Home | News    Thursday 6 December 2012

Jonglei commissioners’ forum begins in Bor


December 4, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei State launched a forum for county commissioners, executive directors, paramount chiefs, chairpersons of county legislative assemblies and women representatives in Bor on Monday.

JPEG - 29.5 kb
The first row of commissioners at the conference at the South Sudan Hotel in Bor, Jonglei State, Monday December 4, 2102 (ST)

South Sudan’s largest state has struggled with insecurity since the country’s independence last year from both cattle-raiding-related violence and a localised rebellion in Pibor County.

Addressing the meeting, Jonglei’s minister of local government, Diing Akol Diing MP, asked the commissioners and executive directors to account for the county development grants and the Community Development Funds (CDF) that they had received.

Diing asked for the county’s to provide work plans and account for their workforce. Corruption is a major problem at all levels of government in South Sudan.

"We want to know the workforce of the local government and the line ministries. We want know how many workers are there in your counties and how much money in the budget [is] spent on them yearly."

According to the Jonglei minister, the state government has transferred over one million South Sudanese Pounds (around a quarter of a million US dollars) to the state’s 11 counties to spend on development projects. However, no single county has accounted for how the money has been used.

"We want to know you have used the state money transfer. Monthly, the state treasury transfers over 1 million pounds to the counties, we want the report, what have you done with this money? We are not asking you to bring back the money, but we want the report", he said.

Jonglei State Governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, urged the commissioners to make development a priority, adding that South Sudan would not develop without the efforts of the commissioners.

The Governor has long complained of the lack of roads in his state and how this impacts on trade, the economy and the ability for the security services to respond to reports of cattle raids or rebel attacks

He asked the commissioners to work for peace in their communities, as this was a key determinant for development in Jonglei.

“You have the duty to security in you county. Let them remain in peace with themselves and their neighbour’s”, he said. "When there is peace, then people can engage in food productions”.

He advised the county commissioners and directors to implement the local government act to help them in the process of governance.

In their presentations to the forum, county commissioners said they were facing similar challenges, including insurgencies, lack of roads, poor health and education facilities among others.

The conference was also attended by state ministers, MPs and other government officials, including the head of the Jonglei State disarmament campaign.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) "the security situation in Pibor County remained tense with clashes reported between the South Sudan army and non-state armed actors in Likuongole on 19 November. While there are still about 5,500 people from Likuongole registered in Pibor town, more people are believed to be in the area between Likuongole and Pibor, totaling up to 10,000 people."

The OCHA report covering 19-25 November said: "Aid agencies have positioned household items, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies in Pibor town, and food is due to be flown in imminently.The Protection Cluster has voiced concerns that people may be robbed of their rations on their way back home having collected them in town. Unexploded ordnances pose another concern, especially around Gumuruk."


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 December 2012 05:34, by Ahmed Chol

    Isaiah Abraham has been killed. He was a soldier and major by rank in the SPLA, has never been abroad as many think. His real name is Diing Chan Awuol. Like millions of southerners, he hated tribalism, corruption and he criticized the government for that. Salva ordered his Gogrial henchmen to slaughtered him. We are getting closer and only time will tell.

    repondre message

  • 6 December 2012 05:57, by master

    Abraham is enemy of islam , muslim & arab
    he has no vision or mission except promoting hetrat to north
    he deserve to kill ten times

    repondre message

  • 6 December 2012 08:13, by Gulung -dit


    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

The Nile Basin challenges and opportunities 2015-11-30 21:56:37 Between transboundary cooperation and national territorial transformations By Mohamed Yassin The Nile Basin is an extended unique and rich territory in the African continent, which extends over (...)

President Festus G. Mogae rekindles peace hopeful dividends for South Sudan 2015-11-28 07:33:06 By James Okuk Friday 27th November 2015 had marked a very important step forward on the path of peace in the Republic of South Sudan despite lagging behind the schedules in the last wasted three (...)

The Sudanese rebels’ national agenda is causing local harm 2015-11-26 07:46:17 By Hafiz Ismail Mohamed Sudan people's Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N)'s insistence on negotiating with the government about national issues only – rather than giving priority to South (...)


Latest Press Releases

Deadly Public Order raid in Umm Dawm 2015-11-11 13:26:10 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)Deadly Public Order Raid in Umm Dawm On the 14th of October, the Public Order Police (POP) carried out a sweep in Umm Dawm, an area (...)

S. Sudan civil society groups to the 28 states issue to constitutional body 2015-10-08 17:26:10 South Sudan Civil Society Organizations Submission on the Creation of 28 States in the Republic of South Sudan Press Statement For immediate Release 8th October 2015 Following the announcement (...)

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.