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South Sudan parliament due to discuss capital relocation soon: MP

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August 3, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s national assembly will soon sit down to deliberate on whether to relocate the national capital from Juba to Wau, MP Manase Magok said on a visit to the Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital on Sunday.

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Manase Magok, a member of South Sudan’s national legislative assembly, speaks at an event in the Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital, Wau, on 3 August 2014 (ST)

Magok, who was in Wau to attend the official launch of Golden Wings airline’s new Juba-Wau service, said parliament acknowledged calls from the people of Western Bahr el Ghazal state to relocate the national capital.

“[The] people of Wau have [the] right to lobby for the capital’s transfer, but the last decision will come from other states if they agree to relocate the national capital to Wau than the national assembly will use their right,” he said.

Meanwhile, the speaker the council of states, Joseph Bol Chan, also stressed that any decision must be based on the wishes of the South Sudanese people.

Meanwhile, South Sudan’s minister of humanitarian affairs, Lual Achuil said his home state of Warrap had already come out in support of the proposal.

Achuil said he is also supportive of the transfer, but said road links between Greater Bahr el Ghazal states and Juba would need to be improved.

Last month, thousands took to the streets calling for the nation’s capital to be relocated to Wau after the matter was raised by governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan during a visit by president Salva Kiir last month.

(ST)

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  • 5 August 10:23, by Sir King

    We need capital in Wau. Please MPs, even though you don’t want, the citizens of South Sudan must decide to take to where they like. We don’t want Equatorian complain again.

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    • 5 August 10:44, by Mayom County Boy

      we have been tired for almost some years in Juba
      because of Equatorian tribes in Juba ,that demanding land issue for nonsense reasons with in the country .
      it is a welcome relocation with out double from any citizens.

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    • 5 August 11:38, by Lorolokin

      Sir King

      We are tired of all theses shits, take the capital today and now not tomorrow we will even help you in logistial term otherwise we are tired and tired so much of dinkaism in South Sudan in general and Juba in particular and don’t forget John Garang bones as well we can’t be lead by the cows laws enough is enough.
      period

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      • 5 August 16:01, by adamu

        Bro, i completely agree with you, for us to sustain peace in south sudan we would love to see our brothers dinka move the national capital to wherever they wanted it to be. and let us watch if they will make it without civilize Equats. And i assure you, you know very well that, dinka alone can not live by themselves because their Will be fighting within their tribe period.

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    • 5 August 18:48, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Salva Kiir finally made his exit strategy and soon to exile, its good news to me, let him take his Warrap thugs out of South Sudan, the relocation mean anxiety and euphoria feeled by Salva in Juba, moving away the capital city from Juba to Wau mean president Dr.Riek take Juba by either mean.

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  • 5 August 10:55, by dinkdong

    Capital to Wau? What about the Ramciel that was proposed last time? You guys are annoying than the Murle of Jonglei. You suck!

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  • 5 August 11:06, by Gat Gan Kiir

    Dinka Kingdom is a making, if they success to take the capital to Wau, the country will be rename as Republic of Warrap.

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  • 5 August 12:23, by Jubawe

    Please move the capital nooow not tomorrow, South Sudan already a fail state with Dinka government Kirr, Kirr already suffering internal, sooner Dinka in general will pay the prize because of Kirr attitude and let South Sudan down to zero, Kirr try to put blame on Riak but Kirr is the one let the country because Somalia the second. People thinking for peace but Dinka struggle for power. Consequent

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  • 5 August 12:33, by Jubawe

    This Dinka government is not for peace, there!s reason to move capital to wau instead of Ramcial. What will be for the consequence in future because people now learn that this government is not their favor, they agenda is to keep Dinka in power as much they can. Everything have end and the consequence will worst than people expect. I don’t wish worst to innocence Dinka in future, shame to Kirr

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  • 5 August 14:41, by Machiek

    In the name of peace & stability in the Republic of #southsudan, I personally wlcm the relation of the national capital to Wau (the former HQ of GBEGR).certain people re paid on the media to spread the lies that it was because of X & Q with no justifications.the main reason is to let Equatorians rest of land issues. I cld go on & mention more but u get the gist.

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    • 5 August 17:31, by siddaw

      YOU MUST BE DREAMING

      It’s quite repartee indeed!! How will it restore peace & stability if the city is taken into the doorsteps of Bar el Ghazal? If it’s to because of the equatorians, then what happened with Ramciel? Are Equatorians there too? Wau is not deemed to be a city becoz it doesn’t lie in the central part of Junub.

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  • 5 August 15:20, by philipdit wol

    I personally too agree with propossal of relocating Juba to Wau becuase of Equatorian Land issuess which may again be resulting into another war after Riek Machar rebellion, how ever we better take that Capital of Juba where there is no Land dispute.

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    • 5 August 17:21, by siddaw

      What of Ramciel? What happened with the plan of relocating Juba into Ramciel, if your dream was not the mere strategy of looting the marginalized Junub into Bar el Ghazal’s doorstep? Do you think the native of Wau will not mistreat others when it work? If they are looting Junubin here in the foreign land of Equatoria, then how will it be, when it’s in their bonafid land?

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  • 5 August 17:13, by siddaw

    LETS THE FOOLISH MAJORITY DECIDES

    This damn issue of relocating the city to Wau has lately turn monotonous to my ears. We planed the relocation of Juba to Ramciel & infact we selected the company that would work for it but now look. Several empty headed people are lobbying for Wau’s selection to be the major city. #Bar el Ghazal thinking

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    • 5 August 17:34, by Malakal county Simon

      The word Dinka very soon will be become as history, unless they change their attitude!!!! Otherwise, mark my words.....

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  • 5 August 17:46, by siddaw

    THE REPUBLIC OF GREATER BAR EL GHAZAL

    • Capital: Wau
    • Currency: Bar el Ghazal Pound
    • National Anthem: The holy goose of Bar el Ghazal
    • Court of Arm: Greater Bar el Ghazal’s map
    • More to come

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  • 5 August 19:56, by tootke’bai-ngo

    SIDDAW,
    WE NEED THOSE MPs TO DISSCUSS TWO OTHER CITIES TOO(JUBA ITSELF AND MALAKAL) AS CAPITALS OF GREATER EQUATORIA AND GREATER UPPER NILE RESPECTIVELY.
    KIIR HAS ALREADY BROKE UP S.SUDAN AND I AM NOT SURPRISE PEOPLE OF GREATER BHAR-EL-GHAZEL WANTED TO SECURE THEIR OLD TIME CAPITAL NOW. KIIR PEACE IS THAT TO MAINTAINS HIS REDLINE CHAIR IN HIS REPUBLIC OF BHAR-EL-GHAZEL HIS RIVALS IN OTHER STATES

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  • 6 August 09:02, by Niggorota

    My advice to the MPs, NO NEED TO DEBATE ON THE TRANSFER, just fix a date for the transfer. We in Equatoria are more than happy to see the capital move. At last my childern will be sleeping without fear of gun shot or someone breaking into their rooms at night.

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