Home | News    Saturday 11 February 2012

Unity state adopts new transitional constitution

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 10, 2012 (BENTIU) - The Unity State government signed into law a new transitional state constitution on Friday after three months of amendments. Unity State Assembly’s 48 members of parliament, state ministers, state advisors and county commissioners witnessed governor Taban Deng Gai and Speaker Simon Maguek Gai sign the document in Bentiu.

JPEG - 37.7 kb
Unity State governor Taban Deng Gai right, speaker Simon Maguek Gai left signed the state transitional consitutionals on Friday in August house in Bentiu 10-02-2012 (ST)

Unity State assembly has been using the interim constitution used by South Sudan when it was an autonomous region of Sudan between 2005 and July 2011, when the country became independent.

The interim constitution was established as part of the power and wealth sharing deal between the National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum and former rebels the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM/A), who have governed South Sudan since a 2005 peace deal.

After the signing of the state transitional constitution, the state governor took an oath pledging to follow the new laws and serve the people of the state.

“I Taban Deng Gai do hereby swear by almighty God solemnly affirm that as the governor of Unity State I shall be faithful and bear true allergen to the state and shall diligently and honestly discharges his duties and responsibilities in consulted manner and preserved the integrity and dignity of the people of state, so help me God.”

Governor Deng appointed Gideon Gatpan Tuor MP to represent disabled people in the state assembly.

State speaker, Simon Maguek Gai, said that the signing of the new constitution was very important for the people of Unity State.

Speaker Gai was reappointed was seconded the MP for Budang Payam [district] of Rubkotna County, Andrew Bol Nhial.

South Sudan’s transitional constitution came into force on 9 July 2011 when it seceded from North Sudan as part of a 2005 peace deal. The process proved controversial with parties pulling out of the progress complaining that it was dominated by the ruling SPLM.

Critics of the constitution, some whom were senior members of the SPLM, said that it gave too many powers the President. The transitional national constitution gives President Kiir the ability to sack elected officials at all levels if he believes it is in the interest of national security.

The critics also said that more powers should have been given South Sudan’s ten states rather than concentrated in the capital Juba. Lack of federalism is one of issues that insurgent groups in oil-rich Unity State have used to justify fighting against the government.

Cattle raiding between Unity State and neighbouring Lakes and Warrap states has also proved a problem for the Bentui government.

The UN says that insecurity in the state has forced cattle herders to change migration exposing their cattle to fatal insect-borne diseases.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 11 February 2012 07:10, by George Bol

    what are these new laws? OK! what can you do if the president has a lot of powers?

    repondre message

  • 11 February 2012 07:12, by NUER ONE

    Let that transitional constitution be without fighting or killing.

    repondre message

  • 11 February 2012 07:48, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

    I hope the new constitution comes up with new name instead of "Unity". There is no more unity between South and North Sudans. So why keep the same name?

    Wal P Muoranyar

    repondre message

  • 11 February 2012 08:13, by George Bol

    Wal Biet,

    Unity is not always about North my dear. How about Unity among the citizens of the state.You have missed a point here.I know your leader Riek machar misinterpretation the word unity in your Nuer language. Thanks

    repondre message

    • 11 February 2012 08:39, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Wal P Muoranyar Biet
      This how you nuer community rush in everythings leaving you with nothings but shame, i canont disagreed with Bol nomore, someone from your community had misinterpert the word UNITY,

      Go back to school and learn what is UNITY,

      Unity does not mean uniting with Arab, southernes can united too,
      I blame Riek machar for this misunderstanding of misinterpertation,
      shame on U

      repondre message

      • 12 February 2012 12:58, by Ruach

        Mangoor & george bol.Your mind is too -ve.Low understanding ’ll cost u.He can translate anything in you dirty before saying any thing.He doesn’t even care about any one against him.He is dedicated to strategic planning and he deserves that character.Whatever u try against him will never work.If u point one of your fingers to him,the rest of the four are turning back to u

        repondre message

  • 28 July 2012 18:31, by danaray79

    Truly impressive and nice information. Thanks for sharing. Essay Writing.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The Position of the SPLM-N on Relief Delivery Same Wine, Old Bottles! 2018-02-18 06:50:42 By Elwathig Kameir On January 19, 2017, I published an article titled “Armed Struggle and Civil Resistance in Sudan: Catch 22,” from which I quote the following opening paragraphs (from i to iii): (...)

Without meaningful change Sudan will descend into chaos 2018-02-16 11:14:31 Economic failures, armed conflicts, and power struggles within the regime have pushed Sudan towards a tipping point By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis has reached its worst since the coup (...)

What to do with Salah? 2018-02-14 05:39:22 By Magdi El Gizouli In a flattering piece from 1973 the New York Times picked up one of Jafaar Nimayri’s nicknames. Sudan's president from 1969 to 1985 was known as “Sartana”, the hero of a series (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.