The government of Central Equatoria State says it did not disapprove the existence of capital city in Juba

Posted: September 14, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

14 September 2011-(Juba) – The government of Central Equatoria State says it did not disapprove the existence of the capital city in Juba.

On 2nd September, the Council of Ministers chaired by President Salva Kiir Mayardit confirmed the relocation of South Sudan Capital City from Juba to Ramciel in Lakes State.

Central Equatoria Minister of Information and Communication Francis Berson Yoasa told reporters on Wednesday that they had previously called for a peaceful co- existence of the two governments.

[Francis Berson]: "The government of Central Equatoria State wishes to mention here that a five by five square Kilometre land was officially allocated on the western end of Juba City on the road to Yei for the country’s Capital City, another five by five Kilometre land was officially allocated on the Eastern bank of the River Nile on the Torit road. In both cases there was no response from the national government. After consultation the government of Central Equatoria wishes to make crystal clear that its position was the co-existence of the two governments in Juba."

Berson insisted that they respect the decision reached upon to relocate the capital city to Ramciel.

The Minister for National Security in the Office of the President, General Oyay Deng Ajak, who heads the committee for the capital city relocation, told SRS that the Bari community in Juba said they wanted the city to be relocated to avoid more expansion into the Bari territory.

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