Home | News    Friday 14 October 2016

Disabled persons in Jonglei state demand MP’s resignation


October 13, 2016 (BOR) - At least 70 disabled persons in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have a filed complaint over what they claim was lack of support from their representative in the state legislative assembly, demanding his immediate resignation.

JPEG - 101.1 kb
Disabled man casting his vote in Rumbek (photo by Manyang Mayom)

The disabled, on Thursday, walked on the streets of the state capital, Bor, via the market to the governor’s office, where a petition was presented.

In the petition letter, the disadvantaged group demanded access to learning for more than 1,400 of the their member, most especially for the ones willing to study.

David chuti Madit, the head of the union entity for the disabled group in Jonglei, told journalists that intended to prioritise education, among several other considerations.

The MPs for disabled persons, Deng Ajang Duot, was appointed by former Jonglei governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk as a representative in the state legislative assembly.

Since his appointment, Duot has allegedly failed to fulfill the peoples’ expectations.

The MP is accused of having rented out an office meant for disabled persons in Bor, yet members do not directly benefit from the money. The MP could not be reached.

Meanwhile, Agot Alier Leek, an advisor to the governor told journalists that the state governor would work the petition presented and the result would be out by Monday.

“This petition which they are presenting to the governor of Jonglei state is petitioning to some of their demands from different institutions; one of them is ministry of education, war and disabled commission. The governor has requested them to go back to their places and be in peace until coming Monday," said Leek.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 14 October 09:52, by Dengda

    That’s true Deng Ajang turned be SPLM campaigner, instead to be the voice of voiceless. Let him carry his own cross.
    He suppose to be pain of neck of the government. However, he very much like sycophant. I am with you, being disabled is not crime, it is just missing some part.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

52nd Anniversary of the glorious October 21, 1964 Sudanese revolution 2016-10-21 12:43:46 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Friday the 21st October 2016 will mark the 52nd Anniversary of the Glorious Sudanese October 21, 1964 Revolution. On that date, my memories go far back to the unique (...)

Chemical Weapons Use in Darfur: The World walks away 2016-10-18 22:12:17 By Eric Reeves Despite overwhelming evidence of Khartoum’s use of chemical weapons in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur (western Sudan), the international community seems to be quietly walking (...)

Resources grabbing in the Nile Basin 2016-10-17 22:57:47 MISUSE, MISMANAGEMENT AND MISINVESTMENTS By Mohamed S. M. Yassin Ting Fa Margherita Chang Luca Iseppi Abstract. Historically the Nile constituted the major source of life for million of (...)


Latest Press Releases

Amnesty urges to investigate chemical weapons Sudan’s Jebel Marra 2016-10-12 12:52:01 Sudan: International chemical weapons investigation urgently needed into horrific Jebel Marra attacksAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NEWSFLASH 11 October 2016 Sudan: International chemical weapons (...)

UNAMID JSR’s statement read to the media on peace in Darfur 2016-10-10 20:57:56 African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently (...)

Sudan: No justice for protester killings 2016-09-23 08:03:30 (Nairobi, September 22, 2016) – Sudanese authorities have yet to provide justice to victims of a violent crackdown on anti-austerity protesters in Khartoum in September 2013, the African Centre (...)


Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.