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South Sudan commences processes of issuing new travel and ID documents

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By Ngor Arol Garang

July 29, 2011 (JUBA) - The Republic of South Sudan on Friday confirmed it was in the process of issuing new travel and ID documents to all the citizens, explaining that the process is expected to help the government know the number of citizens in need and those that are holding legitimate documents.

The Inspector General of South Sudan police, Acuil Tito, told journalists on Friday that the process will also help the government to get rid of ghost workers in its pay rolls, identify students who deserve loans in institutions of higher learning and bolster security related information across the country.

“Processing all the necessary traveling like passport, birth certificate and the national identification is very important at this time since we have just attained our independence. The process was started this week and it will continue”, said General Acuil.

“The ministry of interior will set up offices in all the ten states and possibly in the counties,” he said explaining further that the government has informed state authorities to facilities the processes in their places in collaboration with the national ministry of interior.

The senior officer said IDs would equally be issued to citizens aged above 18 years old and foreigners resident in South Sudan who have accepted and recognized by the constitution of South Sudan. Meanwhile, he said that the country is enjoying relative peace, but expressed concern over the tendency by some opposition political leaders of inciting public unrest.

“Some political leaders have been causing unrest by mobilising and providing military support to some renegade[s] after the 2010 general elections. They are using Khartoum as their supporting base”, he said.

There are several rebel groups active in South Sudan.

He said that although on one hand the leaders have the right to criticise the government, it was unfair to interfere with the and safety of the people of South Sudan.

He blamed politicians for interfering with what he called valuable time which could have otherwise been spent on more productive activities and expressed concern that it was the same leaders who claimed that the South Sudanese lived in abject poverty, but who convinced people to engage in taking up arms.

“If the time spent on mobilising people and talking tribal politics is used on matters that could improve the welfare of South Sudanese surely this would help in reducing poverty in the country,” he said.

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  • 30 July 2011 06:50, by George Bol

    The militia politicians will finish one by one. The poor people who allow themselves to be used by selfish people are so dump. how can you follow a dump food hunger people and hope for the best. The overall result will be death and nothing more. Thanks

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    • 30 July 2011 07:31, by Mi diit

      if we are not careful in issuing passports and other identity cards to foreigners that is another way in which corruption will really hit south sudan. corrupt officials of achuil tito will sell identity cards and passports to thousands and thousands of unqualified foreigners just to get money in bribery.

      the constitution of south sudan has not identified or named the individual foreigners who will qualify. so it is the corrupt officials who will identify them and it will depend on the amount of bribery such foreigners can offer to them.

      south sudan will soon be populated by foreigners including their run-away criminals who will now call themselves south sudanese.

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      • 30 July 2011 08:08, by Aliny pathou

        Mi dit
        You have already made a point about that criminal so_called Acuil Tito. He is a corrupted individual who have no personality to represent in case like issuing a passport to a citizen of Southern Sudan

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      • 30 July 2011 08:19, by Aliny pathou

        Mi dit
        You have already made a point about that criminal so_called Acuil Tito. He is a corrupted individual who have no personality to represent in case like issuing a passport to a citizen of Southern Sudan

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    • 30 July 2011 08:44, by Kon Ajith Deng

      My brother
      What Mr.Acuil Tito wants to do is the best process for our people in the Republic of South Sudan,we are difference people from the Republic of Sudan,we must to be given different ID,different passport,for our identity,differ from the Nothern sudanese,I think you are worrying for something,may be you are from the people who don’t want chang in South,because this new travel ID is going to chang many things in the Republic of South Sudan.

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      • 30 July 2011 12:15, by Marco A. Wek

        Kon Ajith Deng, what a change of heart man? Keep it up.

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    • 30 July 2011 17:28, by mathem jech amer

      Poor South Sudan Leaders

      You are really misusing south Sudan resources. We lived in East Africa for more than 20 years but we are not allowed to do the following: Birth Certificate, ID Card, Making Business, Driving in the country of Resident and issuing you with a resident certificate.

      Now Ethiopians, Kenyans and Ugandans are enjoying these more than Sudanese. Shame on South Sudan and especially the leaders.

      I know one of my friends from Uganda who came last in April this year and was issue Sudanese ID in May, is this in conjunction with constitution?

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  • 30 July 2011 07:15, by Cuei Rooi

    mr Achuil Tito need to answered the case of his son who is being accused of killing somebody in Uganda recently instead of him throwing blames to other people.there no different between murderer at home and the murderer abroad.

    Hey here is the best thing to do.resign now and go follow the case that idiot son of yours.

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    • 30 July 2011 07:39, by Mi diit

      is the son of acuil tito arrested? what did he do in uganda? did he rape a girl like his father did at john garang police academy?

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      • 30 July 2011 07:56, by Cuei Rooi

        to mi diit.

        Ahuil’s son has allegly shot a lady in uganda few days ago.the reporting person at the scene said the girl took 8 bullets right blow her breasts and died later at the haspital in kampala whereby the Achuil;s son is in ugandian custody

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        • 30 July 2011 08:22, by Malou Manyiel

          Follow a liar to his door.
          Iam here in Kampala and there is nothing of that kind happened. Please South Sudanese, why do you always hunt for troubles and chaos? Respect yourself before God if you don’t honor your own people. Somebody’s problems will never be your success.

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          • 31 July 2011 03:34, by Cuei Rooi

            malok.

            good statement.if you are real in kampala as you claimed please go to old kampala hospital and also go to www.sudan.net and then come call me a liar.I Achuil is your uncle,you can defense him any way you want, but this is a life of somebody being taken away fool.

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  • 30 July 2011 08:23, by George Bol

    I am worried about majority of our Acholi who went to Uganda permanently. Let the South Sudanese make 90% of Acholi to join their Country because they are safe now.

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  • 30 July 2011 16:56, by WendeMajok

    To Mr. Achuil Tito;

    I would like to put my point forward; may your office review how all the Ugandan, Kenyan and Congolese citizens attained Sudanese National ID Cards? This will create more jobs for the citizens because most of the national positions in the comapnies, humanitarian agencies, Government and private institutions are occupied by foriegners who claim to be Sudanese and yet they are not.
    I didn’t mean to be discriminative neither segregative but to some extends it hurts if you see almost all the young educated ladies and gents seek jobs which are already occupied by foriegners who later build in their countries of origin and refuse to build where they tap the money.

    Therefore, you have to open your eyes otherwise the citizens are not happy with your directorate in service delivery.

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  • 31 July 2011 10:59, by John Gum

    Dear GOSS,Stop issuing ID cards to Foreigner b’se u need money,this has really given priority to foreingners as they are working in all UN institution.

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