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Police trainees protest food shortage in Eastern Equatoria State

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By Manyang Mayom

July 29, 2010 (JUBA) - Over hundred police trainees in Eastern Equatoria State(EES), have staged a peaceful protest against food shortage in their training camp.

One policeman, Owen Bosco, told Sudan Tribune that they marched from the learning wing at Himodonge Hills to Torit town, and gathered at the Freedom Square where they delivered speeches claiming that poor living conditions and food shortage had resulted in seven days without food. Bosco also added that trainees did not receive their food rations for about a week.

Furthermore, the trainees’ representative said that lack of proper accommodation as well as unhealthy environment had caused diseases. He also complained about the lack of latrines. “There are few latrines but such latrines are not enough to all people”, he pointed out.

Meanwhile, the deputy governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Nartisio Loluke, has strongly denounced the claims of protesting police trainees. Loluke said that the trainees’ protest was actuated by the political influence of some state members who visited the training camp and talked the trainees into doing “such barbaric acts and spoiling the name of the state’s government.”

Loluke further said that his government intends to strengthen the capacity of management teams and beef up security in the training camp.

South Sudan has been training a thousand-strong police force to be tasked with enforcing security during the referendum period.

In a related development, a journalist working for the government-owned local radio station has claimed he was tortured while covering the protest at the Freedom Square. The journalist, Hasan Gama Oscar, told Sudan Tribune that he had encountered “hostility” while he was covering the police trainees’ protest. Gama Oscar said that he was tortured and that state media were ordered not to cover the protest or broadcast any newscasts about it. According to Oscar, the order extended to both local radios and newspapers.

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  • 29 July 2010 14:35, by Sudan virus

    Police are supposed to receive military training before or after police professional training(theory).
    What is this police strike all about.nonsense.

    Starving in military training is part of the packages of military training, so that you trainees copy up with some situations that military/policemen will face in their fulfillment of security duty.

    However, the extent should not reach red mark.

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    • 29 July 2010 15:01, by Wudutman

      Lakes State Police need training any way, Violation of Human Right, Harassment

      We are not happy with Lakes State police on their progress, We are here advising the Government of Lakes State to take foot step on police training in this state because some of the police officers are now reaching to the level of creating insecurity in lakes state, especially those who came from north part of the Country are now the worse then the present police of before. Please let the International Community increase it policies to rescues the citizens of Lakes state because of more Human Right abuse from the police, We are not happy on all these issues,
      By Wudutman

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  • 29 July 2010 14:44, by mack waweru

    The police trainees have a right to protest if they are neglected by the state government to provide them with food and healthful accommodation. These are basic necessities afforded to anybody.
    Such people when deployed, would not provide good services to the people, but become corrupt to compensate what was denied them by the authorities concerned. Only civil population would pay the price.

    Shame and embarrassment for the government’s failure to allow such a situation for military personnels to protest. What would civilian do?

    Mack Awer

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    • 29 July 2010 23:23, by DeltaBravo

      To Sudan Virus

      You are the stupid person i ever seen in my life what make you think that the Trainees are not suppose to eat. It is their right. anyone in this World have right. Please take that mentalitiy out of your mind. Any person who is in the training Camp have right to eat well in order to stay strong.

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      • 30 July 2010 02:49, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Hey Mr DeltaBravo,

        Thank you a lot for your brilliant comment to Sudan Virus. You have indeed touch the point and I hope that if it is not matter in which some others people don’t understand thing clearly, then I hope you might have to be eulogized for the word you said my dear. When Southern Sudanese policemen were trained, they were trained just in order to accelerate the move of the Southern Sudanese Government so that the can maintain laws and orders for the seek to keep security levels in all over Sudan.

        But, however, it is not a matter for them in order not to raise strike. The matter is with the Government of Southern Sudan under Salva Kiir Miyardit which fail to distribute food to their police officers or associates. What did Salva Kiir Miyardit do with the budgets of the Southern Sudan policemen? Did he pocketed it in his pocket with his supporters Ministers? The policemen have the right to complaint since the Southern Sudan Government forget what they are doing. Where is it happen in this world for someone in order to do the work without eating? I hope if I’m not wrong, then you work in order to survive, but I saw it in Salva Kiir Miyardit’s Administration that when you are hired, then you can not eat.

        What kind of Government is this in Southern Sudan by the way if the President don’t care about his people? It is indeed something very indecorous if the trainee policemen protest for the shortage of food. This is a big shame to us especially we Southern Sudanese. Salva Kiir Miyardit is really lucky to be president of Southern Sudan and I wish him to continued investing himself for this period of time otherwise there is no needs for separation. I have never seen this kind of Government in Southern Sudan in my life. Government which don’t care to his people, no laws, no rules, lack of managemnet systems and so on. The only thing which I see being practiced by the Government of Southern Sudan is the "Reshuffling of the Ministers all over and over which make no sense".

        "POOR PEOPLE THINK WISE ALWAYS, WHILE RICH PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK DULL".

        By Augustino Deng

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        • 30 July 2010 07:00, by Gabriel K

          Augustino Deng.

          you are right my friend Salva Kiir leadership grow a lot doubt. If people like Acuil Manol, become police leader, what will you think. This kind of problem will happen very soon in every state. police or anybody in military training should be given enough food. this is not a time when we were in bush, and don’t forget what happen in 1991- 1992 in Kapeata when he only distribute millet without salt to the soldiers , and save good food to the high commanders but what happen at the end none of the soldiers fire bullet to enemy, is that a good sign of leadership. so this guys which is now heading the police in the country is failure since he was born. and even the leave over food can burn his mouth.

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