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Jonglei Governor will give 10% of his salary to Red Cross

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May 6, 2013 (BOR) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Jonglei state has declared that 10% of his monthly earnings will be given to South Sudan Red Cross as membership contribution to the charity body.

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Kuol Mangang Juuk (ST)

Kuol Manyang, while addressing celebrations to mark International Red Cross Day in Bor, also urged other members to emulate him as the organisation strives to manage disasters in the country.

He also reminded citizens of the important roles Red Cross and its international wing, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), played in assisting South Sudanese minors during the war days.

“Without assistance from these important agencies, majority of the then [lost] boys, many of who have now excelled, would have not made it”, said Manyang.

He said his government would consider the Red Cross in its annual state budget so as to keep the new organization active in the state.

“You have to register me as an individual Kuol Manyang, I will be paying one tenth of my income every month”, he said.

Formed in July 2011, South Sudan Red Cross has helped people affected by both natural and man-made catastrophes in Jonglei state as well as those wounded in conflict and the displaced.

(ST)

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  • 7 May 2013 08:39, by wang

    Well done Governor Kuol Manyang, you have now become a change man… keep that spirit up. I really appreciate your move, 10% is a lot of gift

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  • 7 May 2013 08:49, by Andrew Okuch

    Good for you Mr. Governor that 10% will help and save some souls in South Sudan. God sees and remember shreds of tenderness. Matthew 25:35-40...i wish all other ministers in the RSS will emulate that act otherwise we would not hear people dying of hunger in various part of the country.

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  • 7 May 2013 08:57, by kuac Agol

    Thank you very much Mr. Manyang for what you did to Red Cross, i hope the money could help improve lives of our vulnerable S. Sudanese who suffered great poverty and have no access to govt money like your own salary
    And we re sure that Red Cross is having good pocket in term of financial mgt so that the money could go directly to the next beneficaries in safe hands,that is indrect ways of sharin

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  • 7 May 2013 09:24, by dinkdong

    You who are praising him are suck. This guy is a thief. He can even donated more than 10%, because he is one the corrupted officials who robbed the country of millions of dollars. He don’t need his salary. He need to go

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    • 7 May 2013 10:08, by Moc Nyickedenloi

      That is great but how much have the governor accumulated so far in his account now that he is giving away 10% of his salaries.Let it be salaries "not salary"

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      • 7 May 2013 11:39, by Moc Nyickedenloi

        We just need to know how much he earns in order to be able to determine how much is giving away.

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    • 7 May 2013 15:05, by bianaathling

      Hey Dink Dog/dong,
      your comment here does make any sense because the contribution made by the Gov,t will help the vulnerable people to benefit from it.However,remember in mind that little thing is better than nothing although it seemed to you as nothing.Well done Mr.Manyang and keep up the good move very soon others will do the same.

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  • 7 May 2013 10:17, by kuac Agol

    Mind you that the person who steal money and give it to vulnerable people is not a thief Sir
    May be you do not know the definition of the word thief otherwise he could not steal his salary because the money he gave to Red Cross belong to him Sir
    you are thankless and you should learn how to thank people like Kuol Manyang

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  • 7 May 2013 10:24, by Tata

    Hon. Govornoer Kuol,
    Tell us how will the PUBLIC knows that Mr. Kuol respects his words? Let us know how much you earn/month to enable us calculate the 10%, or otherwise this is an obselete politics of President Moi Harambe. Don’t fool S. Sudanese people. You are not the only child who went to school. For how many months you will donate that 10%? Just retire comes 2015 to care for your cattle

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    • 8 May 2013 09:45, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

      TATA, it is non of your business to know what governor earns monthly and how long he shall be giving his contribution to Red Cross. It is a deal between him and his God and this does not need you to coarse Governor tell you his salary. God forbidden!

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    • 8 May 2013 18:52, by panom lualbil

      Thank you so much MR GOVERNOR for ur gift. Of which others such as DR OBESE could emulate, it would be more better. But anyway God bless ur gift. Jesus fed 5000 hungry ppl with loaf of bread n got full because it was bless. So anything from ur heart, is bless by God to help more.

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  • 7 May 2013 17:29, by steven

    This is a nice gesture. Everyone should help the citizens in need as much as they can.

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  • 7 May 2013 21:20, by Peter Malith

    Honorable Governor Kuol that is very good statement i hope that all the CBOs/FBOs and some NGOs which have no funds will be include in the budget of Jonglei state,2014-2015 and if not what is so especial with Red Cross as NGOs and if governor is a shareholder in the Red Cross it is not important to tell us that is personal issues.

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  • 8 May 2013 09:34, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

    A good father always act as a roll model. Thank you so much Mr. Governor for your charity contribution. In Bible, God requires all of us to contribute 10% of our salaries to church. Your contribution will make a very big different in life of South Sudanese who are currently suffering from Natural and man-made catastrophes. Shame on those who don’t appreciate this crucial contribution.

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