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South Sudan’s Namorunyang state suggests declaring emergency

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October 26, 2016 (JUBA) – Lawmakers of the newly created Namorunyang state in Eastern Equatoria have called on the government to declare the state a hunger stricken area in the face of dire humanitarian situation.

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Namorunyang state governor Louis Lobong Lojore (ST)

Several people are said to have died as a result of hunger and many others have crossed into the neighboring countries in east Africa.

Speaker in the state legislative assembly, George Echome, urged the government and the international partners to mobilize resources in order to rescue the looming situation.

“We are calling on the state government to declare the state hunger stricken things are getting worse in our counties citizens are living on daily base,” said Echome, adding that that people should unite and stand together against the looming hunger.

Justine Lobuye, chairperson for agriculture in the assembly said the hunger has led to serious crimes in the community.

He called upon individuals who have little food to share with others until the government and its humanitarian agencies intervene.

Lobuye further explained that many young people are stealing and causing insecurity across the state because of hunger.

He warned that there will not be forgiveness for those who have been caught, saying they will be punished severely.

(ST)

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  • 27 October 2016 14:02, by Mr Point

    Useless government. Useless politician. Politicians get enough to eat.

    Why is Justine Lobuye the chair of agriculture calling for the punishment of starving people? Why does this government punish civilians?

    JUstine Lobuye should be supporting the civilians in starting agriculture not punishing them. Let the civilians farm and stop the politicians causing instability.

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    • 27 October 2016 17:37, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

      This government is very brave,I seriously support idea of emergency because if insecurity in the state has reach that level then what do u expect? National govt had failed totally in declaring it first,rebels will hates this trust me.

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      • 27 October 2016 20:54, by jubaone

        It’s sad that Equatorians in Namorunyang have to starve due to lack of food. I think Equatorians should rethink the objectives of Equatoria Conferences where we support each other. Yei, Maridi, Yambio or Magwi would provide enough food, if not these jienges who have messed up farming. So we have to flush them out quickly

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        • 28 October 2016 04:21, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

          Mr monkey aka Juba one,rebels had got no room to play,you all will be chased or killed by guns,no negotiations or taking ideas from you,you wait.

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