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Jonglei Governor threatens to outlaw male idleness

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By John Actually

November 19, 2012 (BOR) - The governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang, threatened on Monday to legislate against idleness in his state, after being told by women’s groups that many men are not doing their fair share to produce food and provide for their families.

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A women’s agriculture group in Bor marching to the Jonglei Governor’s office with samples of their produce, 19 Nov. 2012 (ST)

Food security is a major issue in troubled Jonglei state, where unpredictable rain and insecurity in some areas hinder efforts to increase agricultural production.

Large areas of arable land in Jonglei, South Sudan’s largest state, remain un-farmed due to rebel activity in Pibor County and insecurity caused by cycles of cattle raiding. The state launched a disarmament campaign earlier this year and this month outlawed civilians from carrying arms.

Governor Manyang, announced his plans to ban laziness on Monday while addressing women’s agricultural groups, who presented their produce to the Jonglei State Council of Ministers.

Manyang urged citizens in Jonglei to work hard to reduce food insecurity in order to make their livelihoods more sustainable and asked non-governmental organisations working in Jonglei to support women who are undertaking agricultural activities.

“Food insecurity will be challenged by our own people through work”, said Manyang.

Susan Lith Aloung, a member of the Jonglei legislative assembly, who led the women’s agriculture groups at the meeting, pointed out that only women cultivate in many communities of Jonglei, and accused men of “sitting under the trees playing games”.

“We want to encourage men to join us because all of us need food”, said the MP, who represents Athoch South Constituency number 27.

Manyang urged the women not to give up, pledging that his government will introduce a law against idleness in the state to ensure that “every body, including adults to work for themselves".

“Don’t be discouraged by men’s idleness, I will legislate a law that will penalise those who sit under the trees playing the games, waiting for women to bring them food”, he said. “We don’t need to depend on relief services all the time”.

Idleness is one of the Governor’s pet hates. He previously outlawed the playing of games during working hours, which, again, was mainly aimed at the male population. But those who wanted to play games rather than work, now do so in secret rather than in public.

Manyang said his state will build industries for processing food for home consumption once production improves. South Sudan heavily relies on imports for it food and other goods and the country has struggled with inflation since an oil dispute with Sudan has deprived the government of vital hard currency since January.

The women pledged to fight hunger in Jonglei, asking the state government and agriculture-supporting-NGOs to provid them with more tools and green houses.

“We want to fight hunger in our state”, Aloung said.

“What we need is to reduce food insecurity in our state, this is the work of our women”, she added.

(ST)

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  • 20 November 2012 06:30, by Kurnyeil The Junior

    So now Dinka Bor are food lover just like their super food lover Nuer community, Good on you Manyang, because so many of Nuer are depopulated because of no much food, but not only Nuer who love food, but Bhar el ghazal are more loving food than ever one in south,see how they make corruption bigger then their knowledge, death to. Bhar ghazalist, killed all the men and leave women,

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    • 20 November 2012 06:38, by Ruach

      Kurnyel:Every one love food in the world that is why your gay husbands in Khartoum have been looting our oils! Deaths to you and your Khartoum gay husbands

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    • 20 November 2012 07:29, by South Dengjok

      Dear Me,
      Shame and surprise to you the Dinka Defender,It is by fare known dat Dinka and Equatorial are the best food lover dat is why u see a lot of beggar on the strait from dinka and u can see thousand of street boys from them due to uncontrol of them from their family caused by food crisis .

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      • 20 November 2012 09:56, by Eastern

        Get serious for once!!! Move around the towns of Wau, Aweil (the worst), Kuacjok, Rumbek and Bentiu. What you see in these towns are DINKA street children. Have you seen any street kit in Juba, Torit, Yei or Yambio? Equatorians have the culture of collective responsibilities of looking after childern. Childern are looked after communally. DINKA street childern is a BIG PROBLEM in South Sudan!!

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    • 20 November 2012 16:48, by Peter Nhiany

      Kurnyeil The Junior, I feel so sorry for people like you who talk like little boys claim to be educated. I have no idea what kind of human would challenge others for doing the right thing to help his community reduce short of food? I sincerely can not get what you have in your little brain. South Sudanese depended on foreign aides for many years and I think this is time for us to change that.

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    • 20 November 2012 16:53, by Peter Nhiany

      I thought you would be appreciative to the governor of Jonglei for taking such move to send red signal to the youth in his state. Mr. Kurnyeil The Junior, South Sudan has join world nation and needs to do everything it can to be an independent country from everything. You problem with Dink and Nuer being food lovers is a thought of short minded person. I’m sure you love foods my friend.

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    • 21 November 2012 01:01, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 06:31, by Bolman

    Dear mothers Women of SS don’t even listening a single word from him he the mother&father of lies he the nature born laire more than Garang and Current pdt Kiir don’t knw why pple still listening to them he continuing lying until’s time come like’s uncle SS’s mountains and aircrfts will finishing hem one by one we all knw this
    Bolman

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    • 21 November 2012 01:02, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 06:35, by Ruach

    Yes women are over worked by their own husbands in Bor.Those women are from Bor

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    • 21 November 2012 01:02, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 06:54, by Kurnyeil The Junior

    You wrong Rouch I know Nuer very well, they treat women like slave, I know them here in Khartoum even Nuer man can force his wife to go and have sex with our force in exchange of sugar, , I swear to Alah, Nuer don’t bother themselves for women, Nuer men are the worst abuser of women thanking a men and equatorian men, come to Khartoum you will see it Nuer men are not good people, just saying,

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    • 20 November 2012 23:23, by Gathoth Gai

      Hey kurass,
      You are liar ass hole that i hadever seen in my life.Look son of Nuba,in Sudan there’s no Nuer hookers in any corner of Sudan as whole.But,Nubians are the first best number one hookers in Sudan Iam saying this because I know that ur’re from Nuba for the way you express yourself.Shame on UUUUUU.......

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    • 21 November 2012 01:03, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 06:57, by wang

    Lazy governor is using his power to abuse youth and other in that State. Since when the women have become the harder workers than men in South?

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    • 20 November 2012 07:21, by Thon Bai

      Wang,
      You are right man.

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    • 20 November 2012 07:22, by Peacocktail

      Governor Manyang is 100% right, Men sitting in the early hours of morning where pple sweat to relieve night traumas, they make it has for chatting, the Government of Republic of SOuth Sudan should outlaw it too. pple are sitting idle in Juba under trees waiting for lunch at 9 Am. big shame to men of this world, Arabs brought useless disastrous of being Iddle. Implement it today

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    • 21 November 2012 01:03, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 07:11, by Hardball

    The legislation is outstanding; if a man can’t work; how would he support his family? People who live in urban areas or cities wake up every single morning, five days a week and go to work to have enough food on the table for their families. Mr. Governor; there are a lot to do in the state; you have the right to put those idle men to work.>>>

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    • 20 November 2012 07:13, by Hardball

      Men who live in the villages traditionally use to wake up every morning and work on their gardens until mid-day otherwise their families wouldn’t have enough to eat throughout the year. Whatever happened to our proud tradition that a man is the head of the house-hold and is responsible to bring the food home and the wife duty is cook it and serve it to the family?

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    • 20 November 2012 07:34, by wang

      Hardball
      Nothing had changed at all; those men who live in villages are still waking up early in morning and go to work to support their family as normal. Governor Koul was trying to call or encouraging those youth who ran away during the disarmaments early this years to come back home from where they are hiding and helps the community for cultivation and other duties in their State, but the way

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      • 20 November 2012 07:35, by wang

        Governor Koul was trying to call or encouraging those youth who ran away during the disarmaments early this years to come back home from where they are hiding and helps the community for cultivation and other duties in their State, but the way he has sent that message was f---ck confusion.

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    • 21 November 2012 01:04, by SouthSudaneseviews

      It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 20 November 2012 08:45, by Jalaby

    I think governor Kuol mentioned the half of the truth and didn’t say it all!
    I believe Dinka Bor ladies complained to him their husbands not making their food share plus, suffering from sexual dysfunctional and can’t make it during the bed time!
    Dinka Bor should stop accusing Murle of having sexual frigidity because it turns out that Dinka Bor men do!

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  • 20 November 2012 08:56, by Jalaby

    This picture below was taken as early as mid of 1983 when Kerubino started the rebellion from Bor city when SAF under Dominic Kasiano leadership surprised them in Bor in May 1983 and attacked the 105 Battalion:
    splaarmy

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    • 20 November 2012 09:11, by Jalaby

      As you can see in the picture from left to right:William Nyuon (Nuer), he started the rebellion with Kerubino, amazingly, he got killed by his own militia after he defected SPLA, Kerubino (Dinka Gogrial) drank from the same cup and got killed by south militia!
      Garang (Dinka Bor), we all know how he was killed!
      Kiir (Dinka Gogrial),he was in Malakal serving as Lieutenant in SAF

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      • 20 November 2012 09:20, by Jalaby

        he worked as spy and used to inform battalion 105 in Bor about the type of weapons that Khartoum are moving to south in order to attack 105 battalion in Bor, yap,he worked as spy "Maras" and informed Kerubino and his group about SAF Imminent attack to 105 battalion in Bor!
        Kuol (Dinka Bor),he also contributed to 1983 rebellion in Bor,that rebellion was mainly based on Dinka Bor!

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        • 20 November 2012 09:51, by Jalaby

          Here are the real founders names of 1983 rebellion and their fate:
          1. Kerubino Kuanyin Bol (killed by south militia in 1999),he said at the time when he rebelled in May 1983 "Give me something to drink and let’s celebrate the start of the Revolution"
          2. Samuel Gai Tot (Nuer), he was appointed as the defense minister for the rebellion,he was killed by Garang group in March 1984

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          • 20 November 2012 10:45, by Jalaby

            3. William Abdalla Chol (Nuer), he was one of the 1983 rebellion founder, he was also killed by Garang group SPLA in Fanjak city in 1985.
            4. Arok Ton Arok (Dinka Bor), he was also one of the SPLA founder, he disagreed with Garang later about the strategic trend of the movement, the goals & objectives, Garang put him in jail in Ethiopia with Kurebino, how they escaped Granag jail

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            • 20 November 2012 10:55, by Jalaby

              and reached Khartoum is story that needs two pages to be told,there is no way guys that I can write it here, just listen to me and I’ll teach you history as usually I do!
              Arok Ton (Dinka), Kurebino (Dinka), Machar (Nuer), Taban Deng (Nuer) and Riag Gai (Nuer) defected SPLA and signed Khartoum peace agreement in 1997, Arok Ton was killed when the plane that was carrying him and

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              • 20 November 2012 11:07, by Jalaby

                VP Zubeir Mohamed Salih crashed in Al-Nasir city in 1998, if you ask me who you really feel sorry about his death I would say without any hesitation Mr. Arok, Mr. Arok known to be very intelligent person,very polite,unlike other rebel officers, he was graduated from Sudanese Military College, very fluent and his speech was very attractive, he was really great loss!

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                • 20 November 2012 11:23, by Jalaby

                  Kiir & Kuol were not among SPLA founders but they contributed to the movement as early as rebellion started,as u can see,all SPLA founders got tragedy death therefore damn fate is waiting for both Kiir & Kuol to follow their bosses! as you can also notice,most of SPLA founders got killed by the hands of their own fellow Southerners who they dedicated their life for their cause!

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                  • 20 November 2012 14:19, by mohamed mahgoub

                    J. What is get to do with the article,no wonder u r the only one talking a lot about - Marisa - in this forum,I think we can apply the same kind of analysis to the history of NCP islamists in khartoum with alot more embarrassing details

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                  • 21 November 2012 01:05, by SouthSudaneseviews

                    Jallaba, Garang is not Dinka Bor (Bor County), Garang is from Dinka Twi (Twic East County) please.

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      • 20 November 2012 10:09, by Chol

        Jalaby, you end up today having no benefits at all despite your mastermind that end up killing the people you describe! Most of you who know exactly what I am talking about are now wishing if the time could be taken back and start over again. This is why you’re wondering here with the pictures that has nothing to do with the article; how sad!

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    • 20 November 2012 09:37, by Mach-Ajong

      Jalaby
      You should be shame for yourself! Why are you try to divert the topic? What I learn from your nasty mouth is that Jalaba is still feeling the heat in their asses because of our separation but it’s a done deal South is not coming back to be oppress again. Just go back to Middle east so that your ass should be cool down.

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    • 20 November 2012 13:04, by Suleiman

      Always Kuol Manyang is saying nonsense words and he did not even implement his words!!
      What a fucken Governor??
      Corrutist??

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  • 20 November 2012 08:57, by dinkdong

    Governor Kuol should also thinks of outlawing how they have been looting the federal money. Together with his fellow parliament colleagues, they have shared among themselves millions of dollars.
    He should stop threatening people and start creating jobs and put in security.

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  • 20 November 2012 09:44, by Mr Equal

    ah ah ah.You are right but in other way you are so funy mr governor.Do you forget that those men you want to go to work have paied 25 to 100 cows to the famlies of those women? I guest that you should change the married system frist before you make law against those men that ply under trees in Jonglei,other wise you are creating conflict to youself.

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  • 20 November 2012 14:24, by Foxtail

    Jallaba,
    I think you forgot something about your poeple and us. in term of sex and eating, we Dinka Bor are flexible whereby rape cases and other abuses are not found at all in our community. but on the contrary, look at a country where poeple fuck animals, young children and elderly women. all these are done in North Sudan. you eat in your in-laws homes. Dinka don’t do that.

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  • 20 November 2012 16:44, by Peter Nhiany

    Dear commentators and readers of ST, I’m always shocked when I scan through our responses to very important news report as one in this article. I do not comprehend what kind of intellectual are we? We do not love food? If you do not love food, how you survive? We need to stop idiotic way of reacting to news articles. We are the new generation and need stop commenting like illiterate idiots.

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  • 21 November 2012 01:01, by SouthSudaneseviews

    It would be fun thing if Governor Kuol Manyang would be able to regulate men in Jonglei State among these: Dinka [Twi, Bor, Nyarweng, Hol, Dongjol, Luach, Ager, etc], Nuer [Lou, Gawaar], Murle, Anyuak, Kachipo, Jie. I would like to wait and see.

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  • 21 November 2012 01:06, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Jallaba, Garang is not Dinka Bor (Bor County), Garang is from Dinka Twi (Twic East County) please.

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    • 21 November 2012 08:31, by Gabriel KK

      It will take you centuries to get rid of this name(BOR).

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  • 21 November 2012 01:33, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Good Move Governor,but need to started from yourself,everyone need to a farmed to work every day or sat-suday works. Goverenor you are a part of bring laziness in south. Idleness needed to be outlaw. women can report if they man have no farm to do. put in prison while working laway for Governement farm. when he got home,he must work together with wife/wivies.

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  • 21 November 2012 22:18, by SouthSudaneseviews

    Gabriel KK, it is already a done deal brother. Just leave few people who are not yet informed.

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