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S. Sudan’s Kiir directs governors to champion national dialogue


September 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has directed state governors to prioritize sensitizing communities to appreciate the importance of the national dialogue.

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President Salva Kiir addresses the nation from the State House on September 15, 2015, in Juba (Photo AFP/Charles Atiki Lomodong)

The South Sudan leader made the remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed governors of Wau, Gogrial and Fangak states.

The occasion took place at State House in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

The new governors include John Kong Nyuon for Fangak state, Victor Atem Atem for Gogrial state and Angelo Taban for Wau state.

President Kiir congratulated the new governors on their appointment and stressed that their immediate task was to bring people together.

“One of the governor’s main objectives is to connect and be a link for the people between the state level and the national government. When a governor fails to deliver his duties, it means that the government has failed. This is not what the people want. They want you as the state governor to be an effective link and facilitate the communication between them and the government,” he said.

Officially launched in May this year, the national dialogue initiative has been described as both a forum and process through which the people South Sudan shall gather to redefine the basis of their unity as it relates to nationhood, redefine citizenship and belonging, as well as restructure the state for national inclusion.

The South Sudanese conflict, which broke out in December 2013, has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over two million civilians.


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  • 20 September 05:56, by flipdiving

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    • 20 September 13:15, by Midit Mitot

      Very interesting, Warrap, Awiel President has completely confused, no way forward for good, government of confusion.

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      • 20 September 14:51, by jubaone

        The kiirminal does not know that all his worthless governors are just idling in Juba hotels and doing nothing except gossiping like market vendors in Konyokonyo. In some states, 60-80% of the citizens have run away where the jienge regime has no control. Which dialogue? Just drink, sleep and dream.

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  • 20 September 07:34, by Landlord

    South Sudan slogan, national dialog. keep it national dialog. I’m struggling to find someone to dialog with.
    My good friends on this forum, please help me know who to dialog with.

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    • 20 September 08:38, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Governors to be the facilitators between the governance and the public, this is a very easy jobs that one can do very efficiently, I thought should do more than that in term of development, Sustainable democracy, rule of law, and peace and tranquillity

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    • 20 September 11:21, by Jongo

      Landlord done pickup one from the steering committee I can help you doing that Lilian Valentino she’s the real bitch call girl you wanna help you get it she had ways & means to easily convince & keep you silent forever Please don’t mess up with bitches in your DAILOG ,

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  • 20 September 10:45, by Peng Kimang

    This national dialogue is a doom one. Kiir and his JCE cohorts designed it for a political spin just to gain regional and international favour. The prerequisite for ND is security. The Kiir proclaimed ND is just like fishing in a trouble. Nothing good will come out of that. First silence the guns and repatriate all the refugees back home.

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