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Jonglei governor sacks Bor town mayor


December 3, 2015 (BOR) - The mayor of Bor town, Nhial Majak Nhial was on Thursday sacked by the caretaker governor of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, John Kong Nyuon.

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The mayor of Bor town, Nhial Majak Nhial, in his office on 30 September 2014 (ST)

The move followed weeks of investigation, which saw Nhial suspended for a month.

Governor Nyoun’s decree did not, however, explain why the mayor was sacked.

Majak is accused of allegedly grabbing land demarcated for the government in Bor town.

The mayor reportedly rejected attempts to halt him from building on the land, leading to tension between him and the local government and law enforcement minister Peter Wal.

Wal earlier told Sudan Tribune that Nhial was suspended till his case was resolved.

The minister of youth, sport and culture, Peter Chol Wal, who headed the committee that investigated the former mayor, declined to reveal why the former mayor was sacked.

Several attempts by Sudan Tribune to contact the embattled mayor were unsuccessful.


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  • 4 December 2015 08:44, by dinkdong
    • 4 December 2015 10:35, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      The mayor look still a young man,mighty be also his behavior have contributd in lossing his Job,but if he is very wise let him change the beaviour only sometimes it will help a lot.being a mayor need respect to the groups of people

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  • 4 December 2015 12:37, by Dengda

    It disappointed to all young people in the age of Mayor, but people work differently. My message to the Governor is, that position of Town Mayor is ours and should he appoint anyone, that person must come from young people, as there are lot of young people more qualified than former mayor, it should not be given to other age group or elder as they been eyeing for this since the appointment.

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  • 4 December 2015 13:59, by Kenyang

    Good comments guys. Hopefully the former mayor will take full responsibility & correct this mistake instead of making unnecessary noise on media. No reason he shouldn’t comeback next time even better to lead. John Garang once said our people have wrong idea about government as place to loot instead of self sacrifice for benefits countrymen.

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  • 4 December 2015 13:59, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That’s true, let others governors do the same job as did by Juba governor, WBG state governor and today by Jonglei governor. Because town mayor or clerk is the first hand of good state government.
    Let them go one by one.

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    • 4 December 2015 23:23, by Son of Ngundeng

      Good morning yaa balaad jinub.

      Government of decrees even the governors doing the same as their father kiir did, there is an example if you followed the chickens or the hens you can get yourself in garbage area, now governors are followed the chicken(Kiir)

      Son of Prophet
      New location front line.

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