Home | News    Saturday 12 April 2014

Lawmakers tell Upper Nile governor, ministers to return to Malakal

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 11, 2014 (JUBA) – Lawmakers from South Sudan’s national assembly have demanded that the Upper Nile state governor and his ministers immediately return to the capital, Malakal, to help restore law and order in the conflict-ridden region.

Members of Parliament headed by speaker of South Sudan Council states Joseph Bol visited Malakal on Thursday only to witness “continuing looting and rotting bodies in the town”.

“There is only one minister in Malakal and three commissioners,” Bol told reporters at a news briefing on Friday.

“For order to return and to build confident amongst the displaced people, the government of Upper Nile state has to return to Malakal,” the lawmaker added.

Malakal has changed hands four times between government and rebel forces led by former vice-president Riek Machar. The mid-December fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, quickly spread to Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states and has continued unabated, despite a ceasefire agreement signed by both sides in late January.

Upper Nile state governor Simon Kun Poch has been under pressure from local politicians for going abroad at the peak of fighting in early February.

Last month, the Upper Nile government announced a temporary relocation of the state headquarters to Renk, a northern town on its border with Sudan.

(ST)

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.

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 theory of African president and prime minister, working together 2014-11-22 05:32:12 By Steve Paterno November 21, 2014 - Africa is notoriously known for political instability, stemming in most cases, over power struggle among the ruling elites. Often times, the best and quick (...)

The UNAMID internal report on mass rape in Tabit. 2014-11-21 06:09:21 What UNAMID really said about their investigation of mass sexual assaults on Tabit: The internal report on what investigators found By Eric Reeves November 20, 2014 - On November 12, 2014 (...)

Bullying Darfur 2014-11-13 18:13:39 By Namaa Al-Mahdi November 13, 2014 - “We broke their backs in Abu Karshola, I doubt they have recovered since,” said a prominent Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) member about their counter attack on (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.