Archive for June 27, 2016

By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor-Jonglei State

Hakim Ajieth Bunny, mayor of Bor municipality

Mayor of Bor Municipality, Prof. Hakim Ajieth Bunny, addressing Jonglei state council of ministers during oath taking, June 10, 2016, picture by Mach Samuel

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — The governor of Jonglei State H.E. Philip Aguer Panyang has issued an order for the formation of committee to oversee the celebration of South Sudan Independence Day 2016.

The Governor fashioned a committee to systematize the fifth anniversary of South Sudan independence projected to be celebrated on July 9th this year notwithstanding lack of funds to operationalize the occasion.

The sub-committees that include Secretariat, Mobilizations, security, and catering committees have been formed headed by Jonglei State deputy Governor Gen. Peter Wal Athieu Madol.


By Kon Joseph Leek, Juba, South Sudan


South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Peter Adwok Nyaba (center), celebrates the first anniversary of the country’s independence in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on July 9, 2012.

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — Adwok Nyaba is the current minister of higher education. It is one month now since all the five public universities’ lecturers started their sit-down strike in demand of their [three month’s salaries] and some additional incentives or allowances [travel and medical allowances]

 A week after the strike began, Adwok caught the bull by its horn by writing a letter to the chair of strikers to resume their work and wondered why they [strikers] would not understand the economic state of this country, he then directed the vice chancellor of the university of Juba to take immediate actions if they don’t end their unnecessary strike. It was a stern warning to the strikers whom he termed to be unpatriotic for their failure to understand the situation the government is.


By Lino Lual Lual, Juba, South Sudan


The city of Juba, South Sudan

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — The beginnings of peace in 2005 and the rapid pace of urbanization that followed have led to significant social changes. As one UN representative remarked, in 2005 that Juba was like an overgrown village within a time capsule where not much had changed since 1993, since then everything has accelerated. Juba has attracted significant numbers of people, both returning South Sudanese and foreigners, all with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. This, together with the advent of modern technologies such as mobile phones and the internet has brought about changes in many areas, including cultural norms, social networks and people’s relations to and perceptions of leadership, governance and peace.

Whilst people used to settle according to whether they were returning as refugees, IDPs or from a particular homeland, in many areas these distinctions are no longer apparent. In 2008, research into return and reintegration in South Sudan found that returnees from rural areas in Uganda and Kenya tended to be viewed as unsophisticated or uncivilized and non-Sudanese. It was found antagonism between people who had lived in areas controlled by the Khartoum Government and those who had lived in areas controlled by the SPLA or who had left for Uganda. Today there is much greater diversity.


By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

Dau Akoi an Rebecca nyandeng

Rebecca Nyandeng and Twic East County Commisioner, Dau Akoi, arriving at the celebration site at Panyagoor, 9 July 2012

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — The authorities in Twic East County of Jonglei State has restricted vehicles and motorcycles movement in the highway since it is rainy season.

Speaking to PaanLuel Wël website on a cell phone from Panyagor the Twic East county commissioner, Hon. Dau Akoi Jurkuch said that the laws or rules are been set to prevent damages of the road connecting Panyagor the headquarter and with its Payams to its border with Bor county.

“When the big truck moving on the main road linking Twice East county with the state capital Bor they will damage road then goods will not come to the county headquarters Panyagor and how will the people survive without commodities in the local market” he asked?


By Ring Mayar, Juba, South Sudan


June 27, 2016 (SSB) — Nowadays, it seems fairly natural for the general public not to talk about the suffering so many South Sudanese citizens experience on a daily basis, as long as First Vice President Riek Machar resides in government.

Unfortunately, the term ‘ordinary citizen’ is at risk of being forgotten and used as a divisive slogan in South Sudanese public debate. Its proponents invoke the term to raise important issues concerning ordinary citizens – from war prevention through to eradicating hunger and starvation, to building state institutions – in 28 states – and explaining away the purpose of a large government when the state is lacking funds to pay public servants’ salaries.


Revoking of 28 states of south Sudan by Troika would have undesirable outcomes that the world would wish it was a dream

By Dr Isaac Ayii Ayii (PhD), Juba, South Sudan

decreed 28 states

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — First and foremost, to my readers troika is made up of US, Britain , Norway and occasionally includes The Netherlands, Canada, Denmark and Sweden, but how they came up with the name and the meaning of TRIOKA which I later learnt through  research to  mean GOD according to  someone who asked  for anonymity. As a Christian and a strong believer of almighty GOD I would not agree to that person who perhaps said that the TRIOKA mean GOD, the TRINITY.

However, I refer that to TRIOKA to clear the controversies around the meaning of their name, but to many of us who had been in the bush during the civil war of former Sudan that took 21 years, the longest in Africa and during interim period from 2005 up to 2011, it goes without a saying that the Troika in the persons of  US, Britain and Norway had help us in the 3 years of mediating for Comprehensive Peace Agreement ranging from paying for lodges, allowances for negotiators etc, giving pressure to  Khartoum Government in order to ensure  implementation of CPA and all those conditions that were favorable for our separation during referendum.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor-Jonglei State

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — The issue of 28 states is not more of Addis Ababa and Juba thing; it is a demand of people of South Sudan that need to be addressed by the common man in the country side.

The creation of 28 States has nothing to do with more talk of diplomacy. It is an administrative decision that should not be interfered with by anybody according to Jonglei state top officials.

 “If you are from America, Europe and wherever you are coming from come down to Bor, Rumbek, Torit or Aweil and uncover what the people are adage about creation of 28 states,” Dr. Agot Alier Leek, Jonglei State advisor on political affairs told the PaanLuel Wël website in an exclusive.


By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

Hon. Philip Thon Nyok

Hon. Philip Thon Nyok an area lawmaker [Photo] by Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch

June 27, 2016 (SSB) — The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit has appointed eight new lawmakers into Jonglei state assembly on top of fourteen [14] parliamentarians from former Jonglei state legislative assembly to make a total of twenty two [22] lawmakers.

In the republican decree No. 278/2016 seen by the PaanLuel Wël [SSB] president Salva Kiir appointed eight new parliamentarians to Jonglei state Legislative assembly namely; Ambassador Charles Manyang Awuol, and Mrs. Mary Ayoom Deng both hailed from Duk County.

President Kiir also appointed Ajak Alier Jok, Philip Magot Nyok, Ajoh Gordon Kuol, Mrs. Anai Deng Makuei and Buol Lual Mayen both are from Bor County.