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Jubek State governor petitioned over land allocation


August 18, 2019 (JUBA) - A group of citizens hailing from South Sudan’s Jubek State have petitioned Governor General Augustino Jadalla Wani over his recent decision to distribute land to South Sudanese army heroes, heroines as well as the country’s martyrs.

Jubek State governor Augustino Jadalla Wani (L) meets President Salva Kiir in Juba, July 18, 2019 (PPU photo)

In an August 15, 2018 letter which was addressed to Jadalla, the group said it would have been more appropriate if the heroes, heroines and martyrs were awarded land in their respective States.

“Juba should not exclusively have the honour of having the homes of all the esteemed and distinguished people in South Sudan. Each State should have the honour of having the homes of its heroes, heroines and martyrs,” reads the letter signed by nine people.

The group, in their petition, also reminded the governor of previous demands from the community capital city be relocated elsewhere.

“The Bari community remained steadfast behind its demand for the capital to be moved out of Juba. A resolution was passed on 04/02/2011, in a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by President [Salva] Kiir, to relocate the capital from Juba to Ramchiel,” further reads the citizens’ petition to the Jubek State governor.

It added, “The Bari community position hasn’t changed regarding this matter. Hence, the heroes, heroines and martyrs should be allocated plots in Ramchiel, which is the new capital of South Sudan”.

The concerned citizens, according to the petition, are currently living in the United Kingdom, Uganda, United States, Sudan, among others.

The group also assured the governor he has no mandate to make decisions on land distribution on behalf of the people who own land.

“It’s only the Bari community that has got the right of dealing with issues related to their God-given land,” further stressed the letter.

Meanwhile, the group appealed the governor to listen to their advice and rescind his decision or whatever he had intended to do.

“We stand ready to work with you and render our help in any endeavour set for the betterment of lives of our people,” it stated.

The governor is yet to officially react to the group’s petition letter.


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  • 18 August 2019 15:03, by South South

    "The concerned citizens, according to the petition, are currently living in the United Kingdom, Uganda, United States, Sudan, among others."

    I can’t stop laughing. Everything will go on as planned, period.

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    • 18 August 2019 15:15, by Anthony

      South south

      Hahahaha. Refugees crying.😂

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      • 18 August 2019 15:29, by Anthony

        they should be concerned about getting out of welfare,what new menial part time immigrant job they’ll find next(janitor,security guard,maid,dish washer etc) and what to do about their sons who’re getting shot and arrested by police,doing drugs failing school etc and their whore daughters who’er getting impregnated, used and discarded by whites and other africans.

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    • 19 August 2019 00:27, by The Rhino

      Anthonia and South South,

      Kiss your asses and called it a day,alright.Shit,you fucking jienges are only for a limited period of time in Jubek and Equatoria as a whole damn it.Its just a matter of time till we drive you stinking savages out of our areas for good.You bastards are squatting on a powder cake.Governor Jadalla has no authority whatsoever to give out our ancestral territories to jurön..

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      • 19 August 2019 00:29, by The Rhino

        Anthonia and South Sudan,

        ..called Dinkas or any other shit child rapist from afar.Jubek belongs to the Bari and KARO people only, full stop!

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    • 19 August 2019 08:57, by Midit Mitot

      South South,

      Yes Juba is a capital city for all South Sudanese but in a process of allocating the land to the heroes and heroines must be inline with Sultans (Chief) in the area not any how. The issue is, Jubek State governor try to be recognize by JCE government through wrong deeds.

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    • 20 August 2019 08:53, by jubaone

      Juba and Equatoria at large has made these sub human savages feel at home. They can eat, sleep in houses and even get dressed up in blazers. Otherwise, they’d be running naked wildly. Those fortunate ones are in Uganda, Kenya or Sudan as "free food or nyam nyam refugees".

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  • 18 August 2019 23:56, by Kenyang ll

    How the governor acquired the land he gave to army heroes/Heroines is core issue. One man being it the President has no authority to give away other (my) people land. Land belongs to community and it’s community that has the authority to give it to local/national gov’t, other community or individual.

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