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Minister of the Interior visits Western Equatoria


February 1, 2012 (YAMBIO) – South Sudan’s minister of the interior, Alison Monani Magaya arrived in Western Equatoria’s capital, Yambio, for the first time since assuming the post.

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Minister of Interior, Alison Monani Magaya speaking to press at Yambio air strip, February 1, 2012 (ST)

This was the last leg of a ten-state tour which also included the inspector general of the police, Achuil Tito, the director general of prison service and the director general of the fire brigade.

“The ministry of the interior is the face of the government, if the police is doing well, then the government is good if the police is doing badly the government is also doing badly, not the army,” said Magaya.

He said manpower, transparency in finance, management and the logistics of the organised forces, social welfare and salary structures are amongst the most important aspects of governance to tackle.

Magaya urged the state government to be security conscious as many militias hoping to de-stabilise South Sudan are operating at a state level.

The Minister also inaugurated the Prison Service hospital in Yambio and the female ward which was constructed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

Males and females previously had to share cells.

The state governor, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, called upon the Ministry of the Interior to plan for more training in the state.

Bakosoro said the police in the state required more training; some security force members were unprofessional and were found drinking in bars.

Bakosoro called upon the delegation to organise access for the citizens of the state to national ID cards and passports within in the state, rather than just in Juba.

In response Tito said by mid-February the electronic systems for enrolment will be installed in the states.

Magaya hailed the warm welcome accorded to him in Yambio, and the hospitality rendered upon their arrival.


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  • 2 February 2012 06:39, by NUER ONE

    Mr Alison,among those ten states you tour,why is it that only Equatorians are the save haven for those killers.

    it is true that the government is good, but others said they are rebels for what?
    Killing is their nice work. tell them openly that,let them stop killing.We want peace and development in this South SUDAN.

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  • 2 February 2012 08:29, by Tamongali

    Field visits in education is the best type of learning because you explore the facts by yourself.so keep this spirit up and concentrate such visits to volatile areas (where local communities are fighting themselves).Well done Magaya.

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  • 2 February 2012 09:10, by south boy

    bravo mr ministry, you show to us that you are from this town yambio, you suppost to visit unity state because your people policy are killing them selves, please be a ministry that belong to all states, what action did you take against the commissioner of maper who come attack mayiandit commissioner togather with polices forces? please come and see the death people of mayiandit county.

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    • 2 February 2012 09:43, by Gangura

      The work of Minister of Interior is not to fired the Commissioner other what Governor will Do? visiting of Mr. Magay Alison to Yambio does not mean he will not visit Unit State please try allways to know & understand the articles, Alison is from Western Equatoria He as right even to visit yambio thousand times in year. what is wrong I think your mad.

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  • 2 February 2012 09:27, by Mila Eluzai

    Bravo Mr.Magaya,you are doing the best job so far.You are a true national who has vision.I think if two or three have the same ideology in South Sudan like you,South Sudan will be a nation one gets proud of.Police is the face of the nation if they do crimes,the nation becomes a nation of criminals.
    So it is your duty to correct your nation.Anyway we can now feel the good fruits of your work.

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  • 2 February 2012 09:47, by Mila Eluzai

    Mr.Magaya,there is one thing that I would like it be corrected in Police.Police are not supposed to slap a suspect.They are supposed to arrest and take the person for investigations and if found guilty is punished by law.But I see Police slapping people un necssarily.They sh’d know the meaning of Police.During the time of waraga if a foreigner failed to renew his/her permit,he/she is slapped.

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  • 3 February 2012 01:51, by DirtyNzenge

    Let our Equatorian ministers teach those ministers from other states (Jonglei, Bahr gazal esp) how to do the job properly. Cause cattle raiding and violence is leaving their states behind.

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