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Jonglei state reviews government employees


By Philip Thon Aleu

February 21, 2008 (BOR, Jonglei) – To ensure that every ministry has the right number of workers, that attend to their obligations, Jonglei state authorities carried out a ’roll call,’ for all ministries at a go today. The ’roll call’, carried out at the governor’s office February 21, created fears among the unhealthy dealers.

There used to be a common belief that high ranking state officials pay money to unemployed people or ’double dealers,’ (dual employees as others may prefer them). But now there are high possibilities that the doctrine may be true. Some ’sharp’ guys serve in more than one ministry and government loss thousands of dollars every month to non serving official.

Governor Kuol Mnayang promised an ’iron head’ for the victims.

Ministries employ more people than to serve the state. Majority of employees are casual workers, thought to be doing ’a lot of thing,’ state officials observed. However, the main theme of today assessment is to apprehend those ones involved in dual jobs. "Running from ministry to another, are you gathering fruits in a forest?" an official argued.

A source that prefers anonymity told Sudan Tribune that change can’t come through forced ’quality serving,’ but a change of heart from the state citizens. "It is time we realize the importance of qualitative serving. Who will come to work for us? It is us ourselves," the source asserted.

Meanwhile, the unemployed section wishes for ’vacuum.’ "Let them screen properly so those of us who are jobless gets vacancies," Bior Machar, Bor Town resident suggested. Others claim that some of the staff in government pay roll are non existing. "Pay ’ghost’ workers, may their brothers in villages," Kou Deng, a jobless man in the town resident said.


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  • 22 February 2008 04:39, by James James

    English man says, we learn through mistakes, according to my own analysis if not wrong, Jongolei is going to the best, peaceful, well developed and united state in South Sudan, because normally shake up like this draw a lot of interest from watchers and to the current leadership.

    Keep up Mr. Kuol and all the blessings will flow onto your bed.

    God bless.

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    • 22 February 2008 13:40, by Trueson of Southerner

      James James,am suprising to see you that you have a little healthy brain left that can at least express things logically and differentiate the analysis.thank God that he brought you back to the normal and I agree with you that Jonglei will change if some guys like you changed their way of living,i mean if murle leave thier way of living from other like parasites than we are going to have a better state.

      Good Job Uncle Kuoldit,bring a rapid change to the state as you are going to recieved thousand of thanks and blessing from your supporters,can you immagine people like James James who doesn’t have a word thank and bless in their language are extremly expressing those words in english(loom atheieidu ka ku aleec)Go a head uncle with that spirit.

      Uncle,Murle are backwards community and lack alot of social services in thier areas such as Medical services,clean drinking water,communication services etc that need your attention specially infertility is a major problem that let them abducted children from neigbours,provide them with one referral hospital and instructed the Minister of Health Agot to carried out Vaccination campaign to all areas of murle to be treated all including James James.

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    • 24 February 2008 03:46, by Lual Chol Kuir

      Thank God. Mr James has change this’s unbelievable and something wonderful nobody was expecting you to wrote this comment in your life time. Anyway God will bless you for one night for this comment and not for life.

      But you people don’t think that Mr James has change he’s still murle, Mr trueson I think that Mr James has got injection for one day treatment so please we should thank the madical doctor who injected and gave him druge for one night. And if all murle people will change like Mr James we will have a better State in Sudan.

      Mr Governor Kuoldit we all thank you for your good administration in our state and keep it up and God bless you, our State and South Sudan.

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  • 22 February 2008 04:42, by Victoria Naculya

    an interesting article Mr.Aleu. this dual employees do not only exist in Bor, but in Southern Sudan in general. And that is why Southern Sudan is not developing. we have the resources and the money, but it seems like this wealth is just enjoyed by those who have the power."the big fishes". some employees in Southern Sudan, does not work for the benefit of the country, but for their own benefit. "as long as my family life is statisfied, to hell with the others" their common sentense. thanks. victorianaculya@yahoo.com

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    • 22 February 2008 05:04, by John Amule de Lokolong

      how can we judge this SS still a developing country in other hand we have a huge number of idle people for the result of our long term struggle so i beleive Mr Goss your suppose to overcome such issues in our region and we have to live united no poverty nor starving,respect and equality Mr Goss

      thank you

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      • 22 February 2008 05:50, by Athieng

        Well done Mr Governor! This is the most interesting report I ever read on Jonglei state progress. Good job Aleu. We need equality in this state, for no one held two guns during the struggle. There used to be one gun per soldier so why two posts/jobs per others now!? Days of the thieves are always numbered and now comes the climax.

        James James, you see now Jonglei is coming back to its true color so stop joking and be mature, we need educated murle as well. No more dirty words on website, prepare yourselves to come back home for development, ok? Its good that your comment here is improving today, keep up!

        Lastly I just want to urge all of us to respect each other, no matter who the person is and where he come from. It is unethical to go into others’ private lives, whether they street girls/ boys, abducted or stolen, its not their wishes but situational.
        My apology please.

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    • 22 February 2008 08:11, by Abu. Thon

      Very good and the most appreciative thinking from Kuol Manyang Juk. You really know what is affecting our country in General as you have started in Jonglei State today and if your brothers (Governers) have that thinking then our states or suothern Sudan will inprove. Hi Sir Kuol God will bless your thinking and carry on with what you need to inprove in our state. Mr. Aleu I also encourage you to carry on passing the massage to the Generation as you did.

      You the Youth now is your turn as our leader Wen Manyang Juk as done his part. In part of laws or thinking we are behind and is us which make Kuol to inprove the state not for his own. Why I said this, last week here in Baidit one of the man came with police from Bor Town looking for other man who took his cattle. Afterward when he didn’t find the man he took his wife with a Baby having two days but when Mother complain about the kid to go with her and is windy, him and the police didn’t agree and they took the wife with child. They when to Baidit Police back to Civil Administration Office on the way the child deid!!!!!!!!!!!
      That is because of no laws or thinking from Youths, as I am also blaming the Police who was working with that man why he agreed to and he was the one in?

      Even if Kuol is inproving our state and we don’t reform oooo oooo youth we are still "behind really behind". Please let inprove??

      Michael Thon Manyok.

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    • 22 February 2008 13:18, by Trueson of Southerner

      Mrs Victoria I need such constructives comment that benefit the readers,I will not going to disagree with you if you use such comments.thank you but don’t associate yourself with mad guys like James James and Un-logic they are empty minded known worldwide.

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  • 22 February 2008 07:08, by James James


    I am always not only peace lover, but also peace activist, unity, equality, respect and harmony are all my preferences, actually my heart has been blown off by some of your dirty cousins in this website. There is saying that, when you go with a thief, you will end up a thief, when you go with prostitute, you will turn prostitute etc, you know we form what sociologist termed as reference group, though we don’t see each other, we still have indirect link of influencing each other’s behaviors. So folks like Trueson and Liber were the ones who have injected their bitter slava into my spiritual mouth last November, and I am still trying to buy strong mouth-wash to clean my mouth again.

    Sometimes too you used to be another toothless sickle reaping us while dressing in dark rainment, now, if you want to call it the time to respect each other or each other’s community, then I will welcome that in open arms.

    But please ,talk to your friends to stop insulting, labeling and accussing Murle again falsily, let conceal our problems and solve them stately or internally with understanding and respect.

    God bless.

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    • 22 February 2008 11:55, by BIAR PETER AYUEN AGUEK

      Atleast you are improving

      Good enough that the only educated guys in their backwarded societies like Mr James is bringing his mind back to positive senses, I would like to remind Mr James that i have ignored your barbaric comments for over two weeks now so that you realizes that you are heading to helL, well enough that you have discovered your diverted destiny which was posting it way to Sodom and Gomora. Any way thanks to God that He is helping his lost people to glance at their squirarchy.


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    • 22 February 2008 12:23, by Mabior Aguek Atem

      mind you please Miss Athieng, that one mind of understanding the mood of politcs is like wise the wisdom for life that cannotbe change it will be good to commence on realistics matters regarding the topic, the logic of sociologist still not developed and such can influence hostic of others to have the opportunity of being money warmers rather than doing the work, bravo Mr. Governor the Father of Academician for having concentrated on conducting the role call. this will let the Employees aware of the situation and to define what a good worker should do.

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    • 22 February 2008 14:00, by Trueson of Southerner

      James James,you are the lost sheep in hundred sheep that Jesus was been looking for,but thank God that you have promised to repent and washed your dirty hands from stealing,killing,abducting,looting and raiding the neighbours and Jonglei would return to stability.Thank God that you promised to wash your dirty mouth and dirty mind who depend on other people properties and I want to reminded you that there is no one who is not a thef in Murle including you James as you one day stolen a bag of yellow corn in Kakuma.there is no woman who is not prostitute in Murle as you made the Tukuls with two doors,one for the husban and one for thief.so if you hate those behaviours than teach your community to changed from those acts and wait for pastor from Bor to recieved your baptism.

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  • 22 February 2008 08:16, by Double Wood

    This is one of the Typical activity any newly appointed governor should do because it is a culture mostly with the Dinka community which they carry upto the working place which when your brother is a boss, the kinman will never touch anything whether work of pen or casual so long as no one will sack him from work.

    This Idea of "roll call" is anything but another is to create "a job within a job" by this i mean if the ministry of agriculture have 100 employees but donot have work to do in the ministry then they will remain at home.

    So creating activitied such as Forestry training, farmer training will make this people in the ministry to go and train this groups.

    Otherwise thank you Koul you still have school idealogy.

    Double Wood.

    Lakes State, Rumbek

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  • 22 February 2008 08:36, by aguer alaak

    The real flow of progress is witnessed by Jonglei state citizens. Should things happen this way,who will get a mouth to talk,call to end mismanagement of funds. Work doesn,t mean helping someone or earn money but to do something tangible and helpful to people not oneself,thus call it service. Mr.Governor should also add that the Jonglei state citizens found in that act must be considered punishing the government and should not leave the act bouncing.

    Thanks to many for coming back to normal minds and hope other will realise and joint the race with clean hands dropping their ill ideas of sitting and talking against than standing up and say what is required or else should they be told why should people comment on articles.Bring back Amule,Logic who claimed to be. This web should not be left to these only to make it unclean as it has been anyway.

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    • 22 February 2008 11:50, by Alaak Gai

      Hey Guys ,

      I just wanna reply some burnin’ issue here from our Bro JJ(James James)and this is what am talkin’ about.

      JJ there is no false accusation ever put on your people Murle but real so if you claimed media,Govt,people of Jonglei as well as whole ten state of this young Country just have bias on your people then am sorry .Are you sure your guys don’t loot and raid cattle,killed people,abduct children,from thier close tribes like Dinka Bor,Nuer,and those tribe nearer to Ethiopia boarder.Pliz let upgrade our image but stop defending what is wrong pal instate to correct mistake done by your/our people .It was better that people like you should preach the gospel of how bad it’s to loot ,raid,abduct and killed people for no reason to your people than that.hope you understand Bro bse you are intelletual not mediocre nor idiot as per now.and you can differentiate btn what is good and bad as you stated in your second reply.No body hate your people neither you but it’s what someone do make him/her unwanted by societies or public.otherwise let the by gone be by gone....and let forge new Jonglei,Sudan so as to make it a peaceful place to live in.we r all created in God image so no differrences but anyone can become useless due to his own making.i mean your characters describe who you are .Above all forgiviness is the only resolution to our problems in Sudan or else all guys should be ready for endless tribalism which is bad and inhuman to every tribes in S .Sudan.thanks for everything .Nice time and take care.Hope my reply ’ve no negative implication on you but real as i desire all the people of S.Sudan to do well in all aspect of what ever they are doing this year.

      Alaak Gai.

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  • 22 February 2008 12:40, by chol Elijah

    i must thank the repoeter from Jonglei state Capital for feeding us with these incredible information about the recent development in that part of south Sudan. i hope others will follow suit and give us details from how each of the ten South states are progressing. the shake-ups or civil service surgery if you may call it done as directed by the governor is welcomed. we lack a clear recruitment policy both at GOSS, States and even counties levels, this in itself is retrogressiveness in term of CPA implementation, a bloated and inefficient public service acts as a conduit to swindle the state of its funds by beaucratic civil servants and politicians who see public assets and revenues as sources to fulfill their egos.
    what GOSS and state governments need to do is make good strategic plans based on the current needs with examples from countries that have just emerged from civil wars like Rwanda for instance, that is a country that has seen its GDP growing very fast albeit not boasting of the National Resources like ours. Am afraid we may go Nageria way if we can not change our attitudes, bad roads, rampant corruption, unsatisfied militias, high crime rates, mistrust among the communities.
    am urging those who have a penchant for writing irresponsible pieces of information in this forum to stop name calling and attacking our ethnic backgrounds. South Sudan need our collective cooperation. let us not talk too much on aspects that divide us along ethnic lines but shout aloud on issues that can build our cohesiveness as one united people of South Sudan.

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    • 22 February 2008 14:00, by Wilson Wutchok Dhal

      Dear writters, wisdom is born while stupidity is learned,may be they were trying to learn, let us not blame them if they come back to know the really way of expressing the rights of the South as we are working for one common thing which is the progress of the South.
      Therefore, the above mentioned news is one of the best thing for the south today of which i like Some states to see example from Jonglei State governor
      Lt gen. Kuol Manyang.
      Congratulation Mr Governor God be with you forever.

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  • 22 February 2008 17:34, by Agueldeng (Panchol’s Son)

    First of all I would like to submit my appreciation to the Governor of Jonglei State. His excellency Kuol Manyang Juuk Chau, for his outstanding ruling in the state of Jonglei.this is a great idea toward the development state, for screen out ghost employees in state. for any society to have well living standard, Resources should be allocated to each and everyone not only to certain group. To supplement the idea of the Governor; it will be wise enough to give every employee/worker an Identification(ID card) in order to avoid the issue of "double dealers". It is not bad to do two jobs when there are no individual to occupy position in order to deliver the full services to needy.

    To jonglei citizens, for every output there is an input. it came as culture that people expect to get salary but they delivery no services. therefore the question is where do you guys expect money to come from without production? let’s be self reliance and avoid depend ourselves on government to provided us with our daily breads. doing that we are practising socialistic way of living and that will lead to no devlopment.

    To those who don’t know the roles of any Government, see the list below and learn through it to avoid blame any single failer on your side to government:

    1. provide the security to civilian
    2. ensure health facilities
    3. protect consumers from being exploided by Business
    4. ensure improvement of infrastructures
    5. allocation of resources
    and the list goes on and on just to mention few.

    lastly but not least, my thanks go to Philip Thon Aleu (Aleu Thierdom), it is very nice of you " wen de Lonh Ee Bill" for updating us with states news, it is important that citizens who are outside should be update on daily bases about happening at home that will give them courage and motivation to return and contribute to the development of our nation. Thon, I would like you to encouge state’s office of information to update and improve the state website that will connect all the state citizens all over the world.

    good luck

    God Bless Sudan

    "Let’s think twice before blaming our weakness on Government" — Reuben Pacnhol

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    • 22 February 2008 21:35, by Atem Abou

      Thank youso much mr Kuoldit. This action has really reminded me,when you put our beloved community back to its normal state in 1985/86.Please go ahead and the whole state is behind you.God will reward you for this job.I hope by now those are addicted to corruption,napotism and thieft can go to hell.

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  • 22 February 2008 21:27, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

    Waw! this is unbelievable that ’roll call’ is introduced in all the ministries of Jonglei State. Good action Mr. Governor. In behalf of the South Sudan Young people, I am requesting your leadership that the double dealers found should also be brought before justice where they can confess and seek for forgiveness from Nation wide, otherwise, they will con you again because corruption has entered into their blood streams.

    I wish the same action could also be introduced in Unity State by GoSS, where the governo have 100 advisors apart from names of Bulls( eg Marial, Manyang, Maker,Jack etc) that have been included in pay rolls in some ministries.

    Guys, please, stop fueling tribalism by posting unethical words in this website. When shall we learn to express ourselves without using ’dirty language’? In Psychology,Sigmund Freud(Founder of Pschoanalytic school of thought or Theory for that matter) said that every man(human being) is responsible for his/her feelings no matter what insults used against him/her by other person. Please, could we control our feelings so that we don’t act carelessly because of words used by another writter.

    Thanks once more Governor Kuol for good starting. You have shown that new broom sweeps cleaner than the old one.

    God blessings to your leadership!

    Lat Dak Nyaroah

    A Student in Kenya Methodist University

    View online : Jonglei state reviews government employees

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    • 22 February 2008 23:49, by Deng Mayiir

      If Salva get another five governors like Mr Kuol who have spirit of national development to investigate the issues of ghost figures in public service payrol South must have idenified that their martyres and heros did not died invain.And provision of resources and services must be equitable

      View online : jonglei state reviews government employees

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  • 23 February 2008 04:57, by James James

    Hi Debators

    I can see a lot of people who belong to Jongolei in this board favoured peace, respect and to hold all kinds of abusive terms to each other or each other’s communities. But I don’t know what we are going to do to those whom their tongues are tightly tied and sealed with offensive languages like Trueson?

    This guy is dwarf with hemproditic mouth that contain few good words in one check and thousands of very bad words on the other one.
    I don’t want to say anything fishy about Bor community, yet I have few things here to address.

    Mr. Trueson talked about prostitution, raiding, stealing, abduction of kids etc by Murle people, but I want to pick only three points from his claims and talk about them.

    1. Raiding: yes few Murle youth who come from poor families sometimes raid to upgrade their wealths, the same thing is also carried out by some few Bor youth propably from poor families too, like the one of just last month. should someone still see it as Murle habit? I think no, all of us do that.

    2. prostitution: every where we go across the globe, we see and hear a lot of adulteries,fornications, wedlocks, lesbianism, gayism, transsexualism, and ordinary prostitutions, this is not Bor or Murle problem alone, this happen every where. And there are a lot them in Bor community too, all of us knew what happened to one of our high commanders from Bor, who lost his wife few years ago through adultery, I am sure everybody knows whom I refered to, though I don’t want to mention his name, is that woman Murle ? I think no, she is pure Bor. also to mind you, If you commit adultery in Murle, you will be fire behind with live bullets, there is no joke with that, and ones you survive, you will not survive or escape the fine of 15 healthy mature cows as compensation to the husband of the wife that you had affair with, this is crystal clear, otherwise one of you can go and give a try.

    3. Abduction: Abduction is not hobby or culture of any tribe at all as some of you tries to stereotype it as Murle culture, there are abductions every where in the world, and is well known as something practice by a lot of African tribes, in other hand, most of the kids who were sold to Murle, half of them were sold by their parents, and half were abducted by their neighbours who are Bor, if so, is it still Murle problem alone? the answer is no. then, is it not better to forget the past and come together as brothers and sisters by avoiding stereotyping each other ? I think we better stop lies and humilating ourselves, let be honest.

    Most importantly,Bor community, need to castrate people like Trueson of Bor to stem production of such filthy children like him. I also thank God who prevented Trueson’s parent from selling this negative person to us because Murle community can not nurture such naughty child till even two years old.

    So let come together as friends and stop playing negative stories in this web.

    I promise, I will not curse or insult Bor community again since they are going to be my in-laws soon, but, I may fire back when some of my future in-laws from you still insulting my community and I am ready to compensate all these with 2 fat bulls later.

    Have good weekend & don’t drink too much.

    God bless.

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    • 25 February 2008 09:12, by Yuol AKoy Guttong

      Guys give yourself a break! its true to say "lest we forget!" but who will start it? from my point of view and i could be wrong, I think people like James James and Trueson has to forget about yesterday and start new face in ongoing development of Jonglei.
      otherwise there will be no word like; Honesty, truth, etc...
      Not all Murle are Cattle Raider or so ever.
      otherwise I start to realize that you guys only stand up for short term and start running into other business if I could say it that ways. This is what I call you to stand together and stop race gambling debt.

      I will give you an easy to write from your heart, please be honest!!!

      \= Imagine yourself being elected as a Jonglei state Gov’t and you only love your tribe out of other tribes from Jonglei, what would you do to stop other from an inclination to withhold approval from group++will you change or not++++\

      Mate i not trying to point you out but giving you advice, if you guys not loving it then don’t mind about it.

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