Setting South Sudan off on the right road
20 July 2012 Last updated at 16:54 BST
At just one-year-old, South Sudan is still in its infancy and faces many challenges as it builds itself into a new nation.
It must deal with tensions with neighbouring Sudan, interethnic fighting and corruption.
But the world's newest country has very basic problems to contend with first - such as traffic chaos on some of its roads.
Nyambura Wambugu reports.