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Governors’ forum in South Sudan witnesses low turnout from top state officials


November 26, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s 2nd governors’ forum which kicked off on Monday in Juba has witnessed unexpected low turnout from the governors as only 4 out of 10 state governors have attended the event.

Since 2006, the office of the President with support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has organized nine forums including this year’s forum.

These events have acted as platforms for discussion, consultation and policy recommendations related to political, fiscal and administrative decentralization. The forums have also provided an opportunity for the central and state governments to engage in broader discussion on issues concerning public sector reform and basic service delivery.

This year marks the second time that key stakeholders will be meeting as an independent nation under the interim constitution. This year’s theme is “agriculture for sustainable food security and economic growth.”

The deliberations are expected to explore the concept of agriculture as a means for sustainable food security and economic growth and identify strategies and actions to achieve it.

The forum will also seek to understand the current security and economic situation and discuss the government’s priorities towards the realization of the Vision 2040 as well as the challenges faced by state governments in the implementation of the decentralization system.

It is where the recommendations and resolutions of the previous forum can be reviewed for implementation.

However, despite the importance of the event the only four governors who have attended this forum are governors Kuol Manyang Juuk of Jonglei state, Simon Kun Puoch of Upper Nile state, Chol Tong Mayay of Lakes state and Rizig Zacharia of Western Bahr el Ghazal state.

The other six governors have either sent their deputies or a minister to represent them.

During his opening statement of the 2nd governors’ forum on Monday at Freedom Hall in Juba, President Salva Kiir Mayardit continued to pledge his government’s commitment to improve the welfare of the people by delivering basic services and developing the country.

South Sudan is classified as one of the poorest countries in the world despite its great potentials and has continued to maintain some of the worst indicators of countries that are backward.

For instance, 73% of men and 84% of women are illiterate; 4.7 million of its 8 million populations are food insecure; 50% of its civil servants are estimated to lack the appropriate qualifications and 87% of the population lack access to basic health care.

A 15 year-old girl has a higher chance of dying in childbirth than finishing school while the country has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world with 2,054 per 100,000 live births.

Only 110km of road are estimated to be paved in the whole country while an estimated 7,000km of roads are expected to be constructed and paved.

The country is still dependent on imports of food commodities from the neighboring countries in order to feed its people.

It exports none item because the only crude oil it exports was stopped and may take time to resume its operations.


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  • 27 November 2012 07:59, by sudani

    That is it. it is the beginning of the downfall of our Movement the SPLM. Why only 4 out of tens Governors attended the forum and it is still be called Governors forum. it is now Salva Kiir Forums and the four Gangs who are also theives like Salva himself. Do any one here dare to say SPLM is not the corrupt Government?

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    • 27 November 2012 08:05, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You can go to hell or be a nyagat, attendences is not a matter to working government, some of those governors were not there during the war time either,

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      • 27 November 2012 08:27, by Paul Chadrack

        Dinka dominated shite,the days of your uncles in power are numbered,I don’t think if their government will pass this hard moment without falling.they become our second oppressors,liars,corrupt and above all doing everything with impunity.

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        • 27 November 2012 08:53, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          You are really an airhead, a silly boy stupid son of useless man,and empty vessel, go to hell with your idoitic thinking, Kiir is a persident because of his hard work not a bribed position like your Nuer fake leaders who just sit there with non achievable goals, death to you all nyagats

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          • 27 November 2012 09:12, by Young Lotuko

            DDS, How old are you? If you don’t mind me asking..And why do you have so much hate toward Nuer leaders? Don’t attack me please lol becuase thats what you are good at

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            • 27 November 2012 09:55, by Madiak

              Young Lotuko’ DDS do not hate Nuer Leaders the problem is Nuer are not good in leadership they are just a food lovers’ they have instability they can be your fellows 2day and 2morrow with the enemy becoz of food or money the enemy gave them’ That is why the are not to be trust otherwise you have more food 2 give them in order to gain them.
              Juliano Garang Mawien(Garang Madiak)

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  • 27 November 2012 09:31, by Gabriel KK

    I think this forum is not important to Governors as shown in their poor attendence because it is all about talking and taliking without enough budget from Central Government. If President and significant others in central government want to make this forum attractive then they should increase the States budget when oil production resumes.

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  • 27 November 2012 09:55, by Diversity

    Congratulation for the four Governors. Its like failure to submit your assign in those school days.

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    • 27 November 2012 10:25, by Dinkawarrior

      Don’t worry about other sixs governors, they’re ready to defense our borders specially Governor Paul Malong Awan and Governor Taban Deng Gai are doing their best to protect our civilians. While Governor Louis Lobang and Governor Bakosoro are preparing to delivering services to our military Camps. But I am not sure about Clement Wani Konga and the so called Katipabanat Nyandeng Marec!

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      • 27 November 2012 11:30, by Peacocktail

        It great shame to hear even the CES Governor did not attend, Luize Lobong is suspicious of his ally with NCP and rebels,others are suffering from unknown diseases including Cancer and Liver diseases that make ill to attend presumably right for them. President should order removal of those ill Governors who do not attend national strategies and matters for development.

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  • 27 November 2012 11:36, by littlejimmy

    are you crazy what are you smooking? you’r nothing with your dikhead.stop reponse on tribal line. let me advice you, be refective and tell the truth. be axample to next generation and teach them good manners.

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    • 27 November 2012 12:53, by Madiak

      Litle Jimmy u supposed 2call ur slef Litle mind’ it is not refective’ but reflective ur mother might not know that I am telling the truth for she might been fucked by Nuer which mean she can normally defend them; but u what is ur prblm who from entire south Sudan will say that Nuer + Equatorians are not a food lovers. An Equatorian wife can be fuck so that her husband’s Tripe large can be full.

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  • 27 November 2012 13:16, by sudani

    Look at this woman called dinkawarrior. only what he knows is the language of abuse and his problem on this website is only concerning nuer people specially Dr. Riak Machar. who knows if he was also a nyagat. I have seen you friend, you are no different with John Garang whom his predecessors Salva described in Rumbek during their reconcilation meeting. John Garang does forget and does not forgive.

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    • 27 November 2012 14:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      You don’t know English and we urged you to go for more studies as it may help you understand the words,
      It doesn’t say Garang does forget and dose not forgive,,
      You stupid and know nothing about SPLA/M,
      He said Garang forgive and doesn’t forget,
      Shame on you, cunt, those who forget are deem to doom, like Nuer nyagateen who forget easily,

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    • 28 November 2012 02:49, by Dinkawarrior

      "You can run but you can’t hide" Just run your mouth but we know who your, you’re a son of Ngagat the great and your more than the main evil. Your sinful against South Sudanese people will never be forget untill the days of your lives. Shame is always come from those stupid people who don’t think about the future. You’re curse to death!!!

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  • 28 November 2012 07:11, by George Bol

    The only powerful governor after Kuol Manyang is Paul Malong but the rest have no mission and have no idea about the might SPLM/A. As Long Salva Kiir and Kuol Manyang are in the meeting, I think all has been said.

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  • 28 November 2012 10:18, by Below the Law

    The Governors’ Forum is a meeting of national importance.It is where governors could exchange ideas and solve most difficulties amongst the states. Meetings are most vital in every society. The six governors are plainly wrong if none of them are comprehensively sick.There are where we delegate and where we do not. The six have stepped over the Law. Shame on the governors who did not attend.

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  • 3 April 2013 15:55, by stefan

    Don’t worry about other sixs governors, they’re ready to defense our borders specially Governor Paul Malong Awan and Governor Taban Deng Gai are doing their best to protect our civilians. While Governor liquidy Louis Lobang and Governor Bakosoro are preparing to delivering services to our military Camps.

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