken upon itself the commitment to finance the project (assessment fees) worth five million dollars,” said Moroccan Minister of Interior, Mohammed Hassan.
Morocco will fund a 5 million dollar feasibility study on Ramciel, which is about 200kms north of Juba and located on the western side of the White Nile according to a report by the Monitor.
The South Sudan cabinet approved a 10-billion dollar plan in 2011 to relocate the capital to Ramciel from Juba.
Ramciel is a pastoralist area located in Eastern Lakes State assumed to be neutral and central in the country. It is said to have enough land for government buildings. The plan was never implemented, largely because funding was not available.