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N. Bahr el Ghazal governor donates cash, pledges hostel to Juba varsity


By Julius N. Uma

March 11, 2012 (JUBA) — The governor of South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el
Ghazal state, Paul Malong Awan, last week donated SSP100, 000 (about
$30,000) to students of Juba University and pledge to construct a
modern accommodation facility to reduce congestion at the campus.

A visibly excited audience stared in disbelief as Awan handed over the
cash to the student community from the greater Bahr el Ghazal region,
at a colorful ceremony held in Juba, the South Sudan capital.

Speaking at the ceremony to welcome first year students into the
institution as well as their counterparts from Khartoum, the governor
reiterated the national government’s plans to boost education, which
he described as the pillar for nation building.

“When you invest in education, you are directing investing in nation
building and that’s why our government remains committed towards
improving the education sector,” Awan told hundreds of students and
officials gathered at Nyakuron cultural center.

The university, which was founded in 1975, is globally ranked number
7,589, according to the 2012 university web ranking released recently.

In the recent past, however, studies at the 37-year old institution
have been greatly hampered by strikes from both lecturers and
students, financial shortfalls and the recent re-allocation from
Sudan’s capital Khartoum back to Juba.

Meanwhile, at least five students from South Sudan have been earmarked
to benefit from the International University of East Africa (IUEA)
scholarships meant for countries in the Great Lakes region. Others are
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC).

A student selected under this scheme, Sudan Tribune understands, will
get full tuition scholarship as well as brand new laptops to
facilitate their studies.

Accredited by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda,
IUEA, which became operational in December 2010, currently offers a
range of degree courses, diplomas and certificates in short courses.


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  • 12 March 2012 08:23, by Acid

    Governor of poorest state has a nerve to donated 100,000 SSP, isn’t that a shame?

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    • 12 March 2012 09:34, by Daniel Buolmawei

      Well, Acid, I appreciated Gov. Malong Awan. I got all this money throught stealing and other corrupt ways, but if you steal money and then turn around and use it for public good, it is better. I hate those who steal public money and then stuck them in the banks without purposes. Let’s open a wholesales and employ people, or big hotel, factory, warehouses, anything that you help employed people,---

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      • 12 March 2012 09:38, by Daniel Buolmawei

        Would be better then keeping all this money in the banks or in a bag inside your house. Some useless people steal a lot of money and they don’t know how to invest them to help others. For instant how many millioneirs now in Warrap but its people are still starving? Could you imagine? These millioneirs if open employment opportunities could feed all Warrap’s citizens without doubt. Thanks to Awan.

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      • 12 March 2012 09:42, by Daniel Buolmawei

        I am sorry, I meant he got all this money through stealing and other corrupt ways. I meant Gov. Malong. I stole nothing from South Sudan, even not a penny, nor do I put the head of Dr. John Garang in pocket yet.

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      • 12 March 2012 10:18, by Joseph

        Thank Daniel for pointing this out. Even thought his state is the poorest in South Sudan, Gov’t Malong has done good job. Corruption can be legalized if the money stolen can be used for building, paying school fees, charity work, companies within the country, but not like this thieves who took the money abroad. Well done Poul Malong. We will all benefit through employment services and even renting

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        • 12 March 2012 11:40, by viper

          Joseph, Did I see you appreciating this great warrior of Nilotics?. This is exactly the difference b/n the Nilotics and the rest in S.Sudan. This country belong to Nilotics and we are ready to pay whatever it take to be a good country even BLOOD. This man is not like your university profs who are saying that J.U belong to community

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      • 12 March 2012 12:38, by Mike Mike

        Oh my God help the pple of NBEGs Aweil.There is scarcity of food security in the whole of Aweil and the governor is playing with public money. Since you gave such huge amount of money to university students,how much are you going to allocate for the vulnerable pple whom are going to dy from hunger in this state? This is the second time which you again issued alot of money out for unknown purpose.

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    • 12 March 2012 19:37, by panom lualbil

      The results of corrupt people is yet to come in accordance with declaration of assets and income isuued by RIEK MACHAR. So Why are you so edgy even when it’s somebody’s generiosity? Dont you think it helpS whole lot if the rest do the same? Shame on you nuer being doubtful in everything!

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  • 12 March 2012 08:24, by Ran Nathdial

    That is to conceal his allegedly corruption. He thought that will help!.... I don’t think so.

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  • 12 March 2012 08:34, by Lual Ngor Lual

    Where did you get that money in the first place Mr. Malong Awan? It is almighty God that trigered your hard to returned part of the looted money to the owners. My dear students in the University of Juba take the money but don’t appreciate him, instead thanks God to let him come foreward again and build the building he wanted to build.

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  • 12 March 2012 09:25, by viper

    Is the confused so called Dinka Dominated SPLM/A on line today? Look at what the governor whose pple are peaceful is doing!! Giving Donations to students. Can you compare his pple with your confused family in Bor? You call the pple of Aweil illiterate! What title will you give to yourself in Bor and the Murlei? Open your mouth again against Aweil

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    • 12 March 2012 11:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Dumb Vepera When a stupid boy like you is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty If you ve problem with Bor Dinkas, go and fight them, You son of bitch, you need to know that i am not form Bor
      How do you called what your greedy corrupted governor do?
      When did you become Dinka Bor enamy?

      Aweilain are our bitches in Gogrial ask me why, i will give U detail,

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      • 12 March 2012 11:58, by Ker.

        Dinka dominated Gvt

        please repeat urself!!!!
        what did u say that Awielian ar ur what?????
        look! attacking the community over the web is critical and i warn u to explain yourself farther.

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      • 12 March 2012 17:40, by viper

        Dinka Dominated SPLA/M, you are really a confused creature from birth. Are you the one who is suppose to call me a dumb? Look at the name that you are using on the web! Is it not a very foolish Name? Look at your childish comments on the web, No body in Gogrial can say such a childish things against their neighbours in Aweil, unless he is a fool like you. But still you are not from Gogrial unless

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      • 12 March 2012 19:33, by Lula

        @Dinka you really son of bitch, stop generalizing pple, your time in spend school seem to be nothing that is why u responded litotes at all time.

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      • 13 March 2012 07:11, by Chanson

        Dinka Dominated shit.I have seen now you are here to confirm your stress of your bitch governor Nyandeng Malek.How can you call Mading Aweil people as your biches of your fucken Gogrial.Do Gogrial look like state for the pple who can make themselve to be above Aweilian ? of course NOT.What I know about Gogrial is that,it is a place where you can easy find a female dogs I ope you knows who she....

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        • 13 March 2012 07:21, by Chanson

          Dinka dominated...I in person does not see something wrong when Mr Awan donated 100,000 SSP to our student at J.U.Abusing the man who care about the future of the country is a scoff to the country at large leave alone the Aweilian.We,ld appreciate Awan for boosting up the investment that will result to the benefit to the S.Sudanese pple.Man you are nothing but dick-headed Mayardit.

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      • 23 March 2012 23:05, by DeltaBravo

        Dinka dominate shit. You are disgrace to Dinka Community at large. When Aweilian were wearing Clothes your people from Gograil were Swinging from the tree like Monkey. Remember 1988 during the starvation your people used to passed through Aweilain beofore they proceed to Khartoum. Where do you think they get food from? It was Aweilain with our hospitality we did help a lot of Gograil people.

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  • 12 March 2012 10:18, by AgwerJimmy

    Mr. governor of NBG-Aweil it is both a surprise and shameful to see you donating this huge money back to Juba.
    Their excellencies the ministers for higher, general and lower education are indeed caring for the higher institutions.
    What position are you still hungry for by donating this sum?
    The current pple of Aweil in poor health, poor education system and acute hunger among others will curse yo.

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  • 12 March 2012 11:00, by Tamongali

    you are right Aguwer, this amount can build 3 classes, well equipped in basic school. Our people thinks university education is the most important but that is wrong,basic education and secondary education are real education that should be supported. University education is luxurious one.We have to make mass of people to be educated through secondary and basic schools not only elites.

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    • 12 March 2012 12:42, by Loko El Pollo


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  • 12 March 2012 12:22, by Raan Warrap

    A good deed by one of the more corrupt ministers. He is simply investing some of his stolen money, about 0.1% of it, back into the people of South Sudan. Shows ministers do have a little bit of heart, albeit none at all.

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  • 12 March 2012 19:30, by James Maker Akok

    Governor, is better to develope your State University in case for your state to be develope. Here in United States of America States governors, and their build their States universities, every state got it budge from Government and build every thing.

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  • 13 March 2012 04:49, by Tribe

    A fool is that one praising Malong acts of fear.Goss is on the verge to repossessed any asset that are estimated to be beyond any public’s servant salaries. With that said, Malong was doing that to untainted his name and somehow received some favor or exemption prior to government financial audition.If you however think this was a mere altruism than you need to rethink your thinking.

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    • 13 March 2012 17:31, by peaceful South

      Malong Awan’s move will only benefit you indirectly.learn to appreciate any kind gesture. ok! you don’t expect Juba university to be expanded by " people from nowhere."It is gov’t officials who develop the country assisted by the populace. Of course you don’t expect a gov’t to be poor. it doesn’t makes sense.

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