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Eastern Equatoria suspends Torit mayor


By Ijoo Bosco

June 12, 2014 (TORIT) – The government of Eastern Equatoria state has issued an executive order suspending the mayor of Torit municipality.

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Former Torit mayor Stephen Osfaldo (ST)

Stephen Osfaldo’s suspension came into effect on Wednesday after the order was signed by state governor Louis Lobong Lojore.

Lojore said a seven-member committee would be formed to investigate allegations of mismanagement brought against the former mayor by the Torit municipal council.

Osfaldo, who was appointed less than five months ago, has faced ongoing criticism from the Torit community over the demolition of the state’s main market and the opening of roads within the municipality’s jurisdiction.

The investigating committee will be chaired by John Savior Otwor, with representatives from the National Security Service, criminal investigation department (CID) member, municipal legislative council and Anti-Corruption Commission to be appointed.

The committee will examine allegations against the mayor and is expected to submit a comprehensive report within seven days to the state governor.


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  • 12 June 2014 14:26, by thomas

    I don’t know what he did, but the issue of decentralization and federalism applies here as well. Only the city council or the citizens in a referendum should be able to remove a mayor. Just like only the state assembly should be able to remove an elected governor.

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