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S. Sudan’s Kiir approves creation of 11 counties in Lol state


April 19, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has approved the creation of 11 counties in Lol state, breaking down its three counties into several administrative units and upgrading the status of some payams to the level of a county.

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South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, addresses the media in Juba on 2 May 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Paul Banks)

Kiir, in a new order, broke up Aweil north county into four counties and Aweil West into another four and Raja into three. The counties forming Aweil West include Gomjuer West with its administrative headquarters at Nyamellel, Gomjuer East at Wedwil, Marialbai at Marialbai, Majakbai at Majakbai.

Aweil North comprises of Malual North with administrative headquarters at Gok Machar, Malual Centre at Maper Dut Wieu, Korok East at Maper Dut Thou and Korok West at Jach.

The presidential order also divided Raja into Kuru with its administrative headquarter at Uyu-kuku, Ringi with the administrative headquarter at Bor and Ere at Ere.

Lol state Governor Rizik Hassan Zachariah, members of his cabinet and the county commissioners have welcomed the decision, describing it a wise decision taken in line with South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) vision of taking towns closer to the people.

In October last year, the South Sudanese leader dissolved the nation’s 10 regional states and created 28 new ones, in a move which was the armed opposition faction said undermine a peace deal to end over the two-years of civil war in the young nation.

Meanwhile President Kiir has already appointed governors for all the 28 new states.


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  • 20 April 2016 16:49, by Wed-wau

    If you read this article and looked at Lol State map, the only reactions you have just laugh! Just for small parts of Denkas’ lands they added to the Raja already qualified Denkas’ people to have 8 counties and Rajas’ people to have only 3 counties. What its mean, 8 counties vs. 3 counties? Its means majority in parliament, its means more power, and its means Denka’s invasion and occupation.

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    • 21 April 2016 14:06, by BM-21

      Let us be sincere, not all Dinka . Let us says Dinka of Warrap and Northern Bar El Ghazel. Look at Western Lakes State, is comprises of Rumbek East, Rumbek Central, Rumbek North and Wulu and it has given only additional 4 counties instead to be given more.

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  • 21 April 2016 15:27, by kuac Agol

    To live together, we should remove the word Dinka in the mind of Raja people and start calling ourselves brothers and sisters of Lol state and that will make us stronger rather follow this weak directions.

    Rizik is our leader and any selected in Aweil West/North could also be respected either

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  • 9 June 2019 12:27, by Tamer

    All news good but sometimes it must change the world
    Bursa Evden Eve

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