Sunday 13 October 2013 October 13, 2013 (RUMBEK) - The assembly business committee (ABC) in the Lakes state parliament has asked speaker John Marik Makur to resign by Friday as pressure mounts for him to step down.
A group of 36 MPs recently declared a (...)
Friday 26 October 2012 October 24, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Speaker of Lakes State’s Legislative Assembly, John Marik Makur MP, dissolved all specialized committees seats on Wednesday after MPs voted to limit membership of the parliamentary groups to a maximum of (...)
Monday 15 October 2012 October 11, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Lakes state parliament has witnessed a heated debate over an amendment to limit the terms of MPs serving on specialised committees from five to two years. Lakes state speaker, John Marik Makur, November (...)
Sunday 27 October 2013 October 26, 2013 (RUMBEK) – A caucus meeting for South Sudan-ruling party (SPLM) members from Lakes state on Saturday asked the assembly speaker to forcefully resign, ending weeks of political bickering. Outgoing Lakes state assembly (...)
Friday 22 March 2013 March 21, 2013 (RUMBEK) - Lakes State Legislative Assembly received a strict letter of instruction from the military caretaker Governor Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol on Wednesday asking lawmakers not to debate make reductions in the state (...)
Wednesday 23 October 2013 October 22, 2013 (RUMBEK) - The speaker of the Lakes state legislative assembly Speaker has ordered immediate suspension of the parliament after a group of MPs who signed a petition last week requesting his resignation or impeachment. (...)
Friday 23 November 2012 November 22, 2012 (RUMBEK) - South Sudan’s Lakes State named new chairpersons for 16 specialized parliamentary committees on Thursday, although two positions remain unfilled due to disagreement between MPs from two counties. Lakes state (...)
Tuesday 2 April 2013 April 1, 2013 (RUMBEK) - South Sudan’s states of Warrap and Lakes held a Peace and Reconciliation forum on Saturday in the latter’s Cueibet County where both sides agreed to end the cycle of cattle raiding between groups either side of (...)
Friday 11 October 2013 October 9, 2013 (RUMBEK) – Several lawmakers in the Lakes State legislative assembly have given their speaker a two-week ultimatum to resign or be forced out of position if he fails to comply. Shadrack Bol Machok MP, who represents (...)
Friday 27 September 2013 September 26, 2013 (RUMBEK) - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit concluded his two day visit to Rumbek, the capital of Lakes state on Thursday, after instructing top officials to hold a meeting to resolve their diffences. (...)
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