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Jonglei MPs applaud Governor for improving security


By Philip Thon Aleu

February 23, 2009 (BOR TOWN) – Members of parliament (MPs) in the Jonglei State Legislative Assembly applauded the state government for improving security and taking steps to end corruption.

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Governor of Jonglei State, Kuol Manyang Juuk (Photo Ph. T. Aleu)

The statements from the chairpersons of Security and Administrations and Public Services committees come more than a year since Jonglei’s top leadership was changed amid worsening security reports.

"There is a slight change in security. There was stability in 2008 compared to 2007," Hon. Peter Chol Wal, acting chairperson for security told Sudan Tribune on Monday.

Nevertheless, Wal noted that the security trend in 2009 has some anomalies: "There is no guarantee without disarmament,” he said.

"There is high level of insecurity this year as clashes between tribes continue," affirmed Wal, noting that tension is currently high in Akobo County ahead of expected revenge from Pibor County citizens following raiding last week. Akobo citizens attacked Ling-Kongor in Pibor County last week; there was an unconfirmed number of cattle and children who were lost including lives, said the MP.


Hon. Wal suspects that Akobo were responding to raiding in January-February by Pibor tribesmen, who struck Lou Nuer counties where up to 38 people were killed. Thousands of cattle were allegedly raided.

Asked what steps the Assembly has taken to address the situation, he said: "We are looking at the symptoms (killing and abduction), but the real problem is the arms in the hands of the people. I am arguing for the Government of Southern Sudan to disarm all the people; for the government will not enforce laws when people are armed."

Asked whether those creating instability are purely criminals or have a peace-threatening motive, Wal said "most of them are former militia and of course have a tribal agenda."

He described the aims of tribes causing instability in South Sudan as remnants of the "Khartoum ideology."

Calling on his colleagues in the state assemblies to take responsibilities, he said "MPs can help. It is a responsibility of MPs to go down, talk to their people and stop raiding. I don’t know what the MPs from areas accused of sparking instability are doing?" he observed.

Asked whether Jonglei could trace the sources of ammunition, Wal said "there is a hand outside South Sudan."


Jonglei State has taken new measures to review implementation of public service projects.

Referring to the expected release of a new grading policy for public works projects, Hon. Mathew Matiok Lem said Monday, “The government wanted to put grading to good orders. We are supporting [this] fight against corruption…. And there is change in Bor town compared to last years.”

Based on documents by the Public Services Department in Jonglei State, criteria for new development projects will be reviewed by the Assembly.

Lem, who chairs the Administration and Public Service Committee, also voiced appreciated for the steps taken by Governor Kuol Manyang to lay off many public administrators, what he called a "huge work force," aiming at reducing ghost and double employment.


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  • 24 February 2009 04:25, by Bior-raandu

    Thank you very much Jonglei State MPs. The pay back of good thing man did is "thanksgiving", we need to appreciate our State Governor, Kuol Manyang for his sincerity and don’t forget also you are included in whatever appreciations people give to Governor because without you, Governor cann’t succeed,be active members as you always do and never allow tribalism to drive you, by defending your own people when there is motion to be discussed in the Parliamnent.

    By keeping this spirit, we shall change the whhole Sudan.
    May God bless our land.

    By the boy whose people like his future

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    • 24 February 2009 05:29, by wany juetjok

      I hope the Governor will look at the currant insecurity in the state in the lenses of a real judge. It is clear that Pibor County is violently disturbing the security in the State of Jonglei. The great Akobo County was previously disarmed, but Pibor uses that as a chance to raid their catles. Now it’s good that general disarmament is conducted at the same time to all Jonglei Counties so that no one county takes advantage of the others like what happened to Lou-Nuer.

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    • 24 February 2009 06:23, by khamis Isaac

      there is notthing to thank Kuol Manyang as he stated last week that security of state has ran out of control; which mean will not bring it into control.

      Your state has been in high tention since last year when Lou Nuer hol start raiding against each others which later resulted of Lou Nuer Attack Duk padiet where 20 people lost their live from hol and 70 people from and 100 wounded from both side but state did nothing.

      In one later 86 Pakeer youths went and attack Nyerweng where they kill three people from Nyerweng including 3 years child plus one SPLA soldier and of Pakeer were killed and three capture and the government did nothing.

      After two months Murle again went to Duk payam called Pajut and took about 900 head cattle and the government did nothing. At the same months Murle again went and attack Lou Nuer in PLACES CALLED Piere, Nyirol, Mots where they 58 people and 135 head of cattle and the government did nothing.

      In January 2009 when Riek Machar went to Pibor for political support from Murle where he was informed by Murle elder that there is about 400 murle young men on their way to Nuer or Dinka which he fail to inform the two communities about the events which later resulted of many live lost around Akobo, Waat Duk and Lafon counties.

      It has been sing as song in Bortown by the MPS to prove that they doing their job while do not tours affect areas and communities about the solution.

      What is going Jonglei, Lakes, Warrap, Unity and Upper Nile states is a war of interest generated by the number of people in every states. Political motivator in Jonglei States are as followed:
      1-Majok Ayom Door
      2-Maker Deng Malou
      3-Ismail Konyi
      4-Majak Agoot Atem
      5-John Luk JOK
      6-Peter WAL Athiou
      7-Marshal Stephen
      8-Deng Kelei
      9-Maker Chol ADOL AND many more.

      Lakes state are:
      1-Daniel Awet Akot
      2-Matur Chuot
      3-Daniel Ayual Makoy
      4-Paul Mayom Akec and many more.

      Warrap state are:
      1-Anthony Bol Madut
      2-Kuot Deng Kuot
      3-Garang Mabil Deng and many more.

      Unity state are:
      1-Taban Deng GAI
      2-Benjiman Majak Dau
      3-the former wife of Riek Machar(Angeccia Mang)
      4-pualino Matip Nhial and many more

      Upper Nile are:
      1-Galuak Deng Garang
      2-Lem Akol Ajawin and many more.

      In Equatoria states there are fews in eastern and central and their names are:
      1-Lado Guori
      2-Louis Lobong Lojoroe
      3-Martin Kenyi
      4-Peter Larot

      In central Government and Army are
      1-Dr Riek Machar Teny Dragon
      2-Majut YAAK Advisor to Salva Kiir
      3-Oyai Deng Ajak
      4-Salva Mathok Guang
      5-Isaac Mobotu Mamur Meti
      6-Jaldalla Augustino Jada
      7-Malual Ayom Door
      8-CHOL Thon Balok
      9-Angelo Jokuc Jual and others gossip officers lead by Mac Pual Kuol and LualDit Ding WOL, and there are number who hid themselves beyond Nhial for change in leaderships.

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      • 24 February 2009 07:45, by John Boy

        HI’ Khamis stop making gossiping if you do not know what to say you can ask somebody who knew the person who responsible for making crimes in the world wide not just southern sudan as mentioned the government officials who is the top person in the GOSS you did not know your uncle Salva Kiir his planning is to destroy South Sudan since SPLM 2nd convention took place last year now see how he strungling with friends John Luk Jock,Wani Igga and Taban Deng Gai whom we were already consider as unpopular governor of unity state and many others from SPLM northern sector,my strong advice to you Khamis if you like south sudan to be South please do not support that plan which aims in tribalism and die in office

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      • 24 February 2009 09:22, by Thon Daakdit

        Dear Mr Big Lie!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Thank you for your mention those who you even didn’t meet with any of them. And I believe you heard about their names while you are in Khartoum, with your BIG Ass mama!don’t you know that we know you are Arab? We knew you! and your lie Ass can not be mean anything on them. When you read this, do not reply its, if you don’t listen, you are a BIG Monkey Arab Ass and you will be kissing my Ass and that’s All.

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        • 24 February 2009 13:33, by Dongway Doorich

          To Mps

          it is agood step for the MPs to acknowledge the improving security in the state .
          Government should continue doing this as part of it irresponsibility .
          something i want to add to Hon Chol Wal and Methiew Matiok
          i know you guys are talking of the improved security in the state . that spirit should not be done by the government alone because security is the responsibility of all and not government alone. you two belong to Atar and Khorfulus area.
          i didn’t see any comment in your talks of the security issues about Atar and khorfulus.
          Is every thing improved in Atar and Khorfuklus ?
          why you didn’t tell the readers or the public that there is atens insecurity in your place? i know that you guys will not talk about it because it you who are creating this situation otherwise there was no reason at all to drop that dangerous insecurity in the place and talk of the places whose MPs are matured and intellectual not like you.you are aware that people in Atar and Khorfulus you guys belong don’t greet each other and are always alert of the cross attack from each other .why you didn’t tell this plz?
          anyway no problem at all you will always keep on dropping the issue but that issue will not drop you because it is simultaneous implicit equation and not quadratics explicit equation as you guys think.
          it will be good to see all Jonglei people are enjoying the peace and security all but not some parts when others are not enjoying it. hoping that you got what iam saying.

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          • 24 February 2009 23:45, by HONEY

            Hard work is still waiting forward.

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      • 25 February 2009 04:43, by alithmaluak

        it’s a long odyssey, but jonglei state under it competence governor is doing anything at its disposal to counteract the insecurity in the state. however,the governor is not doing so good at a grassroot level. His machenism prespectively is cutting the tree from the top instead of the bottom. like many as mentioned, the governor has only limited and left himself to the elites in the capitals instead of common men and women who are diversily scatter in the counties. instead of government official such as Riek to come first and toured the state as the above author put it, though it was useless tour, i think Mr. Kuol should have been the first person to take that initiative. few months he assumed the office,Mr. Kuol should have called all the chiefs ,the community leaders, and the MPs to come to the capital and have a workshop with them. go in-depth of WHAT HE THINKS VS WHAT THEY THINK ,and then work unanimously to forge the compromises or common ground that will pave the way for a better and prosper state. for instance chiefs, they are the people who know much about their people or communities, and their insight should have been helpful. after that, he should have schedule the tour to every county to communicate his agendas to the masses.this approach could have been a success. however, not only Mr.Kuol but our old system of doing things in South Sudan is still a big obstacle toward our success. our hierarchy system where the command start from the top and work it ways down to the bottom has to stop. if it’s not working why keep doing?.that is the common question the government elites should ask themselves. find another system that will work.i found everyday in the internet that Mr.Kuol or any other state’s official has done this and that in the capital. although it’s not a bad thing to hear his or their proposals everyday, why is it always in the same place? why can it be today in PIBOR, or yesterday in AKOBA or other counties in jonglei?. if the state officials are fear of the insecurity, then why are they blaming the masses for migrating to the capital. if the government is insecure then what do one think of a common men and women in the counties. not logic beyond that. Mr. Kuol has to start cutting the tree from the bottom by working together with the chiefs and the local leaders. this will help him in a long run with the security situation since the disarmment has terribly failed. however, he can later shift gear after the tree is down and chose where to cut. either in the middle or top , that will be upto him.

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  • 26 February 2009 23:35, by Nyoundeng Bong

    Kuol Manyang Juuk is wanted dead or alive for his killing by hunging the people of Southern Sudan during their wasted war of triblalism!!`he directly respossible for death of SPLA Soldiers, he will get fade one day!!

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