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Lakes state governor announces new counties commissioners


By Manyang Mayom

August 16, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The governor of Lakes state, Chol Tong Mayay has issued appointment of eight Counties commissioners. This is after the Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit had relieved commissioners a week ago.

However, the appointment of the new commissioners has met criticisms from public who accuse the authorities of imposing officials on the people.

In the decree No.12/2010 read out by Lakes state minister of Information and Communication, Marik Nanga Marik, the governor appointed the following as new counties commissioners.

1. Isaac Mayom Malek, new commissioner replacing John Madhang Majok in Cueibet.
2. Deng Mathiang Deng, new commissioner replacing Mr. Isaac Mayak Noah at Rumbek North County.
3. Mr. Gideon Shilur Mbele new commissioner replacing Mr. Simon Waiwai Ali at Wulu County.
4. Mr. David Marial Gumke, reappointed, for Rumbek East County.
5. Mr. Matur Majok Magol, new commissioner replacing Mr. Dut Makoi Kuok at Rumbek Central County.
6. Makur Kulang Lai, new Commissioner replacing Mr. Dairdit Bol Dak at Yirol West County
7. Bullen Bol Achinbai, new commissioner replacing Mr. Athian Majak Maloi at Yirol East County.
8. David Mayom Riak, new commissioner replacing Mr. Simon Aguto Kok at Awerial County.

The public reacts negatively toward Awerial County newly appointed Commissioner, Mr. David Mayom Malek after having hard news over local radio broadcast on Sunday night. This prompted students and local chiefs of Awerial community to walk long distances to meet SPLM State Secretary, Samuel Mathiang Keer, in his office to demand the withdrawal of the decree.

Abraham Nhier, speaking by phone, said that “this commissioner is very young probably about 28 years old – this man did not contribute during our bloody struggle with Khartoum government regime. As youth leader of Awerial County, I totally refuse to welcome Mayom in this soil of Awerial suffering community”.

However, paramount chief Nhial Kon, affirmed that “this appointment of Mayom Malek has sent into our mind a bad signal – my community does not know this guy called Mayom – If governor Chol Tong thinks that Mayom is good to be Awerial County commissioner, it is better for Chol to appoint Mayom to be Agaar county commissioner instead of Awerial county. This morning, we youth and chief of Awerial County wrote to Governor plus SPLM State Secretary to consider our demand to withdraw back such decree”.

My community of Awerial had recommended only people to be candidate for commissionership position including Mr. Andrew Ayeu, Mr. Michael Madit, Mr. Daniel Mamer and Mr. Jok Simon, these people above knew our daily problem and actually the suffer with us here during our struggle with Khartoum bombardment “said paramount chief Kon.

His also added that Mayom cannot govern people of Aliap at all levels, if governor Chol chosen him to rule Rumbek then, that is find with him but if his chosen him to govern Awerial, this is a big mistake – we community had voted for Chol Tong as our governor and we dream that Governor Chol should understand our living condition standard.

Marik Nanga Marik, Lakes state minister of Information and Communication reply allegation, saying that “this decree has being issue out at the right time and it is the best decree that had satisfy everyone – there is no way that Mr. Governor could revise his decree”.

Meanwhile, SPLM State Secretary, Samuel Mathiang Keer, noted that “this appointment of counties commissioners was made under heavy [wider] consultations with community, I wonder why Awerial people are rejecting the appointment of their fellow man – there is no solution to revise governor’s decree since this appointment is already announced.”


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  • 17 August 2010 08:50, by maluach madit

    Ladies and gentlemen,
    I already know how good Awerial people are, but I would like to induce them to get calm about the appointment of David Mayom Malek as Awerial commissioner.

    Being young does not mean a failure to maintain the rules, but means good enough to rule. Imagine, British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron is about 44 years now, yet he is being prioritized to rule the United Kingdom.
    Never mind about Mayom’s alien, he wouldn’t have been elected commissioner if he was a foe. Therefore you need to add your excel to his wisdom so that he becomes a better commissioner. Malek should know that all who oppose you are not your enemies, but they are your brothers, so think of how you convince them and help lakes becomes a better State, thus you should not work with your own interest as others did. Young people are supposed to be leaders today!!

    Maluach in Australia.


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    • 17 August 2010 09:03, by Mou Magok


      The commissioner of Awerial county is called H.E. David Mayom Riak not Malek.

      You positive respond is my pride

      Yirol boy

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    • 17 August 2010 18:56, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

      "Chol Tong Mayay has issued appointment of eight Counties commissioners"

      Young or old, that is not the problem, but the fact those men are appointed in other words hand-picked to serve the public is the real problem. Who pays those commissioners? Governor or public? If appointed, who will they serve, public or governor?
      Something is not right! Commissioners should campaign for those positions and public should elect their commissioners.
      The rejection of Awerial fellow is due to the fact that no body really know him and no body his plans. So how do we expect Awerial people to accept him?

      Wal Muoranyar Biet

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  • 17 August 2010 08:54, by Michael Anyong

    Thanks you very much Mr. Chol for the appointment of two commissioners in Yirol Bullen Bol Accinbai and Makur Kulang. Welcome to Yirol and let us work for unity of our people and together we can bury tribalism, nepotism and many other levels that differentiate us. let’s us be one tribe, one government and one county. before everything let Makur Kulang take 90% of his pigs out from Yirol. i think you know very well who are to be indicted for war crimes committed in Yirol County. i don’t want to write their names here . second to it am not against anyone but we can have strong legal system that can bring any one even a commissioner to face the charges within the county not state level. this charge can avoid his/her sons & daughters not to participate in the future. and thanks

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  • 17 August 2010 09:00, by Mou Magok

    First and foremost I warmly Congratulate you,

    My message to all newly appointed counties commissioners is that, always remember when you dance you make sure somebody is watching you.

    Take the followings

    love as if nobody has hurt you
    sing as if nobody was listening
    work as if you don’t need money
    dance as if nobody was watching you


    Yirol boy

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    • 17 August 2010 12:41, by Julia Anok

      In the time when former Governor Daniel Awet was eliminate in electoral college it were welcome with sheer of joy like if new governor is going to come along with new fashionable people and not they old folks which were used by a previous governor. As a proverb does say that players does change but game remain the same, look what had happened now is there any change on security issue ? definitely no and that isn’t a faulty of Chol Tong alone it need cooperation for each of everyone to start from her/his own county to make lakes state as a state of prosperity to live especially those mad/lawless tribes of Atuot and sub Dinkas tribe of Agar/Gok should be told to bring their madness under control .

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      • 17 August 2010 17:15, by Michael Anyong

        Julia - Your chance is coming don’t worry and never mind don’t bother about Atuot and Agar/Gok leave them behind, go ahead with your good understanding!! thanks

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  • 17 August 2010 11:06, by Majak-da

    Complaining about someone’s ability to work efficiently or less known in the county in not all correct. The fact is that this guy is a son of Lakes state from Awerial county and he deserves governor appointment. The governor is the one to blame in case of failure and it’s not that shouting greedy politicians or chiefs as the writer put some.

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  • 17 August 2010 13:26, by Abraham Majur Lam

    Bravo to The Governor and this is not the long lasting solution to the insecurity of Lakes and in particular Greater Yirol. This is just "like putting a new wine in the old bottles" believe or not you will still see the situation resurface again in Lakes. The issue of greater Yirol is being instigated by some individuals who don’t want harmony in Greater Yirol and God will not forgive them for the atrocities they have caused to our innocent people. To the Awerial community chiefs and Youth that claimed they don’t this beloved son of theirs’ and I see this is the only way they should know him and study his personality critically for future leadership because it is too late now the decree to reserve by the appointing Authority (Governor) . Congratulations to the new commissioners and I hope you will bring tremendous positive changes in Lakes.

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    • 17 August 2010 15:35, by Kon Paul Awenchol

      Dear readers
      I once for welcoming the commissioners who have been given a task to played in the community of Southern Sudan and especially those who have been appointed by H:E the Governor of Lakes state Comrade Eng: Chol Tong Mayai to fulfill the SPLM role of teaching those who doesn’t know their right when we took arms we were not opting for leadership but to teach them to know their right.

      Maburuk and Maburukat to those who have been appointed to see the fruit of the wanted choice,it is not just for your own sake but for people needs such that you delivered the services to your community as the SPLM encyclopedia say, "take town to people but not people to the town"Dr: John Garang has share this in memory of you, a leader is not quitable but can chat unchattable situation prerequisite to the views of people in diversity as well as political divergent.

      A man is a man but the difference is that, him tells lies or truth to the people and who always make falsification impasse does not longer exist in term of telling and sharing the varieties of political wore can’t be trusted by his people or stand firm with them in any case. then it is your time now to bury the racism politics of the past.

      Actually they become good politician when they are appointed because they use very good tongues to revealed the wisdom words of engagement to achieve the wanted choice but, what about soul habit experience!!!!,when they arrive in their localities they leave themselves to be influenced by the chiefs and become tribalist,a term of backwardness and still exo-civilization that married to their thoughts of negativity in sensing.

      Dear commissioners, "a leader must be resilent and optimistic but not pessimistic".


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