Archive for June 12, 2016

Squatters to be evicted in Bor

Posted: June 12, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei state

The Master plan of Bortown

The Master plan of Bortown presented by Hon. James Akech Yen Alier, state Minister for Physical infrastructure on 11 June 2016; picture by Mach Samuel

June 12, 2016 (SSB) — The chairperson of Jonglei state land commission has warned that the government will take measures to dispossess the lands occupied by squatters since 2006 in Bor Municipality.

Squatters have settled in Bor town areas of Taragok, Fangak, Negil, Langbaar, Marol, Naivasha, Hai-Salam, Malou, Block 8, and Hai-Referendum an area allocated to members of organized forces.

Bor town was surveyed in 2006-2007 when Hon Philip Thon Leek was the Governor of Jonglei state and Jok Aring the commissioner of Bor County and with town planning carried out by Ministry of Physical infrastructure of former Minister Amuor Kuol.

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By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

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key actors and institutions of the TGONU

June 12, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan is currently at the crossroads of transition from an undesirable state to, hopefully, a new prosperity. Make no mistake, it is going to be a very difficult period of sociopolitical change which will require the efforts of so many patriots, yet some actors will be preconditioned to be at the peripheries of the transition to democracy and true socialism. And even if they see themselves as representing the majority victimized citizens and deeply embedded in the society, the current undesirable structure of our state dictates that they shall not be able to play any central role. In the same breath, because of the status quo, some institutions and political actors could be more essential in the transition than others.

The status quo is that the country had all but almost collapsed, hundreds of thousands of victims including women and children are still stranded in UNMISS Protection of Civilians Camps (POCs) with inadequate schooling or medical care, while millions are still displaced both internally and in neighboring countries. The social fabric of our country has been violently shattered beyond recognition by the civil war and it will not take less than a decade for true fixing to be effected. Moreover, our country is by far one of the most militarized in Africa.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

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June 12, 2016 (SSB) — In the late Dec 1992, the Red army came back from Parajok and Pogei to Polataka, after SPLA defeated William Nyuon and other rebellion officers, we got everything was in messed, and we resettled in the camp and in January 1993, the Red army in Moli and Borongole were ordered by the SPLA/M top management to move eastward along Paluer, Kacienga, branch to Lemerti, and Upper Talanga or Omeri, Agatta to Loboni roads. They came to Polataka first, and preceded to Paluer and back after two days because they did not found way to Ikotos and a way through Uganda could not allow them, they took again the route to Yieri and Imarok near Torit straight away to Ikotos training camp.

Within the same January in 1993, the SPLA commands, ordered Alternate commander late Dhieu Warabek Ayuel who was killed in Torit in 2002, to recruited the number of children to Ikotos military training centre. Thousands of red army of Polataka followed groups of Moli and Borongole to Ikotos.  The Polataka Red army administration was trying disputed the orders but there was no way to defend their claim. The SPLA top leadership ordered late Dhieu Warabek to distinguish the matured red army among marekrek.

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By Emmanuel Malual Makuach, Nairobi, Kenya

agriculture

Hunger can only be treated with food, not politics!

June 12, 2016 (SSB) — South Sudan need more agricultural extension officers than political extension officers who are an agent of conflicts in the country. Agricultures extensions officers will be an agent of food security and political stability in our societies. Agriculture extension officers are intermediaries between research and farmers. They operate as facilitators and communicators, helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is implemented to obtain the best results in agriculture in South Sudan

Recent donation of tractors by President Kiir to all states of South Sudan was a good move to curb the food insecurity. However, there is still acute shortages of agricultural extension officers to teach farmers agricultural information on natural resources, animals, crops, on how best to utilize the farmland, how to construct proper irrigation schemes, economic use and storage of water, how to combat animal disease, and save on the cost of farming equipment and procedures.

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