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Unity State Governor fires three Parieng officials


By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

November 15, 2012 (KAMPALA) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Unity State, Taban Deng Gai on Wednesday sacked two ministers and the Commissioner of Parieng County, after they were alleged to be creating division among citizens and members of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the area.

Despite numerous attempts, Sudan Tribune was unable to reach Governor Gai on Thursday to explain the reasons behind the three dismissals. The contentious issue between the three politicians was the nomination of an SPLM Youth League (SPLM-YL) leader at the county level for which each put forward their own candidate creating tension among the young people in the area.

Last month, the now former Parieng Commissioner, Mabeak Lang Bilkuey, was accused of arresting youth from the area who had criticised him. In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Thursday Bilkuey denied intimidating the county’s youth but confirmed he had been relieved from his position as commissioner.

Bilkuey who currently acts as the chairman of SPLM in Parieng County, said that the Governor has sacked him and the two ministers had because they could not resolve a dispute between them.

The sacked Unity State ministers were, Them Machar Kuol, former minister of education and James Monyjuec former minister for youths and sport. Both ministers were appointed after the 2010 elections.

The reason given by Governor for the triple dismissal, according to Bilkuey, who served as Commissioner for eight years, was the "differences between me and the two ministers [...] could not solved".

"The problem is just within the leadership of Parieng”, he said, adding that after the Governor’s decision the three politicians would "be working toward unity among themselves on party vision rather than to make division".

Bilkuey said, they would hold a forum to iron out their differences. The Governor is said to be consulting on who to appoint as the new Commissioner in Parieng, where the community has long wanted to replace Bilkuey.

The ruling SPLM has never held a state-wide party meeting for its Unity State leadership, resulting in many divisions between top officials in the state.

Members of the SPLM in Unity State complain that the executive often intimidates the caucus of the SPLM at county-level in order implement policies and decisions.


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  • 16 November 2012 08:14, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

    Attention, to all nyagats, we are very close in to arrest more traitors as our intelligent is very near to give us details of criminal, activities, wait and you will heard the news of another bad news to those involved and good news to non nyagateen, they will be vanish for their wrong doing, death to their leaders,

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    • 16 November 2012 08:33, by Diu J.Kuek

      Mr Animal Mangoor when you become a human being who can think well because our different with an animals is only thoughts I can see you are always call for destruction did you forget how the war could be fought my friend when it come to fight brave will remain brave and cowardice will remain cowardice let us wishes for peace and harmony to our society may God Bless.
      Mr Mangoor behave well

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      • 16 November 2012 08:45, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Looked at you, this how we don’t differentiate Nuer and animals and this is what I always says, that more studies are need to re- recognize whether Nuer are human or remain sub human, why are you worried about? Does it scare you because you know this coming up arrest of nyagateen will inculd your peer? Please I don’t talk with children of nyagats,

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    • 16 November 2012 13:10, by Wan Dhokyol

      Dinka Dominated SPLA/M
      This is a clear indication that you are really abnormal. If you read the article properly, you cannot said anything about Nuer. the people who were sacked by Taban Deng are all Dinka of Parieng County due to mismanagement of county funds. Taban cannot allow such kind of people to spoil his leadership.

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  • 16 November 2012 08:21, by Diu J.Kuek

    I think most of you guys have realizing now Governor Taban Deng Gai neither have a permanent friend nor permanent enemy this is a most important point for you guys Former Commissioner of Parieng Mr Babeak Lang Bilkuey has been sacked by H.E Governor Taban Deng and he was been his die-hard look a thing has turn up down but no regret let the Gat Deng ruach wech dek go ahead Mr Governor

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    • 16 November 2012 08:27, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      I know Taban Deng more than you do, He is doing his best to rule the people, so stop using your nyagateen language, you should be worried about new arresting coming up soon, seven of suspect will be lock up in short time if we are satisfied with evidence given to us by intelligence, any nyagat must be worried because much of their brothers has crossed red line, death to them,

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      • 16 November 2012 08:48, by omoni jr.

        What intelligency are you talking about Dinka Boy?
        Finish Yau Yau first before you fart in public,
        Or you have to arrest fake Doctor called Majak Agoot,who works day and night try to bring kiir’s regime down and install New sudan vision..
        New suda vision was gone....
        Where is new sudan? And what is new Sudan?

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        • 16 November 2012 08:59, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          I don’t talk with low life idoit like homeless Nuer boy called omani de otorio who hidd under the shadow of coward Ugandan _ Congolese names , who will arrest Dr Majak if you are not a witchcraft, son of nyagat Riek pout Nyuon,?
          Be a Nuer and I like Nuer for their stupidity, don’t called me boy, called me sir or Benydit if you want to talk to me,
          You are Nuer but shame to declare your identity,

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          • 16 November 2012 09:13, by Diu J.Kuek

            You see Mr Mangoor your mentality behavior can making the readers laughing some time you are acting as comedy I never never see a stupid person like you in my life if your not the enemy of Dinka community I doubt you may not be friend of Dinka tribe you are acting yes you are Dinka by birth but you hated them Mangoor people will come to my word.

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            • 16 November 2012 17:56, by Ruach

              Diu J Kuek: Leave Mangoor alone,he is deaf in his heart(e loc ming).He doesn’t listen or understand anything! Look,he did not realize that the one fired is from his tribe,but singing his song Nuer, Nuer! He is like American Monkey concentrating on A only when taught at school!

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    • 16 November 2012 08:28, by Gulung -dit

      It is shame on inexperience Them Machar kuol who was brought up by Mr Miabek leng De Miadiing de Bielkuei, now he lost the position he gained through miabek , now miabek will go back to SPLA and regain his position og bri-gen and where will Them machar go hahahahahahaha

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    • 16 November 2012 13:18, by Gulung -dit

      sacking of will be the paint on panaru people , it will the time they will be colonized by nuer , they will regret like the libyan who killed Gadafi who was the good leader.
      wait for few day , you will hear different state from panaru people

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    • 16 November 2012 13:22, by Gulung -dit

      sacking of will be the pain on panaru people , it will the time they will be colonized by nuer , they will regret like the libyan who killed Gadafi who was the good leader.
      wait for few day , you will hear different state from panaru people

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  • 16 November 2012 08:42, by Mr Equal

    Well,George Athuor of Jongly state knew that things would had not gone well if he accepted other position than being a govenor;so,that why he fought to death. Govenor’s action like he own people.No discussion at all.kik asses is only the solution. If that governor ask me to appoint me;I well not accept his appointment.Because he will kik me out too in the future.

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  • 16 November 2012 08:45, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

    This is what most of us remain to appreciate.
    Miabek had messed with every thing so he deserved it. Good time for him out

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    • 16 November 2012 09:23, by Gulung -dit


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    • 16 November 2012 10:51, by Runrach

      We have got no regrets about former commissioner Stephen Miabeng Lang firing because commissionership was’t a permanent kingdomship where it could be recycling among sons and duaghters. His sacking is going to save and repairing many broken relationship among sons and duaghters of the Panaruu esp. The youth.

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      • 16 November 2012 12:37, by Gulung -dit

        panaru youth are the idle youth whom i ever found all over south sudan, you ever find them sitting around shisha pot , smoking it day and night but they don,t think their future, now mabek has gone who will give them free money like what mabek has been doing , shame on you the idle youth of rweng , you will regret soon

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        • 16 November 2012 13:54, by Runrach

          @ Gulungdit, you must be mentally sick. Who told you Miabek used to distributing free cash randomly to Panaruu citizens? Am so sorry to brand you but you seem to be one Miabek toilet cleaner. Anyway fuck your way with deposed uncle to hell, there will a better systems without him.

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          • 16 November 2012 14:16, by Gulung -dit

            shame on you son of the begger, miabek is a good leader because he was not brought up by poor panaru community he was brought up in Bor that is why he is wiser than every man in Rweng county , remember if you want to be employed in someone latrine , i may evited you to come and work as a cleaner in my compound.

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          • 16 November 2012 14:21, by Gulung -dit

            @Runrac for a person like me to go and work in miabek latrine in parieng is impossible, the area is full of traitors who don,t like foriegn communities to stay in parieng,
            i can not stay with useless people who don,t like a wise man to direct them

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      • 16 November 2012 19:24, by katnyokarieu

        ruach u re a Nuer orphan who doesn,t understand or neither differentiate capable leader like mabiek lang from weak and poor leader like jaldong matiek and peter Gai joak of panyijar who was resently acted as spoke man of the county.Nuer if were u i would not count my as human being but champozee in kilomanjoro of East Africa.panaruu community should be wise again and nominate one that will not shy

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        • 17 November 2012 10:04, by Ruach

          katnyakot.Woy liel muour

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          • 17 November 2012 17:37, by katnyokarieu

            Rauch ,i don,t talk in champozees Nuer language, foolish semi-illiterate, we Ruweng community in particular and padang in general do not regret our mistake.we will one time be a free community ,in hormony ,liberty,prosperty and justically.since we re having vast resource for liberation.

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    • 18 December 2012 06:42, by NgorKur Mayol Chier

      Taban did firing those two ministers and their commissioner of Ruweng County without being consulting the County council for the contemplation of the incident during the SPLM Youths office. Even,the members of the state assembly were not been involve on the hearing.

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  • 18 November 2012 06:41, by katnyokarieu

    Ruach.it is not excepted ,look for idiot dogs nuer but not me .
    Son wise and rich land of apandang (Ayueldit amuok toong).

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