I rang Joseph as he was in Kampala where he was to pay for the hospital beds – he was then going to actually watch them being loaded onto the truck to make sure the correct number were put on. He says that the transport company he knows and they are very reliable but the warehouse just might not count correctly. Joseph reported that he was going to have to stay on another day in Kampala as surprise, surprise the lorry had broken down and needed a service !!! our phrase TIA – This is Africa – comes to mind.
So the beds are now to be loaded on Thursday! Hopefully. He says they will arrive in Kajo Keji South Sudan on Sunday or Monday – if they are not stopped at the border !!! You really do need people on the ground who know all the potential pitfalls and who you can trust completely, Joseph is one of those sort of people!!
Joseph also reported that he was going to go to Mukono to see Timothy Njakasi. Timothy runs the Kasenge Riverford Organic Farm School where 6 South Sudanese have been to learn productive farming methods and are the first to benefit from the NEW Cress Agriculture project. In the future this will be the main thrust of the Cress work in South Sudan.