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5 new counties to be created in S. Sudan’s Central Equatoria

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August 29, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s upper house of parliament has agreed on the creation of five new counties in Central Equatoria state.

The creation of the new counties is in accordance with president Salva Kiir’s directives.

John Maswa, the chairperson for the council of states committee on decentralisation and members affairs, said the boundaries of the proposed counties had been confirmed and the resolution had been passed to Kiir for approval.

Once Kiir signs off on the document, Central Equatoria state governor Clement Wani Konga, will be able to proceed with the appointment of the new counties’ commissioners.

The creation of five new counties brings the total number of counties in Central Equatoria to 11.

At the opening of parliament in June, president Kiir advised MPs to approve the new counties to fulfil the demands of local people and avoid conflict.

The names of the new counties are yet to be announced.

The existing counties in Central Equatoria include Yei, Morobo, Kajo-keji, Lianya, Teregeke and the nation’s capital, Juba.

(ST)

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  • 30 August 2014 09:32, by Madina Tonj

    This has to be an uniform to all 10 States and not merely one State alone. In Tonj, we have 25 communities more than Old Gogrial communities. We had report that, we need separation within Warrap State and Salva Kiir refused also we said, we need more counties in Tonj and he refused. Nuer people they thinks we like president but in reality we want to wait till next election. We need good leader.

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  • 30 August 2014 09:43, by Madina Tonj

    Message to president Slava Kiir Mayardit. How came one State have got 11 counties when others have 5-6 counties? Are you thinking for next election? We will fights that war and we will defeat Riek Machar if not signing peace in Addis Ababa but we are going to find some one who is balance the situation in South Sudan nation.Dinka’s population is 6 million and we might have to elected qualify man.

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    • 30 August 2014 14:35, by thomas

      You’re right, NBEG has only 5, Warrap has 6, and WBEG has 3. They need more counties too. But don’t forget that EE and Lakes State have 8, Unity 9, Jonglei 11, and Upper Nile 12.

      It doesn’t seem to be a sinister move by Kiir.

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  • 30 August 2014 12:52, by Son of Ngundeng

    Medina Tonj
    Why you said you are waiting for the next election while you supporting Kiir to reduce Nuer tribe from the second largest tribe to be minority tribe? please let us speak truth we all know kiir he is leading this poor country to the darkness but the first people will see this darkness will be Dinka not all S.S tribes mark my word.

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  • 30 August 2014 15:52, by Wed-wau

    My Dear Madina Tonj
    I do agreed that S. Sudan need a new leader, but not kiir nor Machar. They have an innocents’ blood in their hands. Back to counties issue; through the history of Sudan (South Sudan) no state have high population than West Bahr El-Ghazal until 2008. West Bahr El-Ghazal is mother for other 3 Bahr El-Ghazal States. But we have only 3 counties; when we asked Kiir for more counti

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    • 30 August 2014 16:48, by thomas

      How do you think WBEG should be divided?

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  • 30 August 2014 15:53, by Wed-wau

    But we have only 3 counties; when we asked Kiir for more counties, he killed us and put us in prison. The game in South Sudan is that the powerful communities always have right and have voice. After Kiir loosed the support of Nuer who were fighting YauYau; Kiir welcome YauYau and gave him new state(forget what they say). Kiir can’t loss Equatorians support again, he will do whatever Equatorians

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