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W. Bahr el Ghazal governor denies intimidation over Wau county transfer

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November 12, 2012 (JUBA) - The governor of Western Bar El Ghazal state, Rizik Zachariah Hassan, has vehemently denied reports claiming that he has been using suppressive measures to impose the transfer of Wau county headquarters to Bagari payam [district], 12 miles south west of the state capital, Wau.

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Peter Wittig (right), Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, meets with Zacharia Rizik, Governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan, during a visit by the Security Council to the state’s capital, Wau. 23 May 2011 (UN)

Hassan made the remark during a press briefing shortly after meeting South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir on Monday in Juba. Hassan said he is in Juba to brief Kiir on the general situation in the state including objection to the state council of ministers resolution instructing Jur River and Wau county commissioners to relocate outside the town.

Hassan said he gave Kiir “clarifications on some of the reports which have been circulating around in the media and general public, particularly the objection of Wau county community to the transfer of the county to original its original place in Bagari,” Hassan told reporters after meeting Kiir on Monday.

He dismissed claims that he is threatening members of Wau County opposed to the transfer of the headquarters, explaining that moving Wau headquarters was an implementation of the constitution in line with the vision of the country’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement which advocates taking services to the people.

“The national and the state constitutions spell out clearly that city and municipalities are to be based within the towns while county headquarters, payam and boma [sub-district] down to other low levels of the local government must be in place accessible to the rural population. So this decision to transfer the country headquarters is constitutional. The decision was also endorsed by the council of ministers and majority members of state assembly,” Hassan explained. 

He accused unspecified people of mobilising the citizens against the cabinet’s decision by deliberately refusing to explain the benefits which the transfer of the headquarters brings to the rural community.

He explained great efforts were being made to sensitize communities to restore calm and to implement the decision after the parliament puts it into law.

“I will meet with all community members from Western Bahr el Ghazal here in Juba to brief them also about general situation and update them on the same situation and what the government in the state has done to address some of the issues like the issue of the transfer of county headquarters to the rural areas so that they are near communities,” said Hassan.

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  • 13 November 2012 09:15, by JOON

    SPLM OYEE keep up the vision Rizik this is what we need, all ours governors to do so that we are all equal in term of services deliveries to all south Sudanese citizens for justices equality and prosperity as Kiir manifesto put it,leave those who are against the plan and continues with those who need development.

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  • 13 November 2012 14:20, by Madiak

    Attention guys! you know the transfer of county dose not mean transfer of individuals from Wau town to Bagari the individuals will remain in Wau. The government is talking about the county administration to its origin people in Bagari if you are not

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    • 13 November 2012 14:44, by Fire7

      listen guz did Dr John vision tells to transfere old city to rural, wau is county for itself with its administration the posible way is to promote Bagare to be a new county with new commmissioner and administration, ok now take Wau to Bagare will be call Bagare county or Wau county?let Gov’nor think something wise for his citizen.

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  • 13 November 2012 19:46, by Northern Sudanese
  • 14 November 2012 07:47, by Paanjunub

    Dear fire7
    It always clear that state capital is being adminstered by the town mayor. Is it taking town to the people by putting two counties at one compoud in Wau? people should be very wise and wise governor did it and you did’t side him of his wise idea of taking town to the people. What a shame to people of Wau?

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  • 16 November 2012 07:47, by Man alone

    Transfering Wau county to Bagari is not a bad move anyway.but this Arab-oriented governor dictates his ideas and plans on people.he has to know that S.Sudan is a democratic state.the communities members, elders, youth and p’ple’s representatives were to be met first before taking action.

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  • 21 November 2012 05:00, by Patrice Lumumba

    Citizens of Wau County and Western Bahr el Ghazal, please stand steadfast with your Governor. The people of Bagari, HARD through our brother Joseph Garang, has worked so hard for peace and reconciliation. I am proud of you for the way you overwhelmingly voted for secession. I believe Joseph Garang has some ideas on how to start a new & economically viable town in Bagari. God bless you.

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