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UNDP Sudan Food Services
On June 15, 2008, Arkel and Sallyport Global Services (ASGS) executed a contract with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supplying food to the Southern Sudan Prison Service for their Training Center at Lologo, Juba.
Lologo Training Camp is situated on a hill overlooking the Nile to the South and a Mountain range to the North. To the East is the town of Juba approximately 8 Km away and to the West open plains, so the wind and the rain can be dangerous and damaging.
Southern Sudan is known as a challenging logistical, ecological and hostile environment. Normal transportation by road takes two days, during the rainy season this same journey could take as long as ten days.
The contract was to supply food for 850 trainee prison officers for a 12 week period; this is a long term contract for 12 months. Initially, the contract was for 650 trainees, but within a few days the numbers had gone up to 800 then a few days later was again increased to 850. This causes many problems in a place like Juba as most food items have to come from Kampala, Uganda.
These items had to be delivered on a daily basis as no storage or refrigeration is available at the tented training grounds where they live for 12 weeks.
The Southern Sudan Prison Service is planning on training a total of 3,000 SPLA soldiers to be prison officers within the next 9 months. ASGS has the long term contract for the next 9 months to supply the food for these training camps.