August 22, 2016 (WAU) – The governor of Wau state, Andrea Mayar Acho said he has reached an agreement with the South Sudan police service during his recent visit to the police headquarters in Juba to deploy operation personnel in Wau town.
- Police officers on parade in Jonglei state capital Bor (ST)
Acho said the move to relocate the operation police from Ater-moj to Wau was a part of maintaining security within Wau town aftermath of 25 June violence which forced out thousands of Wau town residents to take refuge at the United Nations and in churches.
“I have met in Juba at the police headquarter with Director General for operation Akot Deng Akot and agreed that the police operation forces which based at operation training centre in Ater-moj should be relocate to Wau to help the state authority in maintaining the security of the state,” said Acho.
“I have also met the top leadership of minister of interior to discuss the matter related to 250 police personnel that are now waiting for their graduation since they completed their training here in the state, we have discussed about their budget pays because since they started under training last year, they did not receive their pays and all these be been reached,” he added.
The governor said large amounts of medicines were stuck in Juba due to lack of transport to ferry them to Wau as attempts were underway to use cargo flights.
Achor said he also met other oficials, including the ministry for information and discus the issue telecommunication network to link the newly created counties in the state.
“I have been doing these things during my visit to Juba for the sake of the security in our state,” he furrher stressed.
Acho was addressing hundreds of state intellectuals, government officials, state MPs, members of different political parties, and state head of security organs.
Also in attendance were faith-based groups and civil society representatives in Wau state.