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Shisha banned in Rumbek Town

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By Manyang Mayom

June 6, 2010 (RUMBEK) — The Commissioner of Rumbek Central County, Dut Makoi kuok , has issued a decree prohibiting hookah smoking, otherwise known as Shisha in Rumbek town.

Hookahs Commissioner Kuok explained to Sudan Tribune that smokers mix Shisha with illegal drugs. He added that those involved in this business have not been given licenses by Rumbek’s Central Town Council.

Dut alleged that such businesses pose a threat to security. Even SPLA soldiers are attracted to hookah smoking.

He explained that last month’s incident which was carried out by a mentally man disturbed Rumbek town and this incident was caused by a soldier who left his gun to smoke Shisha whereby a crazy man got hold of the soldier’s weapon.

The commissioner expressed the habit of soldiers to smoke Shisha as dangerous.

Furthermore, Rumbek’s Central County have stopped military personals who inter the town with guns, because they allegedly threaten traffic at night.

Similarly, the previous Caretaker-Governor Telar Ring Deng had issued a law banning the selling of alcoholic drinks during weekdays prior to 5 pm and Saturdays before 11am.

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  • 7 June 2010 02:43, by superboy

    Good news Rumbek,this arab habits of smoking shisha should be banned down in all tens state of the south sudan.I witness this during election times in wau,Tonj.even the girls and spla soldiers are smoking shisha too.this is how drug started in the country,go a head mr Dut and the rest

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    • 7 June 2010 03:11, by maumau

      That is an excellent authoritative job Rumbek commissioner. When i talk to relatives and friends who smoke shisha, they turn against and isolate me. Please i wish you talk to your counterpart commissioners in other counties to follow suite in the ban. This is Arab cigarrettes/drugs which originated from the Middle East and then Egypt, now Sudan and finally Uganda.When i went to Uganda, i was supprise to find people bussy smoking shisha. MAUMAU

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    • 7 June 2010 17:05, by Nan dit

      Well done Mr.Dut of Rumbek, we like that let others commissioners learn from you now. We need shisha banned completely event in NBeG too.

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  • 7 June 2010 09:30, by saburi

    Good Job mr commissioner Dut makoi kuok, this Arab habits must be stop-banned in all the 10 states of south sudan, let the rest of the commissioners execute this to their states.

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  • 8 June 2010 10:41, by Malou Manyiel

    Thank you very much Mr. Commissioner,
    Lakes State need such people like you and Eng. Chol Tong Mayay.
    Our hopes rely on you, please keep it up and follow your words.

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