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Pibor MPs and ministers could lose their positions: official


May 21, 2014 (BOR) – The minister of information and communications in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has expressed fear that the greater Pibor members of the state assembly and the ministers serving in the Jonglei state government could lose their positions if an independent Greater Pibor Administrative Area receives approval from the Councils of States – the upper house of the South Sudanese parliament.

On an official visit to Juba, MP Jody Jonglei told Sudan Tribune that a number of MPs and ministers, and other civil servants serving in high positions in the state government might be asked to join the government of the new area in Pibor.

"I think the we will lose our positions in the state government. The position of the deputy governor which is now occupied by Baba Medan and the rest of the ministers including the MPs and others may join the new government, but I am not sure,” he said on the phone from Juba on Tuesday.

There a number of MPs and other holding key positions in the state. Jonglei state’s deputy governor and minister of information are all held by Murle ethnic tribesmen. Jonglei’s minister of finance is also from Pochalla county, which is part of greater Pibor.

The new peace deal between South Sudan government and the rebels leader, David Yau Yau allowed greater Pibor counties, an independent administrative area with a special status and a development fund to be managed directly by the presidency.

David Yau Yau first rebelled against the government four years ago, claiming an independent state for Jonglei’s southern Pibor and Pochalla countries.

Most of these areas are remote and have seen little benefit from the 2005 peace deal that ended decades or civil war or South Sudan’s independence in 2011.

The minister also said that peace would be the only chance for the state stop to criminal acts, including child abduction and cattle raiding.

“Cattle raiding and child abduction will be stopped, because [the new Pibor] administration will be closer to the people,” he said.


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  • 22 May 2014 06:38, by Bentiu son

    Dear Freedom fighter David Yau Yau, be careful man and vigilant all the times about Dinka cunning tricks which you seems to fallen into.Simple questions,Why Juba guaranteed independent Greater Pibor admin instead of Pibor State if Kiir was serious? Why your area’s budget manage by President Kiir’s Office instead of National budget? Murle warriors think twice before too late buddies.

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    • 22 May 2014 07:10, by ngadodo

      Bentiu son, that Right always your negative bt now I agree with you but govrt should carefully about David YauYau, should be take care for him otherwise should know that David his not only one who strung from Murle, their is pple who strong then him. secondly I was doubt too abt GPAA, why not state but we still have time to achieve state if govt corporate with us, bt now we holding onto it.

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      • 22 May 2014 07:19, by ngadodo

        about mps from Jonglei state yes they’re should loses position their better to know that should services community not themselves.

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  • 22 May 2014 06:44, by Gabriel Ajak

    HI, you greater Pibor or Murle particularly u become mature no longer a child the way u behave before, please stop abducting children, cattle raiding killing human being like animal, Anyuak,Kachipo and Jier are given to u and I know, they will supper under your hand because u are not going to take good care of them you gona miss use them teach them how to raid cattle, abduct other tribe children.

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    • 22 May 2014 09:06, by ngadodo

      Gabriel Ajak, not true what you talk abt adoption of chdrns, I know Dinka Bor, shld stop criminal act which steals others Bor chdrns and selling somewhere and blame Murle. this time will be going to be difficult to Dinka Bor trading of chdrn’s. abt ours communities who with us nothings to be worries bcs Murle we re not jealous like Dinka Bor. their will going to be treating humanly and dignity.

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  • 22 May 2014 07:06, by wang

    even all those counties in state granted their independent, it wouldn’t stop violence in Jongle as long those minority Dinka in the state still lives there….Dinka are most evil people in this world my mouths and cowardice to face reals fight….. Good luck Murle…..

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    • 22 May 2014 12:17, by Michael Anyong

      Peace, peace, peace & Peace
      Greater Upper Nile should have been managed by Administration, if it is the way of solving their problems would be better we are fed up of their (Rebellions because all militias were generated themselves throughout there ,its seem like that).
      The new peace deal between South Sudan government and the rebels leader, David Yau Yau welcome by South Sudanese Citizens , beca

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  • 22 May 2014 09:04, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Wang
    There is nowhere to lash out DINKA in this planet, Wang DINKA will be on your neck until end of the earth, and if you wanted to defeat DINKA try your level best to change the name and the powers of Jesus Christ. Into (nguandeng) that is where you may come into the power,
    For Murle community to have their own independence administrative area isn’t a big deal but after some years to

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    • 22 May 2014 09:28, by ngadodo

      Alfredo christiani, what we talk abt here is not abt leadership, it’s abt how to lead and delivers leadership to pple. whatever you lead for ever us you said doesn’t matters bt mind how to do it and understand first leadership role.abt us Murle our nothings like changing agreement if your leadership not delivers state to us that where your not going to lead for ever us you.

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  • 22 May 2014 09:07, by Alfredo christiani

    come, those DINKAS boys & girls who were abducted by Murle in 1970s up to now and will recognizes that they were abducted from DINKA land and shifted to Murle land, those peoples will create instability in that area for some years to come. Mark my words

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    • 22 May 2014 13:41, by ngadodo

      Alfredo christiani, come on do you their names? where they living? you got there are contacts? if no why you told me to mark your words?

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  • 22 May 2014 09:10, by Angelo Achuil

    The gov’t will realize too late the bad precedent they are setting. Is the gov’t saying that the Taposa, Bongo, Tonj E, Shilluk, Zande among other areas that claim being ignored perpetually by gov’t should rebel also, fight to get special status straight from Presidency?

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    • 22 May 2014 12:28, by Bravo Nuer

      Achuil that fake deal of greater Pibor being placed under presidency is so fake as kiir himself as an illegitimate president. it is a deceptive tactics meant by kiir to pin Yau Yau down and pay him the salaries equal to 200 employees a week and the rest of greater Pibor people will be left holding a crying baby. which presidency? is it not where a million of dollars got stolen in it last year?

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      • 22 May 2014 12:38, by Bravo Nuer

        why not constituting it as a full state if it were a genuine consideration? the coming inclusive federal govt of national unity will make Jonglei state be split into four states. greater Akobo as Bieh State, greater Fangak as Phow Sate, greater Bor as Jonglei State and greater Pibor as Pibor State and this is the genuine assurance the wise will trust more than that crocodile tears shedding accord.

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  • 22 May 2014 14:43, by Gabriel Ajak


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  • 22 May 2014 14:43, by Jonglie

    Ofcourse all MPs and Ministers from Greater Pibor who are currently active in Jonglei will automatically loose their positions and start wrestling with David Yau Yau in Pibor for posts. Sudan tribune reporter is not aware that Jonglie Finance Minister Dhano Obongo is not from Greater Pibor but from Akobo county.

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  • 23 May 2014 12:17, by WendeMajok

    Intelligence Vs Ignorant,
    After having studied peace & reconciliation strategies in Chaplain Corps in Yei & academic studies in KIU Uganda, Mr Yau Yau still don’t know how to approach diplomatic relations quiz. I will bet, this guy will soon explore heaven or hell if he keeps moving to media houses and government offices around Juba with that frown face & mucky approach to questions. Good luck!

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